Missile Defense

  • United States Suspends INF Treaty With Russia

    Decision could spark "unpredictable and unconstrained US-Russian arms race," Atlantic Council's Alexander Vershbow says.

    The US decision to suspend participation in a decades-old nuclear arms control treaty with Russia has raised the probability of a US-Russian arms race, according to Alexander Vershbow, a distinguished fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy

    ...

    Read More
  • Kroenig in The Federalist: Trump’s Not Kidding When He Promises ‘Cutting-Edge’ Missile Defense


    Read More
  • A Look at Trump’s Missile Defense Strategy

    US President Donald J. Trump on January 17 unveiled a plan to defend the United States and its allies from a missile attack—the first update to the United States’ missile defense strategy in almost a decade.

    “Our goal is simple: to ensure that we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States—anywhere, anytime, anyplace,” Trump said at the

    ...

    Read More
  • Trump Right to Call Out Russia, But is Quitting an Arms Control Treaty the Answer?

    If there is one thing most arms control experts can agree on it is this: Russia has for many years been violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

    Another thing they agree on: US President Donald J. Trump’s intention to walk away from the treaty signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 has created the impression that it is the United States that is...

    Read More
  • Previewing the Trump Administration’s Missile Defense Review

    The Trump administration rolled out a series of national security and defense policy reviews in late 2017 and early 2018, but one important document has yet to be published: the Missile Defense Review (MDR). Insiders predict the Missile Defense Review (MDR) could be published as early as next month, so what can we expect?

    It is likely that the MDR will call for a robust US missile...

    Read More
  • US Should Offer Incentives for Iran Missile Testing Moratorium

    The Trump administration has been ratcheting up pressure on its European allies to agree to unspecified new measures against Iran’s ballistic missile program as the price for conserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

    The US, referring to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which codified the 2015 nuclear deal, has repeatedly called on Iran to refrain...

    Read More
  • Iran’s Missile Program in Perspective

    Iran’s missile program has long been a subject of controversy and the Trump administration has in recent weeks tied its continued implementation of a landmark 2015 nuclear accord to European support for more stringent curbs on Iran’s missile development.

    At a Feb. 20 panel on the issue organized by the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative, Michael Elleman,...

    Read More
  • A Ticking Clock

    Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, discusses arms control

    When the Doomsday Clock took its last big leap, moving from five minutes to three minutes to midnight in 2015, Rose Gottemoeller took it personally. She was then US under secretary of state for arms control and had spent her entire career negotiating with first the Soviets and then the Russians to keep...

    Read More
  • Here’s What the New NDAA Means for Missile Defense

    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the US Congress in November prioritizes investments in homeland missile defense. US President Donald J. Trump has called for a...
    Read More
  • Kroenig in Defence 24: NATO Should Recognize the Russian Missile Threat to Europe


    Read More