REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili - Ukrainian servicemen ride on an armoured vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian town of Pervomaysk, September 17, 2014.


Time to Give Ukraine Defensive Weapons

September 17, 2014, Steven Pifer and Strobe Talbott

Two negotiatiors of 1994's Budapest memorandum, Strobe Talbott and Steven Pifer, write that, to back up the security assurances made to Ukraine, the United States and the West should provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs to defend itself. 

  • In the News

    As much as I would like to see deeper nuclear reductions, the Russians are unlikely to agree to a new treaty during the remainder of President Obama’s term.

    September 8, 2014, Steven Pifer, New York Times
  • In the News

    The door has essentially been left open to [North Korea] by the ineffectiveness of previous diplomatic efforts. And [Pyongyang is] taking full advantage of that.

    April 25, 2014, Evans J.R. Revere, Washington Post
  • Interview | NPR

    March 9, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • Podcast

    Arms Control, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union

    October 23, 2013, Steven Pifer and Fred Dews

  • Interview | The World

    September 16, 2013, Suzanne Maloney

  • In the News

    [Obama] clearly would like to do something more on arms control, so one question is, are the Russians prepared to respond to the proposals that he made in Berlin in June for reducing the new START limits by a third?

    July 21, 2013, Steven Pifer, AFP
  • Interview | The Monocle Daily

    Why Jordan Is Building Two New Nuclear Power Plants

    March 8, 2013, John P. Banks

  • In the News

    These [ground-based missile] interceptors in Alaska and California are believed to have some capability against a rudimentary intercontinental ballistic missile warhead of the kind that you would expect North Korea to have initially. But how good they would actually be, we don’t know. But there is some capability to protect America already deployed.

    February 14, 2013, Steven Pifer, Voice of America
  • Interview | United States Institute of Peace

    Prospects for Progress at New Talks with Iran

    February 4, 2013, Bruce Riedel

  • In the News

    I assume the president [Obama] has a more ambitious arms control agenda for his second term.…If he wants another treaty as part of his legacy, it has to be done in time for a ratification debate in 2015, not in the 2016 election year.

    December 3, 2012, Steven Pifer, Los Angeles Times

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