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Can the INF agreement be saved by extension?

DISARMAMENT / With the Trump administration's cancellation of the INF deal, the world seems to be losing an important framework for arms control and nuclear disarmament. The danger of new armament is immediate. But what if the agreement is continued in a new and more ambitious edition?

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

The obligations of the United States and Russia through the INF agreement (the disarmament agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1987, ed.) Formally terminated 2. February this year. At the same time, the parties have stated that they will not resign until six months. That is, the US and Russia can still negotiate a continuation of the agreement, but then the parties' disarmament policy must change.

In summary, Trump's main reason for not renewing INF that Russia in the race
of recent years has violated the agreement by developing the SSC 8 rocket and
9M729 system. The evidence the United States claims to have for this claim is. . .

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Alexander Harang
Harang is the editor of "Fredsnasjonen", the magazine MODERN TIMES published in the summer of 2021.

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