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U.S. ratifies New START treaty

The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to accept the New START strategic nuclear disarmament treaty between Russia and the United States (Peter Baker, “Senate Passes Arms Control Treaty With Russia, 71-26,” New York Times, 22 December 2010). U.S. ratification of the treaty, signed by presidents Obama and Medvedev on April 8th, clears the path to […]

Schwarzenegger calls for New START ratification

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called in his inimitable style for the quick ratification of the New START treaty to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons (Governor Delivers Remarks at USRBC Annual Meeting, 21 October 2010): Well, let me just tell you that the most excited I’m about is — and I’m asking Congress to […]

New nuclear treaty faces opposition in U.S. Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent nuclear reductions treaty with Russia is facing opposition from Republican Senators.  The New START treaty, which replaces a Cold War era counterpart treaty, must receive the assent of the U.S. Senate (and, in Russia, the Russian Duma) before it can be ratified and enter into force. But Republicans in the […]

New START treaty signed

The United States and Russia signed the “New START” strategic nuclear arms reduction treaty today in Prague (Peter Baker, “Russia and U.S. Sign Nuclear Arms Reduction Pact,” New York Times, 8 April 2010). Text of treaty (17 pages) Treaty protocol (165 pages) Ceasefire.ca comments on the treaty (bottom line: a modest, but still important, step […]