Updated February 2023 Background The United States and Russia signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) on April 8, 2010. The United States ratified the treaty on December 22, 2011 and it entered into force on February 5, 2011. The Russian Federation extended the treaty on January 27, 2021 and the United States […]
Rex Tillerson on Nuclear Weapons Issues
During his confirmation hearing, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson provided some of the first concrete indications of the incoming Trump administration’s positions on nuclear weapons issues. By and large, to the extent that Mr. Tillerson represents future stances of the Trump administration, his testimony was very encouraging on nuclear questions. This is particularly good news, […]
Hiroshima: A Nuclear Past and Future
After weeks of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed: President Obama will make a visit to Hiroshima after the G-7 Summit later this month.
Despite differences, US-Russia still cooperate on New START and More
Make no mistake: we should continue to vigorously oppose Russian actions that undermine international security in places like Ukraine and Syria. But instead of solely focusing on what drives us apart, let’s find the right areas to increase cooperation and improve the security of both countries and the world.
Looking Beyond New START to the Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control Treaties
On October 1,, 2015 the U.S Department of State’s Bureau for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance released its count of U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear weapons covered under the New START treaty. For the first time since the treaty entered into force on February 5, 2011, the United States has dropped below the imposed limit on deployed strategic warheads.
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