How can the United States and Russia build a more constructive, cooperative international security relationship?
Fraught US-Russian security dynamics have spurred reevaluations of the entire relationship between the two former Cold War adversaries. This project focuses on establishing a constructive agenda for the two countries that includes security issues where the risks for confrontation are high but where cooperation to reduce shared dangers is possible. These include: strategic stability questions involving nuclear and conventional weapons; the impact of disruptive technologies, such as cyber and space operations; and the political dimensions of US-NATO-Russian relations.
Building off a 15-year collaboration with the Moscow-based Institute for US-Canada Studies, CISSM’s initiatives in this area include educational and scholarly exchanges and dialogues (see Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security), which are among the longest-standing remaining channels for communication and cooperation between the two countries.