To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
This seminar will examine the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions between the United States and Russia, including the possibility that negotiations might be expanded to weapons not limited by the New START Treaty: non-deployed (reserve) strategic warheads and non-strategic (tactical) nuclear weapons. Given the offense-defense relationship, the seminar will cover U.S. and Russian differences over missile defense and how those might be resolved to allow a cooperative NATO-Russia missile defense arrangement for Europe. The seminar will also address the challenges that must be overcome to advance the nuclear arms control agenda.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.