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With Russia and the US, Nuclear Risks Never Go Out of Vogue

35 years ago, Able Archer, a United States command exercise simulating the release of conventional and nuclear weapons, almost provoked the Soviet Union into starting a nuclear war. Nuclear Crisis Group Director Jon Wolfsthal analyzes this anniversary in the context of current nuclear weapons policy and US-Russia relations.

Logo: CNN

Terminating the INF Treaty could be disastrous

The international system put in place to protect us from the buildup of nuclear weapons — weapons designed to kill millions of people in seconds, and poison whole nations for generations — is crumbling.

Logo: The New York Times

U.S. to Tell Russia It Is Leaving Landmark I.N.F. Treaty

Jon Wolfsthal, a nuclear expert on the National Security Council during the Obama administration, said a withdrawal would roil Europe.

“Things are just now calming down,” he said. “This would be another hand grenade in the middle of NATO to split the allies.”