After more than a decade of rising tensions and growing nuclear competition between the two major nuclear-weapon states, U.S. President Joe Biden has signaled he will confront Russia when necessary.
Russia, China, and Iran are failing to fully comply with treaties related to nuclear and chemical weapons, according to a State Department report.
U.S. Proposes Arms Control Dialogue With Russia
In all three of the leading spacefaring countries, bellicose rhetoric has escalated alongside rising military space expenditures.
Poisoning of Kremlin-critic with Novichok nerve agent prompts censure.
The loss of the only remaining treaty limiting the world’s two largest arsenals is averted as Washington and Moscow pledge to pursue further arms control measures.
Moscow says it might reverse the process for withdrawal if the United States takes steps to return to the multilateral agreement.
A Statement from Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball
Until the Trump era, every U.S. president since John Kennedy has successfully concluded at least one agreement with the Soviet Union, or later Russia, to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons to the United States and the world.
Arms control offers a tool to enhance U.S. security. After extending the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the Biden administration should seek to engage Russia in negotiation of a follow-on agreement and use that to draw third-country forces into the arms control process.
The fate of the only treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons remains in question as the Trump administration closes.
Within weeks of taking office, President Joe Biden and his team will be confronted with dozens of pivotal choices.