There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 14,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was a guest on the Press the Button podcast, on which she discussed the Trump Administration’s potential to be the only administration in 60 years not to start or finish a nuclear arms control agreement; the decisions facing the president sworn in in 2021; and how nuclear arms control struggles […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell and FCNL’s Anthony Wier co-wrote an op-ed in Just Security about the importance of remaining in the Open Skies Treaty. Last December, 25 Americans, along with counterparts from Canada, Germany, France, Romania, and the United Kingdom, joined Ukrainians on an urgent mission to help them defend their nation. A few days […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with Vox about the United States potentially leaving the Open Skies Treaty. In other words, the treaty was put into place to prevent arms races — and even wars. “If the United States abandons this agreement, the result will likely be the collapse all that is left of conventional […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with Slate about the potential end of the Open Skies Treaty. The State Department issued a report in August, saying it “remains ready to work in good faith with Russia” in resolving the issue. However, Alexandra Bell, a former State Department official and now senior policy director at the Center […]