|Author (Person)||Bond, Ian|
|Publisher||Centre for European Reform (CER)|
|Series Details||November 2018|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Donald Trump’s announcement on October 20th that the US would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was typical of his erratic approach to policy. Though the US had been concerned for some years that Russia was violating the agreement, the timing of Trump’s comments came as a surprise to US allies in Europe, for whom the treaty has been an important stabilising instrument for over 30 years. Without it, there will be fewer constraints on Putin’s newly assertive Russia.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Russia, United States|