Episode 15: The UK, Russia and Strategic Stability

This episode examines the re-emergence of the concept of strategic stability as a means of managing security relations between Russia and the transatlantic community and avoiding war.

Following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its military intervention in eastern Ukraine, the confrontation between Russia and NATO has become increasingly dangerous. In 2021, Presidents Putin and Biden launched a dialogue to manage rising tensions focused on promoting strategic stability in their relations. In this episode, Professor Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, and Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General of RUSI, discuss with Dr Neil Melvin, Director RUSI International Security Studies, the value that ideas of strategic stability have for addressing growing nuclear and conventional tensions, and consider how the UK and Russia might improve their own bilateral security relationship through a strategic stability dialogue.

Supported by

  • British Embassy Moscow

    British Embassy Moscow

    Episode 15 of the Global Security Briefing Podcast series is made possible with support from the British Embassy Moscow.


Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

International Security

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Malcolm Chalmers

Deputy Director General

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