U.S. Should Accept Putin’s Offer to Negotiate on Nukes by David Krieger

Issue #250 – May 2018

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  • Perspectives
    • U.S. Should Accept Putin’s Offer to Negotiate on Nukes by David Krieger
    • A New Generation Against the Bomb by Ray Acheson
    • Looking Reality in the Eye by Rick Wayman
    • Peace in Korea? Hope and Uncertainty Mix in the Wake of Kim-Moon Summit by Cesar Jaramillo
    • Panmunjeom Declaration by Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un
  • U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
    • U.S. Continues Testing ICBMs
  • Nuclear Disarmament
    • More Nations Set to Ratify Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • War and Peace
    • North Korean Leader Visits South Korea for First Time in History
    • Israeli Prime Minister Claims to Have Proof of Iranian Nuclear Program
  • Nuclear Waste
    • Four Barrels of Nuclear Waste Rupture in Idaho
  • Nuclear Insanity
    • Lawsuit Filed Over Plan to Allow Public in Radioactive Zone
  • Resources
    • This Month in Nuclear Threat History
    • Russian Nuclear Forces in 2018
    • Podcast on the Nuclear Age
    • ICRC President Issues Appeal on Risk of Nuclear Weapons
  • Foundation Activities
    • NAPF Event at the United Nations in Geneva
    • Building Peace Literacy with the Corvallis School District
    • Moms Against Bombs
    • 30th Annual DC Days
  • Quotes

Perspectives

U.S. Should Accept Putin’s Offer to Negotiate on Nukes

The fuel for a new nuclear arms race was already on the fire, and a Russian strategic response was predictable, when the U.S. withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty [in 2002] and began developing and emplacing missile defense systems globally. The U.S. withdrawal and abrogation of the ABM Treaty may prove to be the greatest strategic blunder of the nuclear age.

As the two most powerful nuclear powers on the planet, with enough nuclear weapons to end civilization as we know it and possibly the human species, the two countries need to be engaged in productive and good-faith negotiations to end the nuclear weapons threat to each other and to all humanity.

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