On Thursday, October 29th, EWI hosted a discussion on the future of missile defense systems in Europe.  The discussion focused on global defense from nuclear-armed terrorists and rogue states and included officials from Russian and NATO institutions, including the Russian Committee of Scientists for Global Security and Arms Control.

A cooperative missile defense system is essential for worldwide security, but discussions have often increased tensions between Russia and NATO. EWI’s seminar highlighted the role Europe can play in bridging the Russia-NATO divide and help build a cooperative missile defense system.

This seminar was the first in a series of events designed to catalyze new forms of cooperation between Russia and NATO. Future seminars will focus on other key security concerns including nuclear proliferation, arms control, terrorism, extremism and climate change.