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Russian Nuclear Strategy after the Cold War

November 16, 2018 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Please join us for a discussion of the external and internal drivers of change in post-Cold War Russian nuclear strategy. Dr. Kristin Ven Bruusgaard will argue that current Russian strategy is reducing the emphasis on nuclear weapons and oriented primarily toward deterring rather than fighting nuclear war. Improved conventional military capabilities are reducing Russia’s need to use nuclear weapons to compensate for conventional inferiority, and the most influential actors formulating nuclear strategy in Russia now argue for enhancing conventional and non-conventional tools to influence the course of conflict.

This event is made possible through generous support from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

MacArthur Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford