Senior Policy Director John Erath wrote a short reflection on the June 16 Biden-Putin Summit for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
“The June 16 Geneva Summit produced little mention of arms control, and that is probably a positive sign. Arms control agreements, at least good ones, do not appear overnight. They are products of years of detailed talks and painstaking negotiations. The news that experts from both sides will meet to discuss next steps is a good result on its own. There has been no progress on arms control for a decade, and as the process moves forward, it will be important to ensure that it focuses on results—not talks between governments as an end in themselves.” Read more