Heart-breaking images of repression by brutal regimes in Syria and Ukraine, both backed by the Russian government of president Vladimir Putin, convey the impression that a long slide is underway toward Cold War levels of animosity between Washington and Moscow.

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Strenuous efforts are currently being made to control the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and to reduce existing stockpiles of such weapons. New talks on Iran’s nuclear program have resulted in an interim agreement that could lead to a comprehensive solution of the conflict over how to better control Tehran’s nuclear efforts.

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Emerging new and more difficult arms control goals, such as further reducing U.S. and Russian strategic and non-strategic nuclear weapons, will require more innovative and intrusive techniques and lessons can be learned from a number of arms control agreements.

Deep Cuts Project Partners are pleased to announce the release of the second Deep Cuts Working Paper by Edward M. Ifft on "Verification Lessons Learnt from Strategic Arms Reductions".

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Would an Iran deal obviate the planned European Phased Adaptive Approach on ballistic missile defense? Deep Cuts Commissioner Steven Pifer assesses possible consequences.

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Scarce defense resources, different opinions within NATO, and the latest Iran talks all speak for a pause in the development of the EPAA, Deep Cuts Commissioner Meier and German colleagues argue.

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In his take on the Geneva talks with Iran, Deep Cuts Commissioner Greg Thielmann advises to continue searching for a diplomatic solution. Renewed sanctions would derail that process, he argues.

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Budgetary constraints might work as an incentive for both the U.S. and Russia to pursue further cuts to their strategic deterrent, argues Deep Cuts Commissioner Steven Pifer in his blog.

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From October 28-29, the Deep Cuts Commission convened for its first workshop. During the two days in Hamburg, Commissioners addressed a broad range of arms control issues in the U.S.-Russian relationship.

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