US-Russia Nuclear Relations

July 7, 2017

Seminar with Siegfried Hecker

Video Seminars: Took place on June 20, 2017, at CNS of MIIS in Monterey.

Siegfried Hecker lectures participants of the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia on the evolution of Cold War nuclear relations going from confrontation to limited cooperation as the Cold War thaws and the Soviet Union breaks up.

Siegfried Hecker is a research professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. A former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Hecker is an internationally recognized expert in plutonium science, global threat reduction, and nuclear security.

Developed by the Middlebury Institute‘s Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) aims to expose top Russian area studies graduate students from across the United States to leading voices on Russian-U.S. relations.


Part I: Cold War to Breakup of Soviet Union


Part II: Lab-to-Lab Cooperation to Avert the Four Nuclear Dangers


Part III: US View of Clear and Present Danger in Russia

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