By John Erath It is certainly good news that the United States and Russia are talking about arms control again. Although some might argue that it would be better if China were participating as well, the convening of a dialogue to follow up on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is overdue. Amid […]
By Nils Holst, Policy Intern In a bid to have the United States join a global landmine ban, a group of Members of Congress released a letter to President Joe Biden last month calling on him to bar the U.S. military from continuing to use anti-personnel landmines, highlighting more than two decades of foot-dragging by Democratic and Republican administrations to end the […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Guardian (UK) about the ongoing confusion surrounding talks between the United States and Russia over the New START agreement. Alexandra Bell, a former state department official and now senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said the pre-election urgency followed “literally months of […]
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) will expire on February 5, 2021. If that happens, there will be no legal restraints on the world’s two biggest nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly 50 years. The United States and Russia can choose to extend the treaty by up to five years, through […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Planet America about the United States’ withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty and potential withdrawal from the New START agreement. Her segment is clipped below; or you can watch the full episode.