The Prospects for U.S.-Russian Arms Control

The fact that all the nuclear arms control treaties between Moscow and Washington - except the New START treaty - are gone, is worrying. If the world has entered the stage of open competition between the nuclear-armed great powers, all sides should be interested in managing that competition in the safest possible way. This report aims to take stock of the current state of U.S.-Russian arms control (or the lack thereof ), evaluating possible alternatives - including a trilateral process with China and more flexible political agreements - and laying down the issues and possible trade-offs that will be on the negotiation table when or if Moscow and Washington once again decide to pursue arms control. In his latest report for CSIS, Deep Cuts Commissioner Andrey Baklitskiy examines the future prospects for U.S.-Russia arms control. Read the full report here