Q&A December 7, 2020

Remembering history while planning the future of nuclear arms control

A conversation on what could and should be done to restore and extend an arms control regime that has deteriorated in the last few years, as the United States and Russia have withdrawn from major arms control agreements and let New START come to the brink of expiration.
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Sig Hecker is one of the world’s foremost nuclear security and policy experts and has for decades served as a go-to source for journalists writing about nuclear affairs. An emeritus fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Hecker has a long history of working to foster cooperation on nuclear issues between US and Russian scientists and their governments. He has visited North Korea and toured various of its nuclear facilities multiple times and is at work on a book about that country.

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