Nuclear Arms Race

A new report has found nuclear-armed states spent a record $73 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019, a $14 billion increase from 2018 expenditures. The United States, the center of the global coronavirus pandemic, accounted for nearly half of that spending. As the economies of the US, China, France, and Russia all contract, their nuclear spending is…

US Ambassador Sondland “refreshes his recollection”

Gordon Sondland, US President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, reversed himself in new testimony to House impeachment investigators, saying he does believe Ukraine military aid was contingent upon the launch of politically motivated probes. In his revised statement, Sondland said he now remembers telling a top Ukrainian official on Sept. 1 that hundreds…

Russia’s Failure to Comply With the INF Treaty

Gorbachev and Reagan

NATO has issued the following statement concerning Russia’ s failure to comply with the International Nuclear Forces (INF Treaty) originally signed between US President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev in Washington in 1987. Following nearly six years of U.S. and Allied engagement with Russia, on 4 December 2018, NATO Allies declared that Russia has developed…