A Farewell to Arms Control? How to Restore a Critical Security Safeguard
On February 21st, 2023, Vladimir Putin suspended Russia’s participation in New START, pushing the last remaining treaty on arms control between the U.S. and the Russian Federation to the edge of oblivion. Putin’s decision is just one of many causes for concern for the current state of arms control and national security. With China’s entry into the arms race, arms control has become deeply divided by opposing views on security, credibility, and trust and characterized by treaty violations, withdrawals, suspensions, and gaps in diplomatic efforts. This tripolar competition is in critical need of arms control negotiations, but experts are alarmed by a lack of diplomatic efforts from Russia, China, and the U.S. What are the challenges to arms control, and what would an updated and modern agenda on arms control entail? Join us on Monday, October 16th from 12 PM to 1 PM ET for a virtual discussion with Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General at NATO and a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, to discuss trends in arms control negotiations and how policymakers can best ensure security given the current geopolitical dynamics.