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:
- Ask an Expert: Thomas Countryman on U.S.-Russia Relations April 14, 2017 Read More
- National Advisory Board Member Sen. Byron Dorgan’s op-ed in Defense One March 28, 2017 Read More
- Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle quoted in Science Magazine March 22, 2017 Read More
- Senior Science Fellow John Gilbert quoted in Fox News March 20, 2017 Read More
- Russia’s Missile Violation Requires Leadership from President Trump February 14, 2017 Read More
- Fact Sheet: Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty February 14, 2017 Read More
- President Trump Wrongly Criticizes Treaty that Limits Russian Nukes Aimed at U.S. February 9, 2017 Read More
- Congress’ Call to Expand National Missile Defense Marks the Height of Irresponsibility December 2, 2016 Read More
- Senior Fellow John Isaacs on U.S.-Russia relations November 29, 2016 Read More
- Summary of Senate Version of Fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill May 23, 2016 Read More