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.
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?
Trump and Putin have an important opportunity to put the brakes on a new, potentially more dangerous, arms race.
Remarks by Thomas Countryman to the International Symposium for Peace in Nagasaki, Japan
The issue is whether to extend beyond 2021 the treaty capping nuclear arsenals.