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From the end of World War II to the present, the challenge of arms control has been a central feature in the relationship between the United States and Russia—the former Soviet Union—as well as with emerging world powers. A series of treaties has defined permitted levels of nuclear and other strategic weapons and regularly gives occasion to examine the status of weapons arsenals around the world. Brookings experts apply their direct experience in arms control negotiations to their recommendations for maintaining the arms control regime.
Intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead RSD-10 Pioneer. It was deployed by the Soviet Union from 1976 to 1988. NATO reporting name was SS-20 Saber. It was withdrawn from service under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ukrainian Air Force Museum in Vinnitsa. (George Chernilevsky, via Wikimedia Commons)
Did Russia Violate 1987 INF Arms Control Treaty?
July 30, 2014, Fred Dews and Elina Saxena
Steven Pifer, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, recently spoke to NPR about the White House's accusation that Russia has violated an important arms control treaty.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Opinion | The Moscow Times
July 30, 2014, Steven Pifer
Opinion | Los Angeles Times
Interview | NPR
July 29, 2014, Steven Pifer
Testimony | House Armed Services Committee
July 17, 2014, Steven Pifer
Opinion | The National Interest
July 3, 2014, Robert Einhorn
Report | RAND Corporation
2014, Daniel L. Byman, James S. Chow, Lynn E. Davis, Thomas Hamilton, Sarah Harting and Michael J. McNerney
June 9, 2014, Steven Pifer
Testimony | Senate Foreign Relations Committee
June 5, 2014, Steven Pifer
June 4, 2014
Opinion | Aviation Week
May 5, 2014, Steven Pifer
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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
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