Paul Lettow

Former Adjunct Senior Fellow.

Former senior director for strategic planning and institutional reform, National Security Council staff. Author of Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Random House, 2005) and the recent Council Special Report Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime.


U.S. national security policy; nuclear nonproliferation; diplomatic history; structure and process of U.S. national security policymaking.

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Outright seizure of the Russian Central Bank’s hundreds of billions in frozen assets is currently off the table, but it is still possible to obtain large sums for Ukraine from the interest income on these assets.


NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The war in Ukraine marks a new era of instability in Europe. Countering Russia’s efforts will require a stronger, more coordinated NATO.