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
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- US Withdrawal From Landmark INF Nuclear Treaty Sparks Security Concerns August 2, 2019
- The end of the Reagan-era INF treaty could start a US-Russia arms race, critics say August 2, 2019
- US Withdrawal from INF Treaty Creates Greater Nuclear Instability August 2, 2019
- Unrestricted by Nuclear Treaty, Pentagon Chief Threatens Russia With New Weapons August 2, 2019
- US pulls out of nuclear treaty, Pentagon to test new missile August 2, 2019
- FLI Podcast: Is Nuclear Weapons Testing Back on the Horizon? With Jeffrey Lewis and Alex Bell June 28, 2019