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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. to Withdraw from Open Skies Treaty | U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, May 27, 2020
    May 27, 2020
    The Trump administration announced that the United States will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, effective in six months. Special Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea makes his first public remarks about New START and the administration's goals for a new trilateral arms control agreement.
  • Potential U.S. Open Skies Withdrawal Announcement Coming Soon | U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch
    April 23, 2020
    The United States may begin the process to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty soon. With the fate of New START still undecided, President Trump names a special representative for arms control and continues pushing for a trilateral arms control agreement that includes Russia and China. Russia tests an anti-satellite missile, according to U.S. Space Command.
  • 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.

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