The Consequences of US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty
“Given Russia’s clear violation of the treaty through the deployment of a treaty-prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, the Administration’s decision to withdraw from the treaty is certainly understandable. However, I am concerned that the Trump Administration’s haphazard diplomatic announcement of the decision may ultimately shift the international blame for the demise of the treaty from Russia, where it belongs, to the United States.”
In this podcast, Foreign Policy Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Frank Rose discusses the likelihood of Russia coming back into compliance with the agreement and offers his thoughts on whether the administration handled the announcement correctly.
Listen to the full podcast, originally published on Brookings, here.