A Russian View of the U.S. INF Withdrawal

Author data: 
Victor Esin
Publication Date: 
March 2019

CISSM Working Paper

U.S.-Russian Security Relations
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Document Type: 
Working Papers

The stabilizing role of the INF Treaty is still relevant. Its importance has even increased against the background of the sharp deterioration of relations between Russia and the West in recent years due to the well-known events in Ukraine, aggravated by mutual sanctions and NATO’s military build-up near Russian borders. Preserving the INF Treaty, which has now become the subject of controversy and mutual non-compliance accusations between Russia and the United States, is therefore doubly important.