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.
- Andy Weber and Christine Parthemore
- War on the Rocks
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…