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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Doomed to Cooperate – Russia, The U.S. And Nuclear Weapons After The End Of The Soviet Union

Doomed to Cooperate – Russia, The U.S. And Nuclear Weapons After The End Of The Soviet Union
For 25 years following the 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik, American nuclear scientists, and their Russian counterparts, worked to secure nuclear weapons and nuclear materials in the waning days of the old Soviet Union and the tumultuous aftermath of its dissolution in 1991. As Sig Hecker writes in Doomed to Cooperate, the effort that became known as the lab-to-lab collaboration worked because of the mutual respect and unwavering commitment of scientists who understood that diplomacy and science together would achieve what saber-rattling never could.

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