Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a massive assault on independent, democratic, non-nuclear Ukraine has unleashed a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions, and raised the risk of nuclear conflict.
New hostilities between Russia and the West highlight the need for a more robust mechanism, including arms control measures, to address the danger.
There is no hope of dealing constructively with the defining security crisis of a generation if Russia and the West are not willing to compromise.
The recent brandishing of nuclear threats evokes the early days of the Cold War when such threats were the modus operandi of superpower conduct.
With its invasion stalled, Russia has raised the alert level of its nuclear forces and employed nuclear-capable hypersonic arms for the first time.
Amid concerns that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Ukraine, a group of U.S. national security officials is mulling potential responses.
The Russian invasion has sharply raised the risks of nuclear catastrophe.
Russia Delays UN Space Threats Group
Biden has apparently failed to seize his opportunity to meaningfully narrow the role of nuclear weapons and failed through his Nuclear Posture Review.
Putin’s overt nuclear saber-rattling is unprecedented—and unacceptable—in the post-Cold War era. Since the Soviet Union dissolved, no U.S. or Russian leader has raised the alert level of nuclear forces to try to coerce the other side’s behavior.
President Vladimir Putin has chosen the path of destruction instead of diplomacy.
Three experts on Russia talk about the origins of the crisis and what a resolution could involve.
Fearing U.S. dominance in a future war in space, Russia is building and testing anti-satellite weapons.
Although the specific effect of the order is unclear, it escalates a catastrophic war and upends international stability and nuclear arms control and disarmament.
A chart outlining proposals put forward by the three parties to resolve differences over Ukraine and European security.