If the United States so flagrantly violates the BWC, can it be trusted with other international arms-control treaties? Russia appears to be trying to draw public attention to this issue.
There are no options but for Russia and the US to put their differences aside and concentrate on ways to save arms control or whatever is left of it.
Nuclear safety in the US is a critical issue that deserves far more public attention.
Can Ukraine, a fragile state involved in an internal conflict, with a poor human rights record and high level of corruption, be considered a safe bet for US arms sales? Hardly so.
This is a defense budget of confrontation giving preference to pressure instead of negotiations and diplomacy.
Nobody’s security will be enhanced but the damage may be irreparable. Sanctions may delay the development of new technologies in Russia or China but they can’t prevent their emergence.
The United States could do much more to make the global non-proliferation regime more effective. Hopefully, the issue will be addressed in a constructive way at the US-Russian summit in Helsinki scheduled on July 16.
A very important international body has just been turned into a tool for playing political games instead of doing the job it was initially created for.