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New START, the last remaining treaty limiting the world's two most deadly arsenals, expires one year from today. Arms control experts urge the Trump administration to agree to extend the treaty.
New START expires on Feb. 5, 2021, but can be extended by up to five years. Here are responses to the common criticisms about an extension of the treaty.
The world has rejected landmines because they are indiscriminate and disproportionately harm civilians. In response to new Trump administration policies, Congress should impose a ban on the deployment of any type of anti-personnel landmine in new theaters of operation and encouraging the United States to join the Mine Ban Treaty.
Former officials from the U.S. government outline the case for extending New START and address frequently asked questions about the treaty and the future of arms control.
Changes would put profits over national and international security
While Iran’s violations of the accord are serious, they are reversible and they do not suggest, as some have alleged, that Iran is dashing to acquire a nuclear bomb.
This year, the world will mark the 75th anniversary of the catastrophic atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the indispensable but imperfect nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
New START is a stabilizing force that should be extended while future arms control options are explored.
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testifies to the strategic value of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
North Korea will no longer bide earlier unilateral commitments to refrain from nuclear and long-range missile testing.
Russia appears ready to extend the treaty, but Trump administration officials continue to talk about