Challenges to U.S.-Russia Strategic Arms Control during the Trump Presidency

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Series Details No. 33, April 2017
Publication Date 03/04/2017
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The Polish Institute of International Affairs is an analytical institution established by an act of Parliament in 1996 to carry out research and provide expertise in international affairs. PISM disseminates information on contemporary international issues and maintains contacts with academic and political centres in Poland and abroad. The Institute runs courses for public servants, maintains a library (open to the public; 165,000 books and journals), organises conferences, and publishes books, periodicals and documents on Polish foreign policy and international matters.

The funding for PISM comes from the budget. The director is appointed by the prime minister for a term of five years, following consultation with the minister of foreign affairs. The minister supervises the Institute and appoints its advisory council, which includes a representative of the President of the Republic of Poland, academics and officials.The coming years might mark the end of bilateral limitations of U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. The future of the New START treaty was unclear, chances for a new agreement slim, and violation of the INF treaty by Russia remained a serious challenge. While strategic arms control strengthened NATO’s security, it should not come at the price of concessions undermining the role of the U.S. as guarantor of security and stability in Europe.

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ELN: Policy Brief, 19.01.18: Mission Impossible: pursuing arms control with Putin’s Russia
The Brookings Institution: Report, November 2017: Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
Blog: The Brookings Institution, 12.12.17: U.S.-Russia arms control was possible once—is it possible still?
Arms Control Association: Policy White Paper, January 2018: U.S.-Russian Arms Control At Risk: An Assessment and Path Forward

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