After more than a decade of rising tensions and growing nuclear competition between the two largest nuclear-weapon states, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed at their June 16 summit to engage in a robust “strategic stability” dialogue to “lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures.”
The bilateral dialogue could be the first step in making progress on arms control after more than a decade of deadlock.
Russia announced its formal withdrawal from the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, following the Biden administration’s decision not to rejoin the accord.
Background for Reporters Covering the Geneva Summit
In advance of the June 16 summit between Presidents Biden and Putin, more than 30 American and Russian organizations, international nuclear policy experts, and former senior officials have issued an appeal to the two Presidents calling upon them to launch a regular dialogue to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
The Biden administration has officially notified Russia that the United States will not seek to rejoin the 1992 Open Skies Treaty.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on June 16 in Geneva, the two countries have announced.
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
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Poisoning of Kremlin-critic with Novichok nerve agent prompts censure.