News December 7, 2020

Unfinished business: Next steps on US-Russia arms control

Despite a flurry of diplomatic activity over the late summer and early fall, the United States and Russia have yet to seal a deal on extending the New START treaty limiting their strategic nuclear arsenals.
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Despite a flurry of diplomatic activity over the late summer and early fall, the United States and Russia have yet to seal a deal on extending the New START treaty limiting their strategic nuclear arsenals. Absent an agreement, the treaty will expire on February 5, 2021. Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin recently sent a proposal to NATO calling for a "moratorium" on deploying short- and medium-range missiles in Europe – systems that would have been banned by the now defunct US-Russia INF treaty.

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