These results are from Gallup’s Midterm Election Benchmark poll, conducted Oct.15-28. The majority of registered voters describe 11 of the 12 issues tested as extremely or very important to their vote — the only exception being the investigation into Russia and the 2016 election.
The Trump administration has informed Congress that Russia has not complied with a series of requirements necessary for Moscow to evade a second round of U.S. sanctions over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain.
President Trump said on Monday that a meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia expected to take place this weekend in Paris will be delayed…
On Monday the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) launched the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2018, the first report of a newly established watchdog for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The report shows unprecedented support for the Treaty, which is well on its way to entering into legal force. The report tracks the progress of the historic nuclear ban treaty, adopted at the UN in 2017, and monitors progress on compliance with the TPNW.
National security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington, D.C., early next year.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces in Europe: The world doesn’t need a new arms race that would benefit no one and on the contrary would bring even more instability.
Below is a statement by physicist Lisbeth Gronlund, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“Such a withdrawal would turn back the clock to a dangerous era that put the United States and Russia on the brink of nuclear war,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “President Trump’s plan would weaken national and international security while potentially fueling a new arms race.”
President Trump’s decision to withdraw from a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia drew sharp criticism Sunday from one of the men who signed it — Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who called the decision reckless and not the work of “a great mind.”
A diplomatic spat between Hungary and Ukraine has escalated, with Budapest summoning Kyiv’s ambassador to protest what it called a “death list” targeting ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine as well as military movements on their common border.