One of the most consequential matters that demands cooperation between Russia and the United States is the issue of nuclear arms control.
In recent years, we’ve witnessed a considerable degradation in Russia-U.S. relations, particularly in the realm of nuclear agreements. From the United States’ withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABMT), to the United States’ most recent withdrawal from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) just this year - a lot of ground has been lost.
That being said, there is still room for collaboration. In 2021, the limits on nuclear weapons set by the New START treaty between Russia and the United States are set to expire. This is the next big challenge for Russia-U.S. diplomacy. And although bilateral relations between the two countries are currently at an impasse, it’s time to throw grease on the gridlock and start making real diplomatic efforts to ensure mutual security as well as global security.