US–Russian Nuclear Arms Control: Forward and Retro after 2008?

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The arrival of a new US administration in 2009 is a swinging door with respect to opportunities for Russian–American cooperation in strategic nuclear arms reductions and nonproliferation. Both US presidential candidates in 2008 supported nuclear abolition as a theoretically desirable goal, and the Obama administration will certainly pursue nuclear arms reductions consistent with already agreed, or lower, levels. Missile defenses complicate US–Russian relations on this issue, but they pose negotiable, not insurmountable, barriers to further arms reductions and strategic stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-226
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Security
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Political Science and International Relations


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