On the Record

Completing a New Arms Control Agreement with Russia

The United States and Russia are still at odds about a follow-on agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. This pact, a cornerstone of U.S.-Russian arms control negotiations, addresses reducing nuclear arsenals and combating proliferation of nuclear weapons. Brookings President Strobe Talbott expects the new agreement to be completed soon and then go to the Senate for what is likely to be a contentious debate over ratification.