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Deep Cuts Briefing - Missile Defense and the Offense-Defense Relationship. Launch Event Deep Cuts Working Paper
Missile defenses remain an obstacle to U.S.-Russia agreement on a new nuclear arms control accord. Both sides will need to address the offense-defense relationship in the Strategic Stability Dialogue, agreed by President Joseph Biden and Vladimir Putin at their June 2021 Geneva summit.

A new and comprehensive Deep Cuts Commission Working Paper by Andrey Baklitskiy, James Cameron and Steven Pifer takes a deep dive at the problem of missile defenses. The three renowned experts review how missile defenses affect strategic stability and offer practical suggestions to limit the uncertainty over future missile defense capabilities.

What could such measures look like? How can Russia and the United States avoid new arms races? At what point should China be brought into discussions on the offensive-defense relationship? How would a possible Russia-U.S. agreement affect NATO missile defenses? What role can Europeans play in managing offense-defense relationships?
The event will provide an opportunity to discuss with the three authors these questions as well as the conclusions and recommendations of their Deep Cuts Working paper.

The discussion will be moderated by Maren Vieluf, researcher at the IFSH Berlin office.
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