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"Nuclear Insecurity: Should New START Die?"

19:12January 21, 2020

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.

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