The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) will expire on February 5, 2021. If that happens, there will be no legal restraints on the world’s two biggest nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly 50 years. The United States and Russia can choose to extend the treaty by up to five years, through […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Christian Science Monitor about the future of arms control, especially in relation to the United States and Russia. In the early 1960s “we walked up to the edge of the nuclear abyss with the Cuban missile crisis. Then we walked back and started negotiating,” says Alexandra Bell, […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Planet America about the United States’ withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty and potential withdrawal from the New START agreement. Her segment is clipped below; or you can watch the full episode.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell co-authored an op-ed in Responsible Statecraft about the U.S. withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty. In a now painfully familiar exercise, the Trump administration said this past week that it would leave yet another international agreement. This time it is the Open Skies Treaty, which the United States, Russia, and 32 other […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Nation about the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. Alexandra Bell, a former State Department official with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told me that in her view “this is just another in a series of actions that prove the administration […]