"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty


The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) sets limits on strategic arms that must be met by the United States and the Russian Federation by February 5, 2018. Each state has the flexibility to determine its own structure for reduction so long as their strategic forces will fall within the aggregate limits of the treaty. Both states are subject to verification measures through on-site inspections, data exchanges, and facilitation of monitoring. The two types of on-site inspections are: Type One which covers deployed and non-deployed strategic systems, and Type Two which only inspects non-deployed. New START does not pertain to testing, development or deployment of programs or long-range conventional strike capabilities. See New START at a Glance for more information.

Opened for Signature: 8 April 2010

Entry into force: 5 February 2011

Official Text: https://2009-2017.state.gov/documents/organization/140035.pdf

Status and Signatories: http://www.state.gov/t/avc/newstart/index.htm

ACA Backgrounder: https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/NewSTART