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Next Steps in U.S.-Russian Arms Control

Edward Ifft

The article contains some policy recommendations on the improvement of the strategic arms control regime. It considers a number of options as far as START and SORT are concerned and attaches particular importance to the verification mechanisms.

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SECURITY INDEX №3-4 (88-89), 2009