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I salute the Arms Control Association … for its keen vision of the goals ahead and for its many efforts to identify and to promote practical measures that are so vitally needed to achieve them. -

– Amb. Nobuyasu Abe
Former UN Undersecretary General for Disarmament Affairs
January 28, 2004
U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch

This occassional publication will track and analyze the latest developments surrounding U.S.-Russian arms control and strategic stability, including new on negotiations and the status of key agreements.To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.


  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, March 13, 2020
    March 13, 2020
    The United States continues pushing for trilateral arms control negotiations with Russia and China, but deflects questions about the future of New START, which gains additional international support. The Trump administration has yet to decide the future of the Open Skies Treaty and responds to President Putin's January proposal of a meeting with the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
  • Russia Warns Time Running Out for New START | U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch
    January 23, 2020
    Not much time remains for extending New START, says Russia. The United States has yet to issue a decision regarding the future of the accord, while administration officials give conflicting remarks about bringing in China to an arms control agreement. The United States and Russia met in Vienna in January to talk about strategic security.
  • Putin Puts Ball in Trump’s Court on New START Extension | U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, December 2019
    December 20, 2019
    Russia expresses willingness to extend New START without preconditions by the year's end, leaving the next move up to the Trump administration. The United States tests a second missile once banned by the INF Treaty, and France rejects Russia's proposal on an INF-range missile moratorium but expresses support for holding security talks with Moscow. The Trump administration's debate over the Open Skies Treaty, meanwhile, continues.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, Nov. 15, 2019
    November 15, 2019
    Russia increasingly expresses frustrations about the U.S. stance on New START and makes a statement on some of Moscow's new weapons that the treaty would cover. In other news, Japan states that it would not host intermediate-range missiles, the Trump administration has pumped the brakes on withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, and more staff shake-ups at the State Department and National Security Council.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, Oct. 17, 2019
    October 17, 2019
    News emerges that the Trump administration may withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty by the end of October. Plus, NATO rejects a proposal from Russia regarding a moratorium on INF range missiles, the State Department releases new data on New START, and the United States confirms the cause of the August explosion in Russia.

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