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Arms Control Agreement With Russia Should Cover More Than Nuclear Weapons

| Feb. 23, 2020

With the Russia investigation and impeachment behind him, President Trump finally may feel empowered to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue an arms control deal.  Arms control experts are focused on whether the U.S. and Russia can save the 2010 New START Treaty, which limits strategic nuclear weapons. On Feb. 5, national security adviser Robert O’Brien announced that he was dispatching officials to Moscow to “start negotiations soon on arms control.” The same day, the Arms Control Association published an Issue Brief urging the extension of New START, which is due to expire in January 2021. 

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