* All negotiation tracks have stalled
* Existing treaties are being eroded by political and technological developments
* plans for next steps are in doubt
Last July, Washington disclosed that Russia had violated its obligation under the treaty “not to possess, produce, or flight-test” an intermediate-range ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM). On June 5, the State Department said that Russia remains in violation.
A new Russian intermediate-range GLCM would lack the range to pose a direct threat to the United States, except perhaps part of Alaska. But it could directly threaten a host of American allies—including NATO members in Europe and Japan and South Korea—as well as other countries, such as China.
SOURCE – LA Times, Brooking Institute
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