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The New START Treaty: A Live Web Chat with Steven Pifer

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the nuclear arms reduction treaty agreed to by the U.S. and Russia earlier this year, still awaits Senate ratification. It remains unclear whether New START will be ratified by the end of the lame duck session or whether a vote will be pushed to 2011. This, as proponents argue that failure to ratify the Treaty will undermine the Obama administration’s efforts to press Iran and North Korea to drop their nuclear ambitions.

On Wednesday, December 8, Brookings expert Steven Pifer, author of a new Brookings paper “The Next Round: The United States and Nuclear Arms Reductions After New START,” answered your questions in a live chat moderated by POLITICO about what the treaty means to the global community and the importance of taking action soon.

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