The future of arms control is global: Reconsidering nuclear issues in the Indo-Pacific

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On Feb. 1, a reporter asked President Donald Trump if the announced U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was as much about the Western Pacific as it was about Russia.

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In response, Trump affirmed his view that for the arms control pact to work, more countries would need to be added: “I hope that you’re able to get everybody in a big and beautiful room and do a new treaty that would be much better.

The good news is that the Indo-Pacific region is flush with big, beautiful rooms where experts and officials can and should gather to discuss the…

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