Far From Reset: Navigating U.S.-Russia Relations and Negotiating New START

U.S.-Russia relations continue to coast at a low point. Shaped by the ongoing sanctions regime, accusations of spreading disinformation, and already-elevated global tensions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are few cooperative areas to point out. In the near term, however, the U.S. and Russia will consider whether to extend the New START treaty, originally signed in 2010 under Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev; a distinct opportunity to highlight cooperation on a particularly tense issue in their relations: arms control. Following the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty last year, there has been much speculation on New START's future, and what it will mean for the U.S.-Russia relationship. Deep Cuts Commissioner Laura Kennedy participated as a speaker in an online webinar to discuss these issues, see the full webinar here