Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

How to Increase Cooperation Between Russia, China and the US Against Nuclear Threats

28 February 2018 - 16:00 to 17:30

Chatham House, London


Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute
Chair: Mathieu Boulègue, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House



Russia, China and the United States face various challenges and opportunities regarding the three main dimensions of trilateral nonproliferation cooperation: limiting vertical growth of nuclear forces, preventing horizontal nuclear proliferation to new states, and enhancing barriers against terrorists using weapons of mass destruction.

Cooperation on traditional strategic arms control among these three countries is unlikely in the next few years due to conflicting interests and perspectives. Yet, Russia, China and the US can collaborate on solving regional nuclear proliferation challenges and especially countering nuclear terrorism. Richard Weitz will share his views on how this can be achieved and the obstacles involved. He will offer brief initial remarks, followed by an hour for questions and discussion.