THE MISSILES OF AUGUST

Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 39



The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis. 

 

Audio Clips: "Secretary of State Pompeo Announces U.S. Intent to Withdraw from Nuclear Treaty" via C-SPAN. 

Photo: Taken from "Soviet Military Power 1985" by Edward L. Cooper under Public Domain. 

 

The INF Treaty died last week at the age of 32.

The proximate cause of death was Russia's persistent cheating and a decision by the United State that enough was enough. But the underlying cause of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty's demise was changing geopolitical circumstances.

The INF Treaty is survived by nervous allies in Europe and Asia, the specter of a renewed arms race, and unpredictable geopolitical jockeying and calculations. We now live in a world where intermediate-range nuclear weapons are a reality for the first time since 1987. So what happens now?

Listen to the latest Power Vertical podcast as
Brian Whitmore and Donald N. Jensen take a deep dive into the post-INF world.


 

Brian Whitmore

09 August 2019

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