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(New START) A New Start for Arms Control? (Carnegie Moscow Center)

Andrey Baklitskiy https://carnegie.ru/commentary/83801

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(Russia/New START) Kremlin Pleased With Swift Extension of New START (Pavel Felgenhauer, The Jamestown Foundation)

United States President Joseph Biden jolted the political-military leadership in Moscow with his eleventh-hour prolongation of the New START strategic nuclear arms control treaty that was scheduled to expire on February 5, 2021 (see EDM, January 21, 25, 2021). https://jamestown.org/program/kremlin-pleased-with-swift-extension-of-new-start/

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(USA/New START) Enhancing Strategic Stability: New START and Beyond (Steven Pifer, Arms Control Association, Brookings)

Arms control offers a tool to enhance U.S. security. After extending the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the Biden administration should seek to engage Russia in negotiation of a follow-on agreement and use that to draw third-country forces into the arms control process. It should also weigh how to handle other issues […]

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(UK/New START) UK Foreign Office voices support for Russian-US New START treaty (TASS)

FCDO described the document as “important contribution to strategic stability, transparency and building trust” https://tass.com/defense/1249271

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(Japan/New START) Japan hails agreement on New START as important step towards nuclear disarmament (TASS)

At the same time, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary noted that a broader structure on arms control was needed in order to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world https://tass.com/world/1249303

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USA/Russia/New START) Russia, US agree to extend New START on Moscow’s conditions — senior diplomat (TASS)

Sergey Ryabkov emphasized that the decision is mutually beneficial and is the only right one https://tass.com/politics/1249313

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(USA/Russia/New START) US, Russia extend New START pact after Biden, Putin phone call (Al Jazeera)

Biden also addressed arrest of Alexey Navalny, Ukraine, and reports of bounties on US soldiers, the White House said. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/26/biden-speaks-to-putin-for-first-time-since-taking-office

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(Russia/USA/New START) Problems in Russian-US ties cannot derail New START’s extension, Biden says (TASS)

The president recalled that the US intelligence agencies had been tasked with preparing a new evaluation regarding Russia https://tass.com/world/1248771

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(NATO/USA/New START/Russia) NATO welcomes US intention to extend New START with Russia (Xinhua, Global Times)

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Friday welcomed US President Joe Biden’s newly announced intention to extend by five years a bilateral treaty with Russia on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms. https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202101/1213652.shtml

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(New START) Extending New START allows Biden to demonstrate ‘moderation,’ Italian expert says (TASS)

In his opinion, a discussion of further steps on expanding the strategy of arms reduction, which could have seemed a foundation for a possible improvement of relations between Moscow and Washington, will be used by Biden in an “anti-Chinese way” https://tass.com/defense/1247863

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(USA/Russia/New START) Biden administration to seek extension of New START Treaty – secretary of state nominee (TASS)

The Biden administration plans to extend the New START Treaty, Secretary of State Nominee Antony Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations committee holding a confirmation hearing for Blinken to serve as secretary of state on Tuesday. “I think we are going to seek an extension,” he said. “This is something that the president-elect, I know, […]

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(Russia/USA/New START) Gorbachev: Russia, US should extend New START, work on next treaty (TASS)

What do you think, should we expect changes in Russian-US relations now that Biden moves into the White House? Is it possible to reboot them? What are the main problems that Russia and the United States are to solve on this path? The current condition of relations between Russia and the United States is a […]