New START implementation has improved strategic stability, predictability, and transparency, and verifiably trimmed still oversized nuclear arsenals. The next step is to extend the treaty for five years to avert the possibility of unconstrained strategic nuclear competition between the world’s two largest nuclear actors.
The United States and Russia are on track to fulfill their obligations under the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by the agreement’s Feb. 5 implementation deadline, but the future of the agreement is in doubt.
Statement by Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball
Achieving equal participation in multilateral forums is a matter that goes beyond securing parity in attendance and speakers at meetings.
Policy will become clearer when the Defense Department completes its Nuclear Posture Review by early 2018.
Russian leader warns of “immediate and reciprocal” response if the United States withdraws from the INF Treaty.
Instead of rushing to hasten their demise, Congress must seek to preserve and strengthen these four key pillars of arms control and nonproliferation.