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Trip Report:  Nunn-Lugar Sites in Russia

Trip Report: Nunn-Lugar Sites in Russia

Event Report, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

May 27, 2002

Author: Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security; Preventive Defense Project




MOSCOW -- Memorial Day 2002 represents the tenth anniversary of a trip to the former Soviet Union led by Senators Sam Nunn and Dick Lugar, which launched the Nunn-Lugar program. PDP principals Ash Carter and Bill Perry joined them on that first trip. Last week, Nunn and Lugar led another trip and Carter joined them again. The trip began with a conference sponsored by the Nuclear Threat Initiative with the collaboration of the Preventive Defense Project. The conference called for a U.S. led Global Coalition Against Catastrophic Terrorism. After the conference, Carter accompanied Nunn and Lugar on visits to sites throughout Russia at which the Nunn-Lugar program is eliminating nuclear, biological, chemical, and ballistic missile weapons. Attending were Senators Bob Graham, Pete Domenici, Barbara Mikulski, and Jeff Bingaman; and Representatives Chris Shays and John Spratt, together with U.S. and Russian Federation officials and experts on nuclear and biological weapons.

Please see the attached document for the full text of the report:


For more information about this publication please contact the PDP Associate Director at 617-495-1412.

For Academic Citation:

Carter, Ashton B. "Trip Report: Nunn-Lugar Sites in Russia." Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May 27, 2002.

Document Length: 16 pp.

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