Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts STARTing Again: A Look Behind the New START Treaty Extension with Russia

STARTing Again: A Look Behind the New START Treaty Extension with Russia

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About the Event

Originally ratified ten years ago this month, the New START Treaty limited the number of nuclear weapons and delivery vehicles in the United States and Russia. Upon taking office, the Biden administration reached an agreement with Moscow on extending the treaty for 5-years, no doubt as both sides prepare to enter into negotiations for a follow-on to the New START Treaty. What is the legacy of the original treaty and what were the considerations of the negotiating team as they took on the treaty's renewal? What does the extension mean for U.S. national security as we head into the next decade? Join FPRI's Aaron Stein as he hosts a panel of U.S. arms control negotiators, including Rose Gottemoeller, Ronald Lehman, Joshua Segal, and Kurt Siemon to discuss the negotiations for the New START treaty, the future of U.S. national security, arms control with the Russian Federation, and more in this special FPRI event.


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Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller - Rose Gottemoeller is the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Securi...

Ronald F. Lehman II

Ronald F. Lehman II - The Honorable Ronald F. Lehman II is the Counselor to the Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. For the State Department, Lehman Chairs the Governing Board of the International Science ...

Joshua Segal

Joshua Segal - A veteran of over 30 years in the arms control and nonproliferation communities, Dr. Joshua E. Segal is currently a free-lance senior national security consultant for information warfare, arms control, and hybrid warfare strategies in Washington, DC.

Kurt Siemon

Kurt Siemon - Kurt Siemon served in U.S. Army infantry, foreign area specialist, and intelligence positions from 1962 to 1994.  He served on the START I and II negotiating delegations in Geneva, Switzerland and re...

Aaron Stein

Aaron Stein - Aaron Stein is a Black Sea Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and Chief Content Officer at Metamorphic Media/War on the Rocks.