Will the INF Treaty’s demise kick-start a new arms race?

Components of SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system are on display during a news briefing, organized by Russian defence and foreign ministries, at Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RC1EAAFF9260

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, Frank Rose examines the Trump administration’s reasons for exiting the treaty, steps the U.S. should take to avoid escalating an arms race, and the need for any new arms control treaties to be responsive to the changing security environment in Europe and Asia.

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