A Vatican official challenged the security theory of nuclear deterrence as immoral at the United Nations this week and called for “genuine progress” toward complete nuclear disarmament.
What will that mean for New START?
The administration’s habit of demanding everything while offering little to nothing will never succeed.
Washington and Moscow seemed poised for a breakthrough on limiting nuclear weapons with time running out on the 2011 New START treaty. Russia is now ready to freeze the number of nuclear warheads if the US does the same.
There is one remaining nuclear treaty forestalling a nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), signed in 2010, is scheduled to expire on February 5, 2021.
The American people need to know what Trump and Biden see as priorities.
Armenia, Azerbaijan allege further attacks while reports say foreign ministers to hold talks with Mike Pompeo in separate meetings.
I find it, writes Chas Freeman, noteworthy that the most belligerently anti-Chinese members of the U.S. Senate are also its youngest. They came to adulthood after the end of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War and have no experience of its anxieties…
There are abundant reasons for the United States and Russia to restore a cooperative relationship, but that approach means adopting more realistic positions and objectives.
Dr. Alan Robock was one of the scientists who helped to discover in the 1980s that a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union smoke from fires ignited by nuclear explosions would block out the Sun, turning the Earth cold, dark and dry, killing plants and preventing agriculture for at least a year, producing global famine. The Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been.