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Nuclear Arms Control After the Biden-Putin Summit [Updated February 28, 2022]   [open pdf - 631KB]

From the Document: "After their June 2021 meeting in Geneva, President Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin released a Joint Statement on Strategic Stability [hyperlink] outlining a path forward for nuclear arms control and risk reduction. They had already 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. The first round of new discussions occurred [hyperlink] on July 28, 2021, and a second round occurred [hyperlink] on September 30, 2021. A third round, which convened to address concerns [hyperlink] about Russia's military activities near Ukraine and Russia's demands [hyperlink] for security assurances, occurred on [hyperlink] January 10, 2022. After Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, the State Department noted [hyperlink] that the United States did not 'have any plans for the next iteration of the Strategic Stability Dialogue.'"

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CRS Insight, IN11694
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2022-02-28
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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