Crisis Escalation in NATO-Russia Contact Zones? Assessing Arms Control and Conventional Deterrence in Europe

Sept. 23, 2019, 12:00-2:00pm
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S354, Cambridge, MA

Join Harvard's Davis Center for a talk on the current ways in which Russia and Western states do (and do not) negotiate arms control and risk reduction within the OSCE framework.

Just two decades after the end of the Cold War, the bilateral relationship between NATO and Russia has returned to a state of mutual deterrence. While the risk of large-scale offensive action is no longer an imminent danger, current threat perceptions on both sides make the eventuality of cross-border offensive operations a certain peril.


Cornelius Friesendorf, head, Center for OSCE Research (CORE); senior researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg
Benjamin Schaller, doctoral research fellow, Center for Peace Studies (CPS), The Artic University of Norway