OP#15: Engaging China and Russia on Nuclear Disarmament

March 27, 2009
William Potter
Cristina Hansell

Occasional Paper #15

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Engaging China and Russia on Nuclear Disarmament

Authorities in Beijing and Moscow are currently reassessing their nuclear policies and postures. The decisions they make will affect their negotiating positions for years to come; therefore, now is the time to work with both countries about deep nuclear reductions that could ultimately lead to the elimination of their arsenals. Such actions will contribute to reaching “nuclear zero.”

CNS, with the support of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, analyzed the prevailing perspectives, bureaucratic players, and politics and developed recommendations on how to build support for desired policy changes.

The essays in this Occasional Paper represent the findings from the first stage of the project: the examination of strategic policy, nuclear postures, and prospects for disarmament in Beijing and Moscow.

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