posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm
In his recent article in the Washington Post on the current status of cooperative threat reduction between the U.S. and Russia, Will Englund cites an ASP Fact Sheet, “The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program: Securing and Safeguarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
Russia has told the United States that it will not extend the Nunn-Lugar weapons reduction and security agreement after it expires at the end of May, saying it no longer needs to receive foreign aid and is concerned about leaks of nuclear security information. The 21-year-old cooperative program was designed to help secure the nuclear and chemical weapons arsenal of the Soviet Union after the bloc’s collapse.
To read the full article, click here.