Prospects remain dim for extending New START or engaging China in nuclear arms control efforts.
Russia publicly releases its nuclear deterrence policy for the first time.
The nuclear adversaries have recently increased flights of strategic bombers near each other’s borders.
Officials have agreed on a venue to discuss arms control, but not an agenda.
The treaty allows the 34 participating nations, including the United States and Russia, to fly unarmed observation aircraft over one another's territory, helping preserve a measure of transparency and trust and enhancing stability and reducing the risk of conflict.
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