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Maintaining Strategic Stability in a Changing Security Environment

By Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Today’s global security environment is growing more complicated than ever, including a greater number of influential state actors and the emergence of multiple types of strategic capabilities that impact U.S. deterrence and reassurance activities. In the face of these changes, how can the United States maintain stable relations with major powers while providing security assurances to regional allies and deterring regional threats? Anne Choi and Grace Park, co-leads of the Department of State’s Strategic Stability Study Group,[1] and Justin Anderson of NDU’s WMD Center will address this question and invite the audience’s thoughts on the requirements, as well as the trade-offs, of maintaining strategic stability today. The WMD Center’s Nima Gerami will moderate.

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The seminar will be conducted in a strictly non-attribution setting.


Anne Choi is a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance at the U.S. Department of State.

Grace Park
is a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance at the U.S. Department of State. She specializes in deterrence and extended deterrence issues related to the Asia-Pacific region.

Justin Anderson is a Research Fellow at the National Defense University’s WMD Center, where he focuses on deterrence, nuclear forces, and future arms control agreements. Prior to joining the Center, he was a Senior Policy Analyst at Science Applications International Corporation.

Nima Gerami is a Research Fellow at the National Defense University’s WMD Center, where he specializes on the politics of Iran, its nuclear program, and Persian Gulf security affairs.


[1] The Department of State’s Strategic Stability Study Group was formed by the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC) Assistant Secretary Frank Rose to look at the topic of strategic stability, deterrence, reassurance, and arms control. The group comprises of junior- to mid-level officers from across the AVC Bureau.