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[U.S.-Russian Academies of Science, Security Dialogue, Final Report]   [open pdf - 145KB]

"Both Russians and Americans recognized the currently poor state of U.S.-Russian relations resulting largely from the crisis in Ukraine, and both sides noted that they had received encouragement from their governments to proceed with the CISAC [Committees on International Security and Arms Control] dialogue because the long-standing relations between the committees allow the open channel of communication to continue. The two groups discussed several topics: nuclear security (civilian and military), nuclear archeology, long-range precision conventional weapons and implications for strategic stability; nuclear materials security/nuclear terrorism; space security; means of supporting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards; ballistic missile defense (BMD); the P5 Process; and, how the technical community can support the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The United States and the Russian Federation have taken very different approaches to these questions, and finding common ground is challenging. The groups agreed to explore all of these topics further in the near term, except for nuclear security and nuclear archeology, which were postponed for later discussion." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

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