This year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. It was initially a civil war that gradually evolved into an international conflict, during which the Soviet Union and China supported North Korea.
There are three guiding principles that can help make future arms control dialogues more successful.
The United States and China must cooperate on arms control. But to do so, the two countries need an innovative approach.
Despite occasional flurries of plans and activity, there is little chance of radical change in Russian-North Korean relations, and the bilateral problems are not the result of sanctions.
Strategic arms control is more vital than at any time since the end of the Cold War. Pragmatic negotiations toward a follow-on treaty need to begin now.
In the critical months between the elections in the United States and Iran, the EU must forge a new transatlantic approach toward Tehran that incorporates shared interests and joint action.
Bilateral nuclear arms control is being succeeded in a polycentric nuclear world by deregulation. Rather than mourn arms control, we should focus on complimenting deterrence—which has been and will remain the bedrock of strategic stability—with reliable communication, contacts, transparency, and restraint among relevant parties.
Amanda Carpenter, Charlie Cook, and Jen Psaki sit down with Aaron David Miller to preview the first U.S. presidential debate and analyze how voters, candidates, and presidents think about U.S. foreign policy.