GENEVA. JULY 19, 2023. PIR PRESS. «Roundtable on Strategic Stability was held in a constructive and meaningful manner. The Russian and American participants managed to exchange views on all the issues related to the agenda of the event. We all understand the importance and necessity of resuming the strategic dialogue between Russia and the United States», — General Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board and Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
In June, 2023, Roundtable on Strategic Stability took place in the neighborhood of Geneva, Switzerland. The event was co-organized by PIR Center and Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Agenda of the event included panel discussions on the future of arms control regime and its possible formats, Russian-American dialogue on nuclear nonproliferation in the new NPT review cycle, issues related to nuclear testing and measures to prevent a large-scale militarization of outer space and so on.
Russian and American specialists partook in the event. For instance, among the Russian participants were General Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board, Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International; Dr. Elena Chernenko, Special Correspondent of the Kommersant Daily, Member of PIR Center Executive Board, Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International; Elena Karnaukhova, PIR Center Deputy Director-Education & Training Program Director; Dr. Andrei Malov, Member of PIR Center Advisory Board; Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founding Director of PIR Center; Dmitry Stefanovich, Research Fellow at the Center for International Security of IMEMO RAS, Member of PIR Center Advisory Board. American participants included, inter alia, representatives of National Security Archive of the George Washington University, RAND Corporation, Arms Control Association, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“We were not cutting sharp corners. On the contrary, we were sharpening them even more in order to be more honest, to make more clear the contours of the mess in Russian-American relations on strategic, fateful issues. It is all the more gratifying that the dialogue was conducted in a mutually respectful, benevolent, constructive tone. We were not trying to shout down each other. We began to seek mutually acceptable solutions”, — Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founding Director of PIR Center, who coordinated the work of the Roundtable from the Russian side, noted after the meeting.
The Roundtable on Strategic Stability was held in the format of track 1,5 diplomacy and in accordance with the Chatham House Rule. The dialogue at the level of Russian-American experts will continue later in 2023.
Questions regarding PIR Center project “Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security” can be sent to PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova by e-mail email@example.com.
Key words: Russia-USA