Last week, the US withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, with Russia following suit days later. The US decision has elicited criticism from many; in the 2019 Doomsday Clock Statement, the Bulletin Science and Security Board recognized the importance and impact of the INF, writing “Its potential death foreshadows a new competition to deploy weapons long banned.”
Here’s what you need to know:
Bulletin president & CEO Rachel Bronson
New York Times Op-Ed
Expert comment: The INF and the future of arms control
Can Trump abrogate the INF treaty without Congress?
Walter C. Clemens
The hope in Europe
Why it could (but shouldn’t) be the end of the arms control era
Lawrence J. Korb
Trump falls on sword for Putin’s treaty violation
Matt Korda, Hans M. Kristensen
Europeans to the rescue?
Ideology over interest? Trump’s costly INF decision.
Steven E. Miller
Who lost the INF Treaty?
Arms control on the brink
A mix of impatience and uncreativity
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