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Trilateral Dialogue on Nuclear Issues

The European Trilateral Track 2 Nuclear Dialogues, organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), has convened senior nuclear policy experts from the United Kingdom, France, and the United States (P3) for the past nine years to discuss nuclear deterrence and nonproliferation policy issues and to identify areas of consensus among the three countries.

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The Importance of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

The nuclear threat environment is dynamic and proliferating, with old and new actors developing advanced capabilities while the U.S. enterprise is relatively static, potentially leaving the United States at a technological disadvantage. Please join us as General Kevin Chilton discusses the importance of maintaining the U.S. nuclear deterrent and the challenges facing our nuclear enterprise into the future.

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Toward a Common North Korea Strategy

At an official state visit to Seoul in early November, Presidents Trump and Moon advanced a common agenda on North Korea and bilateral relations. How will the two governments’ policies develop in 2018 and beyond? This timely discussion will examine U.S. and Korean perspectives on both countries’ North Korea policy and the future of the U.S.-ROK alliance.

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The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty: Does it have a future?

At 10:00 am on December 8—the 30th anniversary of the INF treaty’s signing—the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative will hold a panel discussion on the treaty and its future. The panel will include Olga Oliker, senior advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Brookings nonresident senior fellow Steven Pifer and Brookings senior fellow Strobe Talbott. Brookings fellow Alina Polyakova will moderate.

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Costing U.S. Nuclear Forces

The United States has embarked on the process of modernizing almost every component of its nuclear forces, sparking a debate about the costs of such a project. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report estimating that the nuclear force plans that the Trump administration inherited from its predecessor would cost $1.2 trillion between 2017 and 2046, and outlining options to reduce or delays costs. Michael Bennett from the CBO will present the report’s findings, and Kingston Reif will discuss its implications for policy.