The treaty provides transparency about Russian military activities for the U.S. and our allies. Withdrawing from the treaty would be another step in the collapse of U.S. leadership and further alienate U.S. allies and partners, note arms control experts.
The linkage between New START ratification and the modernization of the U.S. nuclear arsenal offers useful lessons for today.
With no more limits on intermediate-range missiles, the Pentagon is embarking on a test of once-banned systems.
An annual State Department report reinforces Trump administration charges of arms control treaty violations.
A mysterious August explosion at a Russian missile test site likely involved a prototype nuclear-powered weapon.
Join Kingston Reif and Thomas Countryman for a members-only briefing on the future of the New START agreement between the United States and Russia.
Everybody knows that nuclear weapons have been used twice in wartime and with terrible consequences. Often overlooked, however, is the large-scale, postwar use of nuclear weapons: At least eight countries have conducted 2,056 nuclear test explosions, most of which were far larger than the bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Risk reduction measures are needed more than ever as just one U.S.-Russian treaty limits the size of the two nations’ strategic nuclear arsenals.
Russian opacity fuels speculation about a weapons test gone wrong.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Resigns