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did not participate in defense activities but who have important expertise related to disease prevention and control.

  • Focus U.S. and other western programs on establishing true partnerships in Russia. Two specific steps toward achieving this goal are to: (1) increase the role of Russian scientists and science administrators in designing cooperative programs and projects; and (2) increase Russian financial contributions to cooperative programs as a key to sustainability and as evidence that the programs reflect Russian national priorities.

Collectively, the recommendations in this report could help restore Russia’s ability to join with the United States and the broader international community in leading an expanded global effort to control infectious diseases. The proposed bilateral intergovernmental commission can play a pivotal role toward this end.

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