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Panel Discussion with Representatives from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Munich Security Conference, European Leadership Network, Russian International Affairs Council, and the American Academy in Berlin

Time for Leaders to Step Up:  Recommendations to the US, Europe, and Russia for Dialogue, Predictability, and Stability

Today, there is a growing risk of—and a potentially catastrophic inattention to—a security crisis involving an escalation or miscalculation leading to nuclear use. Beginning next weekend at the G7 summit and proceeding through the following week’s NATO, US-EU, and US-Russia summit meetings, leaders will have a rare opportunity to advance multilateral dialogue, principles and practical steps to improve mutual security at a precarious moment.

In advance of these crucial meetings, the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) is releasing a new statement, “Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond.” The statement shows how security would be strengthened through restored dialogue, a set of principles to advance strategic stability and reduce the risk of miscalculation, and steps for managing instability and building mutual security.  The statement is backed by an impressive group of former and current senior officials, military leaders, and experts from across the Euro-Atlantic region.


  • Wolfgang Ischinger, former German Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States and to the UK, is Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
  • Nathalie Tocci, is Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali; and Special Advisor, HR/VP
  • Igor S. Ivanov, former Russian Foreign Minister (1998-2004) and Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (2004-2007), is President of the Russian International Affairs Council
  • Ernest J. Moniz, former US Secretary of Energy, is Co-Chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative

Welcome Remarks:

  • Daniel Benjamin, president of the American Academy in Berlin
07 Jun 21
Foreign Policy
17:00 - 20:00
Online via Zoom (5:00 p.m. CET / 11:00 a.m. ET)

This event took place on June 7, 2021.

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