This occasional publication tracked and analyzed the latest developments surrounding U.S.-Russian arms control and strategic stability, including news on negotiations and the status of key agreements. It has been superseded by the Nuclear Disarmament Monitor.
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.
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.
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.
In response to continuing deterioration in the U.S.-Russian arms control dialogue, this new publication will track and analyze the latest developments surrounding U.S.-Russian arms control and strategic stability, including news on negotiations and the status of key agreements.