Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the Osaka G20 summit last June. Russia has offered to extend the nuclear arms control treaty with no new conditions. Photo: White House Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the Osaka G20 summit last June. Russia has offered to extend the nuclear arms control treaty with no new conditions. Photo: White House
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the Osaka G20 summit last June. Russia has offered to extend the nuclear arms control treaty with no new conditions. Photo: White House
Will Saetren
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Will Saetren

Why Donald Trump should extend nuclear arms treaty with Russia now and worry about China later

  • With Trump reluctant to accept Russia’s extension offer as he focuses on including China in a new deal, the only nuclear arms control treaty left between the US and Russia is in danger of expiring, making the world a much more dangerous place

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the Osaka G20 summit last June. Russia has offered to extend the nuclear arms control treaty with no new conditions. Photo: White House Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the Osaka G20 summit last June. Russia has offered to extend the nuclear arms control treaty with no new conditions. Photo: White House
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the Osaka G20 summit last June. Russia has offered to extend the nuclear arms control treaty with no new conditions. Photo: White House
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Will Saetren

Will Saetren

Will Saetren (@WillSaetren) is a project lead at CRDF Global, where he specialises in nuclear security. He previously worked at the Institute for China-America Studies where he directed the organisation's portfolio on nuclear weapons policy. He is the author of Ghosts of the Cold War: Rethinking the Need for a New Nuclear Cruise Missile, and an alumnus of the Roger Hale fellowship at the Ploughshares Fund.