New START at One Year: Implementation and Looking to the Future
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) entered into force in February 2011. How are the United States and Russia managing its implementation after one year? Although presidential elections in both countries complicate the arms control agenda in 2012, what are the possible next steps on strategic force reductions?
On February 10, the Arms Control Initiative at Brookings will host a discussion of New START, its implementation and next steps. In the first panel, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller, Special Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) for Arms Control and Stability Ted Warner and Joint Staff Deputy Director for Strategic Stability Michael Elliott will discuss how the treaty’s implementation has worked thus far and what next steps the U.S. government is considering. In the second panel, James Acton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Jan Lodal of the Atlantic Council will share their views on the future of the strategic nuclear reductions process and factors that could affect that process. Brookings Senior Fellow Steven Pifer, director of the Arms Control Initiative, will moderate both panels.
After each panel, participants will take audience questions.
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The question with this administration is, what will Trump see as an acceptable return for this waiver [granted to India for its trade with Russia and Iran]? Will he demand a transaction in return, some give on the trade side or a big defence deal for the US as well? Russia and Iran are sticking points, but the fact that the Trump administration is dealing with these privately is a sign of how much the relationship has changed. [Mr Trump] usually doesn’t give out freebies.