The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation has long considered civil relations between the United States and Russia as essential to reduce the number of nuclear weapons and eliminate the risk of nuclear war. During the Cold War, we supported verifiable arms control treaties beginning with the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty through the START treaties. With the end of the Soviet Union, we have focused on programs to reduce the nuclear materials in Russia and eliminate nuclear weapons from Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. One major success was the Nunn-Lugar Cooperate Threat Reduction (CTR) program, which eliminated dangerous fissile material in the former Soviet Union.
Today, with US-Russian relations at a post-Cold War low, and as both countries modernize their nuclear arsenals, the threat of a new nuclear arms race underscores the need for sensible non-proliferation and arms control cooperation.
RECENT ANALYSIS ON RUSSIA
- Why the Russian Chemical Weapon Used to Poison an Ex-Spy Isn’t Banned March 23, 2018
- Differences Between House and Senate FY 2018 NDAA on Major Nuclear Provisions September 27, 2017
- Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle Quoted in BBC News August 17, 2017
- Executive Director John Tierney Quoted in POLITICO August 3, 2017
- Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Ask an Expert Interviews July 20, 2017
- Amb. Thomas Graham Jr.’s Op-Ed in The National Interest July 20, 2017
- Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell Quoted in POLITICO June 24, 2017
- Center Science Fellow Philip Coyle Quoted in Foxtrot Alpha June 19, 2017
- Fact Sheet: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty May 12, 2017
- Ask an Expert: Thomas Countryman on U.S.-Russia Relations April 14, 2017