Steven Pifer

Steven Pifer is director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a retired Foreign Service officer. His more than twenty-five years with the Department of State included substantial work on arms control, the Soviet Union, and Russia. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 1998-2000.

Fletcher Forum articles by Steven Pifer:


New START at Three … and What Next?

February 4, 2014 by Steven Pifer
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As the New START Treaty reaches its third anniversary, what are the prospects for future nuclear arms reductions between the United States and Russia?

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The Next Step on Nuclear Arms Reduction

February 14, 2013 by Steven Pifer
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Much progress towards nuclear arms reductions was made with the signing of the New START treaty nearly three years ago. But more comprehensive reductions could take place, and are in the interest of the United States.

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