New Deep Cuts Working Paper #14 “Missile Defense and the Offense-Defense Relationship”

Andrey Baklitskiy, James Cameron, Steven Pifer

Missile defenses remain an obstacle to U.S.-Russia agreement on a new nuclear arms control accord. Both sides will need to address the offense-defense relationship in the Strategic Stability Dialogue, agreed by President Joseph Biden and Vladimir Putin at their June 2021 Geneva summit. 
A new and comprehensive Deep Cuts Commission Working Paper by Andrey Baklitskiy, James Cameron and Steven Pifer takes a deep dive at the problem of missile defenses. The three renowned experts review how missile defenses affect strategic stability and offer practical suggestions to limit the uncertainty over future missile defense capabilities.