Nuclear disarmament

Andrew Kuchins, Director and senior fellow, Russia and Eurasia programme, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

1959 - Born in the U.S.
1981 - Graduates, Amherst College
1985 - Receives M.A., School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1989 - Executive director, Berkeley-Stanford Programme on Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
1992 - Receives PhD, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1989 - Executive director, Berkeley-Stanford Programme on Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
1993 - Senior programme officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
1997 - Associate director, Centre for International Security and Co-operation, Stanford University
2000 - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2000 - Director of Russian and Eurasian Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.
2003 - Director, Carnegie Moscow Centre in Russia
2006 - Director of Russian and Eurasian Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.

Aleksandr Konovalov, President, Institute of Strategic Assessments, Professor, Moscow State University of Foreign Relations

1944 - Born in moscow
1967 - Graduates, Moscow Engineering Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Aerial Photography
1972 - Graduates, Moscow Institute of Electronic Machine Building
1977 - PhD in technical sciences, Moscow Bauman State Technical University
1982 - Joins institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences
1990 - Teaches at NATO Defence College, Rome
1991 - Visiting lecturer, Columbia University, New York
1995 - Professor, George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1998 - Establishes Institute of Strategic Assessments, Moscow
2003 - Member, expert council under the Foreign Affairs Committee, Federation Council

The Obama administration is gearing up for early negotiations with Russia on a new treaty that would sharply reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads. Therefore President Barack Obama is fulfilling his promise that he seeks verifiable reductions in all U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons. Russia has welcomed the idea. Do the negotiations have a good chance to succeed?
We’ll be talking about it with Andrew Kuchins, the director and senior fellow of the Russia and Eurasia programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, and Aleksandr Konovalov, the President of the Institute of Strategic Assessments and a professor at the Moscow State University of Foreign Relations.