23 June 2020

It’s Too Late for US -Russia-China Arms-Control Fantasies


For the first time in over five months , U.S. and Russian officials are meeting this week in Vienna to discuss a possible new nuclear weapons reduction agreement. The State Department extended a formal invitation to Beijing upon announcing the talks on June 19. The only issue: Chinese officials quickly rejected the invite and are in no mood to discuss, let alone curtail, their nuclear weapons stockpile.Washington therefore has a choice. It could stick with its current position by holding the [...]