The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), signed in 1991, was a bilateral arms control treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. The result of the agreement was the first significant reduction in the number of strategic nuclear weapons in both the U.S. and the Soviet stockpiles. It entered into force in 1994, […]
Executive Director John Tierney spoke with The Associated Press about the implications of a lack of communication between the United States and Russia in the wake of a mistaken strike in Poland that killed two people. The lack of communication is worrisome, especially given the potential implications of the strike, said John Tierney, executive director […]
Policy Analyst Monica Montgomery wrote the November cover story for Arms Control Today about Congress using the war in Ukraine to falsely justify increased defense spending. The Russian war on Ukraine has led to significant increases in U.S. defense spending this year in terms of direct war-related expenditures and the Pentagon’s base budget. Even before […]
Senior Policy Director John Erath wrote an op-ed for The National Interest arguing that Russia’s myriad failures in its invasion of Ukraine clearly demonstrate nuclear weapons’ lack of utility. Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu’s November 9 announcement that Russian troops would evacuate the city of Kherson and the right bank of the Dnipro River confirmed […]
Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with India’s WION news about the drones Iran has sent to Russia in its war against Ukraine.