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