Episode 9: Nuclear Arms Control and Stability in a Post-INF Treaty World, with Jeff Pryce
The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (“INF”) Treaty, which required the destruction of the ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers, was a landmark nuclear arms-control pact with Russia that has been described as a cornerstone of European security. However, citing treaty violations by Russia, the Trump Administration announced its decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty in February.
Drawing from his experiences at the Defense Department where he negotiated nuclear disarmament agreements and advised on international security issues, Jeff Pryce discusses his perspectives on the historical context of the INF Treaty, the U.S. decision to withdraw, Russia’s response, the situation with China, and the significance and potential impacts of its demise.
Guest: Jeff Pryce, Of Counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Professorial Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and former Special Counsel for International Affairs and Counselor to the Under Secretary of Policy at the Department of Defense.