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Virtual Event | Adapting NATO's Nuclear Posture to Current Threats

Jul 19, 2024
10:30am to 11:30am ET


On Friday, July 19, CNAS hosted a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Vipin Narang, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. Our conversation will broadly discuss how NATO’s nuclear posture is evolving in response to Russia’s repeated threats to use nuclear weapons since its illegal 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

NATO representatives gathered in D.C. for discussions largely focused on how the alliance can continue to support Ukraine against the ongoing Russian invasion. In these efforts, the nuclear dimension cannot be ignored. Vladimir Putin has brandished Russia's nuclear weapons repeatedly over the course of this conflict to intimidate and coerce Europe and the United States and limit intervention. To counter Russian nuclear coercion, NATO must ensure that its posture and policies still present a credible deterrent. Dr. Narang and Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn discussed NATO's efforts, and what more needs to be done.


Dr. Vipin Narang
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

Moderated by:

Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn
Senior Fellow and Director
Defense Program

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