Video: Experts Discuss the Politics of New START and Strategic Nuclear Modernization
The Obama administration oversaw both the ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) and an agreement to modernize the U.S. strategic nuclear deterrent. Today, the fragile bipartisanship that led to those achievements is fraying, as a panel of experts discussed at a Brookings event on Jan. 7, 2019. Brookings Senior Fellow Frank Rose moderated a panel of experts, which included four former government officials and a Georgetown University professor. Panelists discussed the 2010 negotiations, the current state of the debate and steps that could be taken to maintain a level of bipartisanship moving forward.
Madelyn R. Creedon, former principal deputy administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; nonresident senior fellow, The Brookings Institution
John R. Harvey, former principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, Department of Defense
Rebecca Hersman, director, Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), Center for Strategic and International Studies
Matthew Kroenig, associate professor, Georgetown University; deputy director, The Scowcroft Center, Atlantic Council
Brian McKeon, senior director, Penn Biden Center
Frank A. Rose, senior fellow for security and strategy, foreign policy program, The Brookings Institution