China needs to play straight on New START nuclear treaty

by Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

“Washington views China’s growing nuclear arsenal with increasing concern and wants Beijing to participate in the New START renewal talks. Yet, China continues to portray itself as a secondary nuclear power, no better than France or Britain, with roughly a fifth the number of warheads in the Russian and American arsenals. It will go no further than to promise that China would gladly participate in an arms reduction exercise if the United States and Russia agree to come down to its own levels, knowing full well that neither country is prepared to do so.”

Read the full article, originally published on July 22nd, 2020, by The Hill, here.

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s support of the U.S. Combatant Commanders worldwide. With experience spanning four decades, Dr. Zakheim’s expertise center on strategic planning and defense policy.
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