Beginning of the End of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

February 1, 2019

 

Welcome to a special three-part Four Minute Foreign Policy series on the INF, which ran from Monday, January 28 to Friday, February 2, when the United States moved to allow the INF Treaty to expire following controversy over Russian missile development. FPI Fellow Jeffrey Pryce breaks down the history, contemporary controversy, and consequences of the INF and its potential abrogation.

 

 

The INF: Origins and Impact (Pt. I)

 

On February 2, 2019, many expect that the United States will move to end the historic bilateral Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) between the United States and Russia.

 

In this week's "Four Minute Foreign Policy" interview, we introduce FPI Fellow Jeffrey Pryce for the first of his special three-part series covering the origins of the Treaty, the current crisis, and the potential impact of its abrogation.

 

As we reach this potentially historic pivot point, make sure you are armed with the facts - and as always, share your thoughts, contribute additional information and considerations, and put forth your arguments for what you believe should happen and why.

 

 

The INF: The Problem of Russia's New Missile (Origins and Impact Pt. II)

 

Continuing this week's special three-part "Four Minute Foreign Policy" interview, FPI Fellow Jeffrey Pryce presents the details of the ongoing controversy over a new Russian missile, which the U.S. argues violates the terms of the treaty.

 

What has brought us to the brink of abrogating the treaty? How would it work in practice? Could the six months following an announcement yield time for final efforts at negotiation? Watch now to learn more.

 

As always, we welcome you to share your thoughts, contribute additional information and considerations, and put forth what you believe should happen and why.

 

 

The INF: The Consequences of Abrogation (Origins and Impact Pt. III)

 

What are the consequences of the end of the INF Treaty?

 

In the final installment of this special three-part interview, FPI Fellow Jeffrey Pryce presents what you need to know as the bilateral Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) between the United States and Russia pivotal turning point. Whether the treaty survives depends on Russia's response to NATO pressure and the negotiations to come.

 

Following the anticipated United States decision and other actions to come, make sure to return to share your thoughts and analyses.

 

 

 

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