Eurasia/Russia

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The Role of Youth as Change Agents for Nuclear Disarmament

High School Students from the US, Japan, and Russia discuss solutions to nuclear threats at the Online Critical Issues Forum Spring Student Conference.

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CNS Observed the 35th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster with International Dialogue

CNS commemorated this week with an article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and two webinars featuring Ukrainian experts, CNS visiting fellows, and students.

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The UC Interview Series: Prof. Robert Legvold

Topics: West-Russia relations, nuclear deterrence, limited nuclear options, and prospects for arms control cooperation.

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Russia in the Middle East: Finding a Strategy

VIDEO: CNS expert Hanna Notte speaks at virtual event held in Moscow.

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Don’t Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny

Sanctions advocates all too often assume a straight line between banishment and behavioral change.

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Chemical Weapons Arms Control at a Crossroads

WEBINAR: Insights from international experts on challenges posed by Russian and Syrian use of chemical weapons.

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Slowing a New Arms Race Means Compromising on Missile Defenses

If Biden wants to slow this arms race, he will need to accept limits on U.S. missile defense systems.

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Where Are Russia’s Red Lines on Iran’s Nuclear Brinkmanship?

The new US administration intends to revive diplomacy with Iran and return to the 2015 nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA).

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Making a Better Open Skies Treaty

How the Biden Administration can re-join the treaty, Russia may be persuaded to stay in it, and other members can help facilitate them.

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Can Russia Help Biden Get a Comprehensive Agreement with Iran?

Russian competition with Iran in Syria will afford Washington limited opportunities to rely on Russian leverage-plays with Tehran.