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Nuclear Arms Control After the Biden-Putin Summit [Updated July 26, 2021]   [open pdf - 609KB]

From the Document: "After meeting in Geneva on June 16, 2021, President Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin released a Joint Statement on Strategic Stability [hyperlink], which outlined their agreement on a path forward for nuclear arms control and risk reduction. In February, the two Presidents had agreed [hyperlink] to extend [hyperlink] the New START [Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty] Treaty for five years [hyperlink] beyond its planned expiration on February 5, 2021. This treaty limits deployed long-range strategic nuclear weapons but does not address all U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons or other factors that could affect the risk of nuclear use. In their joint statement, the Presidents agreed to hold further discussions on these issues; the first round of strategic stability talks are scheduled [hyperlink] to begin on July 28, 2021."

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CRS Insight, IN11694
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2021-07-26
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