"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.-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.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, June 20, 2019
    June 19, 2019
    Senior Russian and U.S. diplomats met in Prague this month as the pending INF suspension looms, U.S. indecision on extending New START continues, and U.S. officials on in key Russia-related posts turn over.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, May 2019
    May 24, 2019
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, April 24, 2019
    April 24, 2019
    In this iteration of the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Control Watch, we discuss: State Secretary Pompeo discusses expanding New START while President Trump puts Chinese Vice-Premier on the spot for nuclear weapons spending. 24 Senators call for New START extension in a letter to Trump. Current and former U.S. military leaders call for more robust dialogue, while the U.S. is reportedly silent on a Russian proposal on averting nuclear war, and more.
  • U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Watch, March 20, 2019
    March 20, 2019
    The United States is planning to flight-test two INF-Treaty range missiles this year, and Russia officially gives notice of its suspension of the agreement. Senior U.S. military officials have been testifying before Congress and discussing the INF Treaty and New START—another treaty whose future is in doubt due to U.S. and Russian concerns about the others' compliance.