A Major Nuclear Arms Treaty Expires Next Year. What Happens Next?

In 2011, U.S. and Russian leaders signed an updated strategic arms reduction treaty (New START). Unless New START is renewed before February, the two largest nuclear arsenals will be unconstrained for the first time since the height of the Cold War. The impending deadline is a reminder that the possibility of nuclear warfare did not end with the Cold War, nor is North Korea the sole threat. In this podacast, Deep Cuts Commissioner Alexandra Bell is talking about the risks, benefits and costs of maintaining strategic nuclear weaponry here