A potential five-year extension of the treaty is welcome news, but there is still more work to be done on reducing nuclear risks, halting arms races with Russia and China, and keeping Americans safe.
Join us as Dan Balz, Norman Ornstein, and Danielle Pletka sit down with Aaron David Miller to discuss expected domestic and foreign policy in the Biden administration.
North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have continued despite the pandemic. Pyongyang may accelerate plans to modernize its arsenal to build leverage in case of potential negotiations with the Biden administration.
Advocates of holding out for a better nuclear deal with Iran deal argue that enhanced economic sanctions will drive Iran to make further concessions. The problem is that Tehran has a greater capacity than Washington to escalate the crisis.
President-elect Joe Biden will take office with a series of pending arms control policy decisions to make.
Last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she's spoken with Military leaders that gave her assurances that safeguards are in place should President Trump decide to launch a nuclear weapon in the final days of his administration.
The primary deterrence challenge facing the United States today is preventing aggression and escalation in limited conventional conflicts with a nuclear-armed adversary.
Embroiled in a confrontation with the West, Russia cannot play the role of an effective intermediary, and Moscow’s unwillingness to subsidize North Korea means that for Pyongyang, Russia is of no interest as a potential donor.
How do Tehran and Jerusalem intend to approach the new administration; what priorities, calculations, and attitudes will shift? And how will the Biden foreign policy team deal with the complex challenge of reentering and/or renegotiating the Iran nuclear accord?
To quickly lower the risk of nuclear escalation, manage arms racing, and avoid a breakdown in future treaty negotiations, the United States, Russia, and China should consider five politically binding proposals to build transparency and confidence.