Graham Allison considers what clues we can extract from successfully denuclearizing 14 post-Soviet states, and how those clues can inform our non-proliferation and nuclear security efforts in the future.
In December 1991, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belavezha Accords, paving the way for the peaceful dissolution of the USSR before the year's end. Twenty-five years later, two of the three leaders and the chief aide to Yeltsin who gathered in Belovezhskaya Pushcha will discuss the historic turning point.
The Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative will host a discussion on nuclear arms control choices for the next administration. Following the discussion, the speakers will take questions from the audience.
Columbia University's Harriman Institute is hosting U.S. and Russia-based scholars of international relations to examine the sources and consequences of growing confrontation between Russia and the West, discuss possible solutions going forward and provide an opportunity to learn from each other’s perspectives.
This forum will discuss approaches for tackling the ongoing "Russia Challenge" from both sides of the Atlantic as the search for a principled and durable policy framework towards Russia continues amidst change in the U.S. and in Europe.