The Future of Russian-US Strategic Arms Reductions: START III and Beyond
This report summarizes a joint U.S.-Russia meeting on the future of U.S. Russian nuclear arms reductions held in Cambridge, Mass. from February 2-6, 1998. The meeting was co-sponsored by the MIT Security Studies Program and the Center for Arms Control, Energy, and Environmental Studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. The meeting was supported by funding to the MIT group from the W. Alton Jones, MacArthur, and Ford Foundations.
Russian participants of the conference included Rear Admiral Alexei Ovcharenko (Russian Navy), Petr Romashkin and Valeri Yarynich (Defense Committee staff, the State Duma), Prof. Anatoli Diakov (Director of the Center in MIPT), Timur Kadyshev, Eugene Miasnikov and Pavel Podvig (the Center in MIPT). From the U.S. side the conference was attended by Ambassador James Goodby, Michael Stafford (U.S. State Department), Major General Roland Lajoie (recently - Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for CTR program), Prof. Frank von Hippel (Princeton University), Prof. Theodore Postol (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Rear Admiral Robert Wertheim (consultant on national security issues), Bruce Blair (Brookings Institution) and many other arms control experts.
This report is not a transcript of the meeting, but is summary based on
notes taken by rapporteurs at the meeting.
For more information, please, contact Prof. Theodore Postol (617-253-8077, U.S.A.) or Prof. Anatoli Diakov (095-408-6381, Russia).