UN Tracks Progress on Disarmament Agenda
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?
A Japanese diplomat envisions ways to handle differences in order to protect and advance arms control efforts.
A warning from a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Trump and Putin have an important opportunity to put the brakes on a new, potentially more dangerous, arms race.