After a brief period of progress, the U.S.-Russian nuclear reduction process has reached a stalemate. This situation causes us to rethink the following issues:
- What is the motivation for the two nuclear superpowers to conduct nuclear reductions?
- How can the focus of the nuclear arms reduction process be changed from verification of reduction of delivery vehicles to verification of reduction of warheads and nuclear materials?
- What is the objective for future nuclear reductions?
- What kind of verification regime will be required for future nuclear reductions?
This paper addresses each of these questions in some detail.