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“What’s Next?” with Amb. Steven Pifer

“What’s Next?” with Amb. Steven Pifer

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On this week’s episode of ‘What’s Next?’ Maggie Feldman-Piltch speaks with Ambassador Steven Pifer, Director of Brooking’s Arms Control and Non-Profileration Center and ASP’s Consensus for American Security about nuclear non-proliferation, U.S.-Russia relations, where the argument for modernization succeeds and where it fails- and what that means for the nuclear triad.

Steven Pifer is a retired foreign service officer, his more than 25 years with the State Department focused on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe, as well as arms control and security issues. He served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine from 2001 to 2004, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 1998 to 2000, and special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia on the National Security Council from 1996 to 1997. In addition to Ukraine, he served at the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Moscow, and London, as well as with the U.S. delegation to the negotiation on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Geneva.

About “What’s Next?”

“What’s Next?” is American Security Project’s weekly, non-partisan podcast series featuring interviews with national security leaders and critical issue experts. Each episode runs about 30 minutes- making it the perfect addition to your DC commute.

Hosted by Maggie Feldman-Piltch and produced by Matthew Wallin, the conversations go beyond the dinner party commentary and offer guests the opportunity to discuss their vision for security in the 21st century, the strategy that vision requires, and what it means for America going forward- in less time than it takes you to get to work. With topics ranging from geo-economics to nuclear security, cultural diplomacy to energy security and asymmetric operations, “What’s Next?” is one of the many ways ASP works to raise the American public’s understanding of complex security issues we face.