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(USA/China) Launch Arms-Control Talks with China (Defense One)

Louie Reckford writes for Defense One: Reporting on China’s buildup of silos that could house nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles caused a new round of calls for the United States to not only continue its ambitious and expensive nuclear weapons spending, but to accelerate it. This is a predictable reaction from those in favor of an ever-increasing defense budget, but also a deeply misguided one. Instead of spending trillions of dollars on upgrading the world’s most dangerous weapons, we should heed the bipartisan tradition of the 20th-century arms-control efforts. 

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(Arms Control) Arms control among rivals (AEI)

John Maurer

After decades of small wars and counterinsurgency, the United States is refocusing on great power rivalry with China and Russia. This rivalry has profound implications for all aspects of defense planning, especially arms control negotiations. Many analysts worry that renewed great power rivalry will mean the end of arms control as a tool of national security policy.

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ARMS CONTROL – Revamping Nuclear Arms Control: Five Near-Term Proposals (James M. Acton, Thomas MacDonald, Pranay Vaddi, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

To quickly lower the risk of nuclear escalation, manage arms racing, and avoid a breakdown in future treaty negotiations, the United States, Russia, and China should consider five politically binding proposals to build transparency and confidence.

https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/12/14/revamping-nuclear-arms-control-five-near-term-proposals-pub-83429