Simon Saradzhyan on arms control

Mutually Assured Stability
The Moscow Times
December 20, 2011
Commentary: Simon Saradzhyan, Belfer Center fellow
Topic: Arms control

“Fall 1991 saw U.S. and Soviet leaders display goodwill by pledging to unilaterally consolidate and reduce their nations’ arsenals of tactical nuclear weapons in what became the last milestone in the history of U.S.-Soviet arms control. In January 1992, President Boris Yeltsin didn’t only confirm earlier pledges but expanded them. Twenty years after, however, the two countries still have thousands of tactical nuclear weapons outside any of the existing international arms control regimes.”

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