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U.S. to Withdraw from Open Skies Treaty: Is the World Less Safe?

June 16, 202019:47

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Wilson Center senior vice president and director of international security studies, Robert Litwak, and global fellows, Katarina Kertysova, and Michael Kofman. They discuss the recent Trump administration decision to exit the Open Skies Treaty, the 34-nation agreement which allows the United States, Russia, and other countries to fly their aircraft over each other's territory. How will the withdrawal affect already fraught relations between Europe, Russia, and the U.S.?


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