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Press Contacts: Daryl Kimball, Executive Director (202) 463-8270 x107; and
Greg Thielmann, Senior Fellow (202) 463-8270 x103
(Washington, D.C.): From July 6-8, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev will meet in Moscow. A top goal will be to evaluate and advance progress on the negotiation of a new agreement to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which is due to expire on December 5. Talks on the follow-on agreement began in April.
At the end of the first day of the summit in Moscow, two leading U.S. experts on nuclear weapons policy and arms control will analyze the status of the START follow-on talks, review the key issues of contention (including missile defense), describe likely outcomes, and discuss the importance of further nuclear reductions.
TIME: Monday July 6 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT
LOCATION: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Choate Room
(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building)
Morton Halperin is a senior advisor at the Open Society Institute and was a member of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, which released its report in May. He also served in the Clinton, Nixon, and Johnson administrations working on nuclear policy and arms control.
Daryl G. Kimball is executive director of the Association and publisher of ACA's journal Arms Control Today. He has written extensively on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation for twenty years and has led major public policy advocacy campaigns to reduce the threats posed by nuclear weapons.
For further information, see:
- Background Briefing for Reporters: "The START Follow-On Agreement and Beyond," by Daryl Kimball, June 19, 2009. See <http://www.armscontrol.org/node/3711>.
- The latest news coverage from Arms Control Today on nuclear arms reductions: <http://www.armscontrol.org/act/2009_6/START>.
- ACA's summary fact sheet on past and current U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control agreements: <http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/factfilejune07>.