Defense and Security
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.
Demonstrators call on the U.S. to take measures against Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, in front of the White House in Washington (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst).
Russia is Honoring Neither the Letter Nor the Law of the Budapest Memorandum
March 7, 2014, Steven Pifer
Russia has failed to fulfill its obligations under 1994's Budapest Memorandum, in which Ukraine exchanged its nuclear weapons for Russia's recognition of its sovereignty. Steven Pifer writes that the United States' protection of this agreement is vital to protecting the value of security assurances as leverage for resolving future nuclear proliferation challenges.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
February 27, 2014, Ariana Rowberry
Opinion | The Moscow Times
February 14, 2014, Steven Pifer
February 11, 2014, Fred Dews
Opinion | The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
February 4, 2014, Steven Pifer
Opinion | Foreign Policy
January 31, 2014, Steven Pifer
BIG BETS & BLACK SWANS - Memorandum to the President
January 23, 2014, Steven Pifer
Opinion | The National Interest
January 14, 2014, Steven Pifer
January 13, 2014, Steven Pifer
Opinion | Heinrich Boell Foundation
December 20, 2013, Steven Pifer
December 13, 2013, Steven Pifer
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Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
President, The Brookings Institution
James E. Goodby
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
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