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I have long supported straight extension of the START Treaty - mostly because it provides the transparency and verification framework that we know will not be replicated in the the follow-on agreement. But we are where we are - I...
Expiration of the START treaty is less than four weeks away. I don't think there is any serious doubt that the new treaty will be signed by that time - although we hear occasional reports about disagreements at the talks,...
Early this week the United States and Russia released the July 2009 START Memorandums of Understanding, which may well be the last START data exchange - the treaty will expire in December 2009. The data show no dramatic changes in the Russian strategic forces in the first half of 2009 - as of July 1, 2009, Russia had 608 delivery vehicles that were capable of carrying 2683 nuclear warheads.
Russia's position on the link between missile defense is getting harder with each new statement on the U.S.-Russia arms control talks. In the March 2009 official statement missile defense was mentioned, but it was not included in the part of...
By voluntarily subscribing to START reporting processes, France and Britain could keep the pressure on Russia and the United States to reduce their nuclear forces.
While the United States prepares to vote in the presidential elections, the current administration is doing the groundwork on post-START arrangement. As I understand, the administration adopted a dual-track approach. First, it is making the steps that would allow extension...
It looks like the United States is serious about keeping open the option of extending the START Treaty - answering a question at a press-briefing, the State Department spokesman said that the United States and Russia would meet in November...
Senator Lugar mentioned in his speech at a conference in Virginia yesterday that the U.S. administration is ready to accept a "legally binding" arms control agreement with Russia when START Treaty expires in 2009. Here is what he said: Last...

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