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US House Armed Forces Committee Delivers Punch Against Open Skies Treaty
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US House Armed Forces Committee Delivers Punch Against Open Skies Treaty
May 24, 2018

The House Committee’s decision reflects a trend. The OST is used for INF verification. Looks like the Congress is inclined to destroy the whole preventing an unfettered arms race.

Russia Responds to US Provocation: Open Skies Treaty Faces Hard Times
December 31, 2017

The Open Skies Treaty continues to be a valuable instrument for security and stability at the time of arms control crisis. The OST enhances transparency and the risk of war.

Russia Responds to US Provocation: Open Skies Treaty Faces Hard Times
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US Takes New Steps to Dismantle Open Skies Treaty
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US Takes New Steps to Dismantle Open Skies Treaty
September 30, 2017

The US is going to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies. The restrictions reportedly applying to flights over Hawaii and Alaska would come into force on January 1, 2018. The United States will stop waiving certain Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions for the Open Skies flights and no longer allow overnight accommodations at some airfields designated for Open Skies flights.

Open Skies Treaty Vital for Confidence Building: Russian Tu-154 Flies over Washington
August 12, 2017

An unarmed Russian Tupolev Tu-154M Air Force jet flew over Washington on August 9, additionally passing over the New Jersey golf course where President Donald Trump was vacationing. It passed over the US Capitol, Pentagon, Joint Base Andrews, CIA, Camp David, and a secret government bunker called Mount Weather.

Open Skies Treaty Vital for Confidence Building: Russian Tu-154 Flies over Washington
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Russia Invites NATO to Take Part in Moscow Security Conference
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Russia Invites NATO to Take Part in Moscow Security Conference
March 6, 2017

Russia and NATO balancing on the brink of military conflict has been a hot topic ever since 2014 when the bilateral ties were frozen as a result of the events in Ukraine. Heightened tensions, arms control erosion and a plethora of divisive issues negatively affect the bilateral relationship, with misunderstanding and frustration hindering any attempts to turn the tide.

US Raises Issue of INF Violation: Anti-Russian Campaign in Full Swing
February 20, 2017

According to the New York Times, «a Trump administration official» has accused Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The statement was supported by the Defense Department. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain chimed in, saying «Russia’s deployment of nuclear-tipped ground-launched cruise missiles in violation of the INF treaty is a significant military threat to US forces in Europe and our NATO allies». According to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin was «testing» Trump…

US Raises Issue of INF Violation: Anti-Russian Campaign in Full Swing
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US Congress: Doing Its Best to Prevent Positive Changes in Foreign Policy
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US Congress: Doing Its Best to Prevent Positive Changes in Foreign Policy
December 5, 2016

The US Senate voted unanimously on December 1 to extend the president’s authority to impose sanctions on Iran for another decade. Despite the fact that many restrictive measures have been suspended since the deal came into force, the vote would ensure that Washington can quickly snap back the sanctions if Iran violates its obligations under the agreement. Other parties to the Iran deal – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union – have largely lifted their sanctions against Iran, including prohibitions on financial transfers and oil purchases…

US Lawmakers to Kill Open Skies Treaty
May 2, 2016

On April 28, US House Armed Services Committee supported a substantial increase in defense spending. At $610 billion, the legislation is one of the largest single annual budget measures considered by Congress…

US Lawmakers to Kill Open Skies Treaty
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