Without the INF Treaty—or new proposals from Washington and Moscow—creative and pragmatic solutions are needed to advance progress on nuclear disarmament.
Testimony from Thomas Countryman, board chairman for the Arms Control Association, before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment.
Last 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.”
U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control prospects are fading despite new talks between senior diplomats.
The Trump administration has expressed interest in new strategic arms control talks, but specific suggestions remain unknown.
NATO defense ministers are set to discuss how to handle the impending termination of the INF Treaty.