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Rose Gottemoeller on the Future of Arms Control

Can the United States and Russia still work together on nuclear nonproliferation?
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About the Episode

This week Russian state TV aired a chilling propaganda video showing nuclear destruction in the United Kingdom, echoing bluster from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last month on nuclear escalation over Ukraine. Former US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, who negotiated the new START treaty with Russia, joins Deep Dish to explain how Russia’s actions have altered conversations on arms control and why it’s still critical for the United States and Russia to work together to prevent nuclear war.  

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About the Experts
Steven C. Házy Lecturer, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Rose Gottemoeller is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She also serves as the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation. Previously, Gottemoeller was the deputy secretary general of NATO from 2016 to 2019, helping to drive forward NATO’s adaptation to new security challenges in Europe and in the fight against terrorism. Prior to NATO, she served as the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the US Department of State, advising the secretary of state on arms control, nonproliferation & political-military affairs.
Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career US diplomat who served at the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, joined the Council in 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford

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