Strobe Talbott: The Need for a U.S.-Russia Arms Treaty

August 16, 2010

In the past, peace settlements and new international arrangements have been reactive, following destructive wars. Arms control, by contrast, has become a proactive venture – taking measures to prevent nuclear war before it breaks out. The New START treaty is the latest of those proactive initiatives. In this presentation, Brookings president Strobe Talbott cites history’s greatest battles to illustrate the need for the U.S.-Russia strategic arms treaty and the steps that world leaders have taken to make the accord possible.