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
- Op-ed: In the Shadow of Reagan’s Legacy, Trump is Failing October 26, 2018
- Op-ed: There’s no such thing as a perfect nuclear arms deal. Trump doesn’t get that. October 25, 2018
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Kill the Treaty October 24, 2018
- Trump says he’ll scrap a Cold War-era missile deal with Russia, which could throw ‘another hand grenade’ into NATO October 24, 2018
- Consequences of INF Treaty withdrawal October 23, 2018
- A Look At Trump’s Plan To Withdraw From Nuke Treaty With Russia October 23, 2018
- Would INF Withdrawal Recreate a Nuclear Hair-Trigger World? October 23, 2018
- Video Explainer: What is the INF Treaty? October 22, 2018
- President Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear treaty October 22, 2018
- Donald Trump’s INF exit: Masterminded by John Bolton, to Russia’s benefit October 22, 2018