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At this very moment, there are approximately 1,500 Russian nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The United States has about the same number aimed at Russia.

In February, 2021, the last remaining arms control agreement between Russia and the United States, New START, is set to expire, putting both countries in uncharted territory. In this episode of KennanX, Jill Dougherty sits down with John Beyrle, former Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2008-2012) and Rose Gottemoeller, former NATO Deputy Secretary General (2016-2019) to discuss New START, should it be extended, and what its expiration would mean for Russia and the United States.

Listen to the episode above. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts HEREon Spotify HEREand on Libsyn HERE.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more