Nuclear Weapons in Europe after the INF Treaty

The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty was rightly regarded as one of the most important nuclear disarmament agreements. By eliminating all ground-based intermediate- and shorter-range missiles, the treaty resolved a tense nuclear standoff in Europe and helped end the Cold War by changing the security environment on the continent. After the INF treaty's demise in August 2019, the question is how to prevent further deterioration of the security climate and reduce the risk of a new nuclear arms race in Europe. In the latest Deep Cuts Issue Brief, Pavel Podvig analyzes how to approach these and further issues. Read the paper on nuclear weapons in Europe after the INF treaty here