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"For me, it’s a sense of injustice. Nine countries have nuclear arms and threaten the rest of us every single day. I think we can do something. The alternative is saying it’s all too big, it’s all too complicated, so we might as well not even try."
– Ray Acheson,
Project Director, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Members Call: The Trump Administration's INF Decision
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Soviet inspectors and their U.S. escorts stand among Pershing II missiles dismantled in accordance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in January 1989. (Photo: U.S. Defense Department)On Feb. 2, the Trump administration is expected to suspend its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formally announce its intention to withdraw from the treaty in six months in response to a long-running dispute over Russian compliance with the treaty.

The INF Treaty is one of the most far-reaching and most successful nuclear arms reduction agreements. It helped bring an end to the Cold War and paved the way for agreements to slash bloated strategic nuclear arsenals and to withdraw thousands of tactical nuclear weapons from forward-deployed areas. The potential collapse of the INF Treaty, combined with the uncertain future of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, creates the potential for increasing nuclear competition.

Join executive director Daryl Kimball and policy director Kingston Reif to learn more on the likely impact and consequences of this decision on the U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control relationship and on the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Existing Members: Check your email for a registration link or contact Tony Fleming, director for communications, at [email protected] to register. 

Non-Members: Join today to receive a registration link and call-in details.