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"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.
Senator
January 28, 2004
U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch

This occasional 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.


  • 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.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, Sept 13, 2019
    September 13, 2019
    Following the end of the INF Treaty, the United States tests a ground-launched cruise missile, and Bolton is out as National Security Advisor. Meanwhile, a mysterious explosion occurs off the coast of Russia sparking nuclear concerns.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, August 8, 2019
    August 8, 2019
    With U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty and New START extension "unlikely" despite support from senators, new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urges new missile deployment to Europe and Asia. Meanwhile, the House and Senate NDAAs differ on how to handle Russian arms control.

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