23 November 2020

Why is the Open Skies Treaty, the US just left, so important?


America’s departure from another arms-control treaty deals a heavy blow to its allies, and turns back the clock on multiple cold war achievements.In a major setback to global arms control, the Trump administration has announced it will no longer be a part of the Open Skies Treaty (OST), a 34-year-old convention that allows its members to make unarmed reconnaissance flights over the territory of other signatories to the deal. While the Trump administration has signalled its intent to exit the [...]