Statement by the Deep Cuts Commission - How the U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability Dialogue Can and Must Make Progress

For decades, the United States and Soviet Union (later Russia) have co-existed in a dangerous state of mutual nuclear vulnera­bility that requires effective dialogue, mili­tary restraint, and bold action to achieve deep cuts in their massive nuclear stock­piles.

It is in the interest of both sides that the Strategic Stability Dialogue (SSD) is effective and productive. In order to seize opportunities to reduce nu­clear dangers, both sides need to move swiftly and decisively. A top priority has to be the search for a follow-on agreement or agreements to the 2010 New START Treaty, the last remaining bilateral treaty capping the world’s two largest arsenals, before it ex­pires in early 2026.


Read the full Statement by the Deep Cuts Commission outlining next steps here