"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
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., Russia Disagree on Prospect for Arms Control Deal
    October 15, 2020
    The Trump administration again shifts its arm control framework deal with Russia. Congressional and international support for New START continues to grow. States-parties of the Open Skies Treaty gather for review conference.
  • U.S. Shifts Arms Control Strategy with Russia
    September 17, 2020
    The United States shifts its strategy on arms control with Russia, while China continues to decline to join trilateral talks. Support for an extension of New START remains strong. The United States is moving rapidly to deploy missiles previously banned by the INF Treaty.
  • U.S.-Russian Arms Control Working Groups Meet
    August 5, 2020
    U.S. and Russian delegations meet in Vienna to discuss space security and nuclear arms control. States-parties to the Open Skies Treaty move forward with figuring out how the treaty will work following U.S. likely official withdrawal in November. U.S. Space Command says Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon.
  • U.S. Continues Stalling on New START
    June 26, 2020
    Latest U.S.-Russia talks in Vienna make no progress on an extension of New START, and the Trump administration keeps pushing for China to join trilateral arms control talks with Russia. Okinawa rejects possibility of hosting U.S. intermediate-range missiles. Open Skies Treaty states-parties to virtually gather in July.
  • 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.