The US walking out of the Open Skies Agreement is a clear signal that it seeks global dominance. As other countries are unlikely to surrender, we are back to hair-trigger nuclear alerts and the Doomsday Clock inching towards midnight
In dealing with life after COVID-19, potentially fatal challenges to the ecosystem must not be forgotten. It is time to look at far-reaching reforms in international governance systems and, linked to this, also governance reforms at other levels.
The US has cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason for their withdrawal. This is despite Russia offering to open up its weapons systems for US inspection. The treaty requires a six-month notice period following which the country no longer has to abide by the treaty
Where is Trump’s ‘my nuclear button bigger than yours’ rhetoric taking the world to? And Has nuclear proliferation treaty helped in moving towards disarmament?