Monday, May 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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CSS National Security Seminar 
CNA -- Center for Strategic Studies 

An Uncertain Future: Nuclear Arms Control After New START 



Mr. Vincent Manzo, Research Scientist, CNA

Dr. Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Postdoctoral Fellow, Managing the Atom, Belfer Center

Moderated by:

Dr. Justin Anderson, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University's Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The future of nuclear arms control is highly uncertain. The United States is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russia’s material violation of the treaty. The New START Treaty will expire in the next decade, and the United States and Russia face formidable obstacles in achieving a follow-on agreement. If New START expires without a replacement in tow, it would mark a profound change in nuclear policy for the United States and Russia, with global ramifications.

Please join us for an on-the-record discussion with Vince Manzo, author of a new CNA report entitled, “Nuclear Arms Control Without a Treaty? Risks and Options After New START,” and nuclear policy expert Dr. Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center at Harvard's Kennedy School. Dr. Justin Anderson, Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University's Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, will moderate. The discussion will address the risks that would emerge in a post-New START world, the prospects for U.S.-Russia cooperation on arms control outside a treaty framework, the potential impact on China’s nuclear policy and posture, and the implications for U.S policy choices today.

This event is open to the public but registration is required. Please register no later than COB on April 29th if you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please contact CNA_NSS@cna.org. Media attending the event should register and contact Elizabeth Cutler at cutlere@cna.org.

Limited parking is available in the pay-for-parking garage located behind the CNA building on 11th Street North. The CNA building is one block from the Clarendon Metro station. Please bring government-issued photo ID for check-in at the front desk. Refreshments will be available.

The CNA National Security Seminar series is an initiative to bring together thought-leaders from across the U.S. government, academic and research institutions, the private sector, and U.S. partner nations to share their expertise, facilitate discussions, and contribute to an on-going dialogue about critical national security issues. Our 2019 series focuses on holding events that explore how great power competition affects our broader national security. We discuss how competitors view great power competition, how they are competing against the United States both at home and abroad, and the prospects for a whole-of-government approach to this new security environment. CNA is uniquely positioned to examine the range of these issues through the Center for Naval Analyses, which supports the Department of Defense, and the Institute for Public Research, which supports homeland security, public safety, and emergency operations at all levels of government.