Can Biden Restore the Arms Control Treaties That Trump Tore Up?

President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 28, 2020 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).
President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 28, 2020 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).
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VIENNA—As the clock ticks down to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration this month, hopes are high that he will rejoin and preserve key arms control agreements that were abandoned or neglected by the outgoing president, Donald Trump. If Biden can successfully reverse course, it will go a long way to restoring America’s credibility, given that Trump has “bankrupted the United States’ word in the world,” as Biden put it in Foreign Affairs last March. “On nonproliferation and nuclear security, the United States cannot be a credible voice while it is abandoning the deals it negotiated,” he wrote. But how straightforward […]

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