10 years after Obama’s nuclear-free vision, the US and Russia head in the opposite direction

by Ambassador Steven Pifer

“April 5 marks the 10th anniversary of the speech in which Barack Obama laid out his vision for a world without nuclear weapons. It did not gain traction. Instead, the United States and Russia are developing new nuclear capabilities, while the nuclear arms control regime is on course to expire in 2021. The result will be a world that is less stable, less secure, and less predictable.”

Read the full article, originally published by Brookings, here.
Ambassador Steven Pifer

Ambassador Steven Pifer

Ambassador Steven Pifer is director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative and a Senior Fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is a retired Foreign Service Officer with more than 25 years with the State Department, and specializes in arms control, Russia and Ukraine.
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