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Creeping Toward the New START Limits

By Greg Thielmann The latest data on strategic weapons exchanged between Russia and the United States under terms of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) shows movement by both countries toward the three key limits of the … Continue reading

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United States Lagging on New START Implementation

By Greg Thielmann The latest semi-annual exchange of data under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) shows continuing U.S. lethargy in implementing the modest reductions agreed to when it joined Russia in signing the treaty three-and-a-half years ago. One should … Continue reading

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NATO On Nuclear Weapons: Opportunities Missed and Next Steps Forward

By Daryl G. Kimball, Oliver Meier, and Paul Ingram At their May 20-21 summit in Chicago, NATO leaders missed an important opportunity to change the Alliance’s outdated nuclear policy and open the way to improving European security by the removal … Continue reading

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Whither the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty?

By Daryl G. Kimball Today, the Obama administration announced it “would cease carrying out certain obligations under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty with regard to Russia.” The announcement is a symptom of the long-running disputes that have … Continue reading

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To Russia, With Love?

By Greg Thielmann Last week’s 20th anniversary commemorations of the 1991 Soviet coup attempt prompted some personal reflections on other events affecting relations between Washington and Moscow during that turbulent period. Two years before the coup, a visit by U.S. … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

By Greg Thielmann Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) proposed a plan this week for reducing the deficit that includes $79 billion in cuts from the U.S. nuclear weapons budget over the next ten years. In specifying the individual components of a … Continue reading

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Sen. Kyl Laments Russian “Unilateral” Reductions?

By Tom Collina As ACA reported in a recent blog post, the State Department announced June 1 that Russia’s nuclear arsenal is already below the limits set by the New START treaty. Most people would say it’s a good thing … Continue reading

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Why Sarah Palin Is Wrong About Missile Defense Cooperation with Russia

by Daryl G. Kimball This week former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin parroted the misinformed critiques by Republican members of Congress and former CIA director James Woolsey about sharing missile launch data with Russia. In an entry on her Facebook page, … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Russia Below New START Limits

By Tom Collina Observers of last year’s Senate debate on the New START treaty may be surprised to learn that Russia has already met most of its arsenal reduction obligations under the treaty. According to a State Department fact sheet … Continue reading

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Getting a Faster New START

By Greg Thielmann When traveling the interstate on a long car trip, it’s usually better to get up to maximum safe speed rather than creeping along at the legal minimum. Likewise, in order to achieve the full benefits of the … Continue reading

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