If Putin and Xi would respond positively to Trump’s proposal for a meeting in a “beautiful room” something important could come out of this, Edward Lozansky believes.
The world is certainly more dangerous following Washington's decision, heading in a direction where there are less and less rules while there are more nuclear powers.
The United States’ withdrawal from the INF Treaty – with Russia’s alleged violations as pretext – is just the logical next step to the military component of Obama’s “pivot to Asia.”
If your family has been shattered by bombs and rockets in a terrifying attack from the air, are you going to support the government that ordered such slaughter?
The idea of Ukraine resuming its production of nuclear weapons is currently being floated by minor figures, but it could take hold in the coming months.
The overall deterioration of the US-Russian relations may provoke lawmakers into backing any anti-Russian bill. Adopting such an approach means shooting oneself into the foot.
The US announced its withdrawal from the INF Treaty without having an intermediate ground-based missile to deploy. It made arms control pundits wonder what triggered this decision.
The idea that scrapping nuclear weapons and increasing trust and dialogue between the nuclear powers were good things is now regarded as risible, as much by neo-liberals as by neo-conservatives.