Senior Policy Director John Erath was quoted in a Voice of America article on the first round of U.S.-Russian talks in Geneva. President Biden said earlier that he expects that the negotiations will eventually lead to the signing of a new treaty, said John Erath, of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “I think both […]
By Samuel M. Hickey President Joe Biden has inherited a missile defense architecture that is on the verge of bridging the gap between the long-accepted demarcation of theater systems and those defending the U.S. homeland. The Pentagon has ordered the transfer of 11 SM-3 Block II A interceptors to the Navy for possible deployment in the Pacific […]
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 […]
By John Erath Oscar Wilde wrote that “to expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” At the risk of being considered anti-intellectual, or possibly anti-modern, I believe it would be best to approach the June 16 Geneva Summit with limited expectations for a breakthrough on arms control. This, however, is by no means a bad result. Eagerness for quick fixes could […]
There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 13,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.