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.
Infographics on Russia
President Trump has discussed not wanting to extend the New START treaty with Russia without including China in the future. While wanting a multilateral deal with China is admirable, we can’t lose New START in the meantime. The arsenals are just not comparable.
Today marks 17 years since the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. What’s happened since then? Nothing good!