The Moscow Summit: Prospects for Restoring the U.S.-Russian Partnership

July 1, 2009

When Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev meet in Moscow from July 6 through 8, their conversations are expected to focus heavily  on arms control issues:  cuts to both countries’ strategic nuclear arsenals, the extension of the START treaty (which expires at the end of this year) and the more contentious missile defense issues.  Also on their agenda are the situation in Afghanistan, and potential nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. 

The following Ploughshares Fund grantees and board members have specialized expertise on arms control issues with respect to Russia and are available to provide expert information and analysis:


     Joseph Cirincione
     President, Ploughshares Fund


     Gloria Duffy
     Ploughshares Fund Board Member
     President, Commonwealth Club of California
     Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

     Telephone: 415.597.6721


     David Holloway
     Ploughshares Fund Board Member
     Professor of International History and Political Science, Stanford University

     Telephone: 650.723.1737



     Daryl Kimball
     Executive Director, Arms Control Association

     Telephone: 202.463.8270 x107



     John Isaacs
     President, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

     Telephone: 202.546.0795 x131


     Hans Kristensen
     Director, Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists

     Telephone: 202.454.4695



      Vladimir Orlov
      Director, PIR Center for Policy Studies, Moscow

      Telephone: +



     William Potter
     Director, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International

     Telephone: 831.647.4154


     Paul Walker
     Director, Legacy Project, Global Green USA

     Telephone: 202.222.0700



For further information, please refer to some of the following resources:

Background Briefing for Reporters: The START Follow-On Agreement and Beyond, Arms Control Association

START Resource Center, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Briefing on U.S.-Russian Nuclear Forces, Federation of American Scientists