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U.S.-European Security Relations under the New Administration

The International Institute for Peace (IIP) is pleased to invite you to the Panel discussion on the topic




In his speech in Prague in April 2009 US-President Obama presented the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. What are the options for the US Administration under President Trump regarding nuclear weapons?

Recent developments might have an impact on US-European security relations: The Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held its first session in May 2017 in Vienna. Two more will take place prior to the 2020 Review Conference, which will discuss the implementation of the NPT. Currently UN negotiations are taking place on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons under international law. This first negotiation session showed that the 132 participating countries share a vision for a world without nuclear weapons. Austria was one of the initiators of this process and remains a strong supporter.

Other issues important for US- European relations are the link between talks on conventional arms (CFE) taking place within the framework of the OSCE in Vienna and nuclear disarmament, as well as the future of the 2015 Vienna Agreement “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) with Iran after the Iranian elections.



Opening remarks:

Laura Rockwood, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), Executive Director


Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution

Angela Kane, International Institute for Peace (IIP), Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

Heinz Gärtner, University of Vienna, International Institute for Peace (IIP)

Moderation: Markus Kornprobst, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Language:                        English

Date                                  Wednesday ,7thd of June 2017, 12:30 pm

Venue                                International Institute for Peace, Moellwaldplatz 5/2, 1040 Vienna




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Diplomatic Academy Vienna

Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

U.S. Embassy Vienna


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