Some voices on nuclear risk after Helsinki

By Thomas Gaulkin | July 18, 2018


The July 16 summit in Helsinki between the US and Russian presidents shocked many observers. But the meeting (and the spectacle) also offered those who work on mitigating nuclear risk an unusual opportunity to assess the prospect for arms control and non-proliferation talks between the two countries. The Bulletin called a few of its regular contributors as well as an observer from Finland to hear their thoughts on the summit, and where things stand…

Sharon Squassoni

Research Professor at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, and a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board.

Alexandra Bell

Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

Pavel Podvig

Director of the Russian Nuclear Forces Project and Programme Lead for the WMD Programme at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

Katariina Simonen

Senior Researcher at University of Helsinki Faculty of Law, and a member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

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