TLG hosts former US Secretary of Defense Bill Perry

On Tuesday 8 March 2016 former US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry met with Parliamentarians to discuss current issues of nuclear security, deteriorating relations with Russia, and plans for nuclear modernisation.

Dr Perry met in several private sessions at the House of Commons with UK’s top leaders in defence and foreign affairs including members of the Top Level Group. He engaged in Q&A with Parliamentarians on the growing crisis in US and NATO relations with Russia, advocating for the need to set aside animosities and get down to serious dialogue about the issues that unite the countries instead of those that divide them. He believes that dialogue on topics such as stopping ISIS in Syria, nuclear non-proliferation, and preventing terrorism provide a platform for constructive, cooperative effort, possibly opening the door to an improvement in other areas of concern.