Steven Pifer

Brookings Institution

Guest

Steven Pifer is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of its Arms Control and Nonproliferation Initiative. He is the co-author of The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms.

From 1998-2000, Pifer served as US Ambassador to Ukraine under President Clinton.

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