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Joint Report: 2009-2010 Results of the U.S.-Russia Presidential Commission: Arms Control and International Security


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Arms Control and International Security:
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Ellen Tauscher and
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov

Inter-Agency Participants:

U.S.

Russia

Department of State

National Security Council

Department of Defense

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Defense

 
Dates Group Convened:

July 2009:

Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov and Under Secretary of State Tauscher met in Moscow; Joint Threat Assessment talks were held.

September 2009:

Under Secretary of State Tauscher and Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov met in London.

October 2009:

Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov and Under Secretary of State Tauscher met in Moscow.

December 2009:

Under Secretary of State Tauscher met with Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov in Moscow.

December 2009:

Joint Threat Assessment talks held in Washington

February 2010:

U.S. - Russia Export Control Meeting.

April 2010:

Under Secretary of State Tauscher and Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov met in Prague.

May 2010:

Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov and Under Secretary of State Tauscher met in New York and Toronto.

May 2010:

Joint Threat Assessment talks held in Moscow.

June:

Working Group meeting held in Moscow.

Deliverables/Progress:

The Working Group agenda includes arms control and disarmament, missile defense cooperation, cooperation on non-proliferation, European security and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, and joint assessment of ballistic missile threats/challenges. U.S. and Russian experts met to address a joint assessment of ballistic missile threats/challenges in Moscow in July 2009, in Washington in December 2009, and in Moscow in May 2010.

Agenda for Future:

The Working Group will discuss ways to promote strategic stability and a more transparent strategic relationship.



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