Transcript of the first in a series of lectures on "The U.S.-Russian Strategic Partnership: Premature or Overdue?"
This discussion focused on what Russia and the United States might do to dismantle the nuclear weapons legacy of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of nuclear bombs and warheads are still held by the two nations. Wat can be done to rid the world of these weapons? Can we move beyond START II, and indeed, will the Russian Duma ratify START II? Russia and the United States have the capacity to lead the world into a post-nuclear war era. The question for today is, will they?
AMBASSADOR JAMES E. GOODBY, Distinguished Payne Professor, IIS
Principal Negotiator and Special Representative of the President
for Nuclear Security and Dismantlement, 1995-1996
MR. ALEXANDER YERESKOVSKY
Minister-Counselor, Russian Embassy in the United States
DR. NIKOLAI SOKOV
Fellow, Monterey Institute of International Studies
DR. JOHN STEINBRUNER
Senior Fellow and holder of the Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair in International Security
at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.