Back to the Future? The New Missile Crisis

Many developments over the last years have led some to caution that the world is experiencing "the end of the history of nuclear arms control." After the end of the INF Treaty, the United States and its Allies in Europe and East Asia face a choice of what to do to enhance security: give arms control another chance or provide the ground for another missile buildup. In his latest essay for the volume "The INF Treaty of 1987. A Reappraisal", Deep Cuts Commissioner Ulrich Kühn recounts the history of the INF Treaty from the latter days of détente to the current developments after the end of INF. It explains why the current post-INF environment is highly problematic for European security, and what the way forward - reviving arms control or re-entering an arms race - might look like. Read the full essay here