July 29, 2013
Mutually Assured Stability: Establishing US-Russia Security Relations for a New Century
Wallander first outlines US and Russian concepts of strategic stability in the twentieth and twenty first century under the paradigm of Mutually Assured Destruction, including the political context of geopolitical political competition that defined that age. Wallander concludes that Mutually Assured Stability is the best concept for the United States and Russia to incorporate modern military technologies, emerging security challenges, and new geopolitical realities into their important bilateral partnership.
This Strategic Analysis is part of the Beyond the Reset initiative between the Atlantic Council and the Russia International Affairs Council aimed at strengthening relations between the United States, Europe, and Russia. The series focuses on changing the paradigm governing relations between the United States and Russia from the Cold War construct of Mutually Assured Destruction to Mutually Assured Stability, and in fostering US-Russian cooperation with other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific.