Unattainable conditions for New START extension?

by Ambassador Steven Pifer

“Russian officials have reiterated their readiness to extend New START now.  Amb. Billingslea’s conditions will thwart extension for the foreseeable future.  That’s unfortunate.  By not extending New START, the Trump administration forgoes a simple action that would strengthen U.S. national security and make Americans safer.”

Read the full article, originally published on July 1st, 2020, by The Brookings Institution, 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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