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
- Remembering Senator Richard Lugar April 30, 2019
- Multilateral Arms Control Is a Worthy Goal, But Not At the Expense of Current Vital Agreements April 26, 2019
- Trump admin aiming for major nuclear deal with Russia and China April 26, 2019
- Women in Nuclear History: Rose Gottemoeller April 24, 2019
- New START or the Start of a New Arms Race March 14, 2019
- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton urges missile deployment, end to treaty March 14, 2019
- A New Generation for New START March 13, 2019
- Debate: Does withdrawal from the INF Treaty harm U.S. national security interests? March 4, 2019
- Alexandra Bell, policy director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation: “It seems they did not learn the lessons of the Cold War” February 18, 2019
- Las tensiones entre Rusia y Estados Unidos reavivan la carrera del rearme February 11, 2019