Testing North Korea’s sincerity to take concrete steps toward denuclearization requires flexibility and innovation in the U.S. approach.
The increasingly blurred line between nuclear and conventional weapons heightens the danger of nuclear war.
U.S. officials think scrapping the arms control agreement will help check Chinese power. But without allied support, leaving the treaty will only weaken U.S. relationships and play into Beijing’s hands.
Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty is a serious problem. However, U.S. withdrawal from the treaty without an effective strategy to focus political blame and strategic pressure on Russia, and to unify allies in a shared effort to stabilize alarming military competitions, would be counterproductive.
The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty poses significant implications for the future of European security, risking dangerous arms racing behavior among U.S., European, and Russian militaries.
Now is not the time to weaponize for narrow partisan advantage a negotiation that could achieve historical results.
With emerging challenges for the U.S.-China nuclear relationship, the United States can take important steps to prevent further destabilization.
Kim Jong-un is prone to making bombastic threats and boasts. But it would be unwise to dismiss the North Korean leader’s words as mere hot air.
Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the INF Treaty carries important and dangerous implications for the future of European and international security.
The United States is not bluffing with the new deadline it has given Russia to return to compliance.