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The Death of Arms Control: Popular Myths About What Russia Can and Will Do

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To some, the title of this memo might seem an overstatement. After all, Russia is engaged in two sets of important arms control negotiations. The CFE-2 talks are nearing completion and the Russian side seems reasonably satisfied with the outcome. Russia and the United States have officially launched consultations on the START III treaty and modification of the ABM Treaty after yet another failure in the continuing saga of START II ratification. Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), Materials, Protection, Control and Accountancy Programs (MPC&A), and Y2K cooperation are also firmly on track. [...]


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Senior Fellow
Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation