Last night, Center Executive Director John Isaacs was interviewed on the Russia Today news program on START.
Watch the video to see John’s views on the impact of the December 5th expiration of START and the timeline for finalizing its successor.
Read the brief excerpt below, and then watch the video on our YouTube channel.
Here we are, almost 20 years after the Cold War ended, and both the US and Russia still have huge [numbers of] – many tens of thousands – nuclear weapons. There are about 23,000 nuclear weapons across the globe, and Russia and the US have over 90% of them. And this treaty is designed to begin the reduction process, which then has to go much further beyond this treaty. The US Senate takes a long time to deal with this treaty, so even if the two presidents of Russia and the United States signed an agreement let’s say the next month, by February, it still will take several months, maybe many months, before the US Senate ratifies.