On November 26, the Russian Centre of FSS hosted a lecture delivered by Dr Mikhail Troitskiy via Zoom. The lecture, entitled “How Domestic Regime Concerns Made Strategic Stability Meaningless and Why It Still Matters”, was the fifth of the lecture series presented by Russian Centre to the UM community this academic year.

In this lecture, Dr Troitskiy introduced the concept of strategic stability and its application in the practice of US-Russia negotiations. He further explained how the concerns of domestic political regimes influenced the United States and Russia to reach a new consensus on strategic stability, and highlighted the significance of strategic stability for the two countries to repair their crisis of trust, reduce the risk of nuclear conflict and restart bilateral relations.

Professor Edmund Li Sheng, Director of Russian Centre, introduced the speaker at the beginning of lecture. Dr Mikhail Troitskiy is Dean of the School of Government and International Affairs at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). His areas of expertise include international security, negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, Russia’s relations with the neighbouring states, the European Union, and the United States.