What Does the End of the INF Treaty Mean for Europe?
Feb 25, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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- Though the INF Treaty has collapsed, the stipulations of another arms treaty, New START, are likely to prevent Russia from altering its nuclear posture toward Europe much in the near future.
- However, the continued erosion of arms control treaties, especially New START, could result in nuclear proliferation in Europe.
- Countries in Western Europe are likely to balk at the increased deployment of nuclear-armed U.S. missiles in their countries, but NATO members in Eastern Europe could be more amenable due to their greater fears of the Russian threat.