The end of the Reagan-era INF treaty could start a US-Russia arms race, critics say

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell was quoted in USA Today about the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, effective August 2.

Alexandra Bell, a senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, said the U.S. should not press for new talks with Russia to prevent a further disintegration of the current arms control framework. 

“Russia created the INF crisis by producing, testing, and deploying the 9M729,” Bell said in a tweet on Friday. “Now both countries need to work to prevent a bad situation from becoming a terrible one. The first step is to get experts around a table to talk to each other and not at each other about what comes next.” Learn more