Remarks by Greg Thielmann for the Polis 180 Fireside Chat: Powerless Europe? The Future of Nuclear Weapons Policy in Europe, Berlin, Germany
Interview with Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), incoming chair of the House Arms Services Committee
U.S., European, and Russian Nuclear Experts & Former Officials Issue Statement on the INF Treaty Crisis and the Way Forward
Trump cites Russian cheating while international allies and rivals decry his action.
Trump signs defense-related spending bills.
The stated concern is diversion to military programs.
Murder Puts Heat on Saudi Arms Deals
U.S. Officials Hint at Militarizing Space
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump told reporters that he wanted to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin “to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control.” He characterized the costly nuclear weapons upgrade programs being pursued by each side as “a very, very bad policy.”
Under the influence of his new National Security Advisor, John Bolton, Trump announced Saturday at a campaign rally that he will “terminate” a key nuclear arms control agreement that helped end the Cold War race–the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response to a long-running dispute over Russian noncompliance with the treaty. Here's why that's counterproductive.
Will the Trump administration let the treaty expire?
First a no, then a yes on certifying a Russian aircraft as disputes hold up treaty flights.