Leaked document: Putin lobbied Trump on arms control

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was quoted in POLITICO about the New START Treaty between the United States and Russia.

“New START extension should be a priority regardless of other problems in the U.S.-Russia relationship,” said Alexandra Bell, a former State Department official who is senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a Washington think tank. “The predictability and stability the treaty provides should not be a bargaining chip. It also shouldn’t be assumed that we can just deal with this later. The Russians have shown an interest in serious conversations about extension. We should pursue the opportunity.” Read more