The last 15 months have witnessed a precipitous decline in Russia’s relations with the West. In July, the United States formally accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty—sparking counter-accusations from Moscow. Against this background, what is the future for the INF Treaty and other existing bilateral security agreements? Are there any opportunities for moving the U.S.-Russia arms control agenda forward in the next two years? To what extent is there value in trying to expand the agenda to bilateral agreements with others states, multilateral treaties, or agreements covering non-nuclear weapons?
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Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.
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