24 November 2020

For the US, ‘arms control’ is just another bludgeon and pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty proves it


Donald Trump's precipitous withdrawal from major arms control agreements indicates the US is more interested in gaining unilateral advantage than actual arms control. Can Joe Biden turn this around? Unlikely.The withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty on November 22 is just the latest in a series of departures on the part of the US from arms control agreements that has many in the world questioning not only its commitment to verifiable disarmament but also its reliability as a negotiating [...]