MOSCOW. APRIL 12, 2022. PIR PRESS. “We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” the five nuclear-weapon states inthe Joint Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races stated.
Discussions on the risks of an unintended nuclear conflict have intensified in recent months. A possible mechanism to reduce the nuclear threat is the format of the “nuclear five” comprising the five nuclear-weapon states: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. In January 2022, the P5 countries adopted the Joint Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races. Can the P5 process go further and become a successful format for discussing strategic stability issues? What mechanisms can be developed for this? What challenges does the nuclear five face?
This will be explored on April 21, 2022, at the PIR Center Midweek Brainstorming Session. The keynote presentation on “The Possible Role of the P5 in Strengthening Strategic Stability” will be delivered by Sofya Shestakova, PIR Center intern and a student at Kemerovo State University.
The Midweek Brainstorming Session will be held from 17:00 to 19:00 (Moscow Time, GMT +3) via Zoom platform (in the format of conference).
The working language of the event is Russian.
Registration is required (no later than April 19).
You can also contact the Education and Training Program team via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about participation in the Midweek Brainstorming Session.