Future of Nuclear Arms Control Series: Is a Treaty-Based System Sustainable?

The Trump administration and the Kremlin have given notice of intent to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. New START may be next on the chopping block. Where do we go from here? If the process of nuclear arms control as we have known it isn’t sustainable, what might take its place? Stimson is convening a series of brainstorming sessions on our nuclear future and how best to shape it. 


Morton Halperin, Senior Adviser to the Open Society Foundation.

Morton H. Halperin was a founding father of the practice of arms control, co-author (with Thomas Schelling) of Strategy and Arms Control, and is a senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations. He served in the Johnson, Nixon and Clinton administrations. In the Johnson and Nixon administrations he worked on strategic arms control. In the Clinton administration, he was director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State.

Michael Krepon, Co-founder of the Stimson Center.

Michael Krepon co-founded the Stimson Center in 1989. He served as Stimson’s President and CEO until 2000, and continues to direct Stimson’s programming on nuclear and space issues. He taught for nine years as the University of Virginia’s Diplomat Scholar. His most recent edited volume is The Lure and Pitfalls of MIRVs: From the First to the Second Nuclear Age.

Elizabeth Talerman, CEO of Nucleus Strategy.

Elizabeth Talerman has spent more than 30 years working with forward thinkers spanning both the commercial and social impact sectors and is the recipient of a MacArthur grant for work on engaging new generations in efforts to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Before launching a strategy practice in 2002, she was founder and CEO of Agile Industries and has held senior positions in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and as Marketing Director at The Harvard Business School.

Brian Finlay, President and CEO of the Stimson Center (Moderator)

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