Arms control and the nonproliferation regime are being challenged on multiple fronts. U.S.-Russia bilateral cooperation on arms control stalled under the cloud of INF violations by Russia and withdrawal by the United States. Prospects for even simple extension of the New START Treaty appear grim. If New START expires in 2021 without extension or replacement the United States may find itself for the first time in over fifty years without any formal, treaty-based limits on strategic nuclear weapons capabilities. This uncertainty combined with nuclear modernization programs in U.S., Russia and China raise important questions about the future strategic stability and arms control. Please join PONI on April 3, 2019 at CSIS for a half-day conference to explore the future of arms control.

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1:00 PM          Conference Welcome

Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS

1:15 PM          Keynote

                        Senator Deb Fischer

2:00 PM          Break

2:15PM           Panel 1: Arms Control and Strategic Stability in Europe and Asia

Rebecca Lissner, Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College

Ulrich Kuehn, Deputy Head, Arms Control and Emerging Technologies, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg

Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Managing the Atom, Belfer Center

John Warden, Strategy, Forces and Resources Division, Institute for Defense Analyses

Moderator: Rachel Ellehuus, Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Europe Program, CSIS

3:45 PM          Break

4:00 PM          Panel 2: Force Posture Implications of a Post-Arms Control World

Alex Bell, Senior Policy Director, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Vince Manzo, Research Scientist, Center for Naval Analyses

Frank Rose, Senior Fellow for Security and Strategy, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Moderator: Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Adviser, International Security Program. CSIS

5:30 PM          Public Reception


This event is made possible by support from Northrop Grumman.