While the extension of New START signals a potential change in bilateral relations, tensions will likely continue to exist between the two nations.
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A relatively recent concern that is starting to gain more prominence is China’s efforts to modernize its armed forces through the use of bioengineering.
A military coup backed by the United States resulted in widespread torture, disappearances, and suppression of dissident thought. Argentina’s Dirty War is considered one of the most overt modern crusades of state-sponsored terrorism.
Outer space has been called the “new frontier” since the 1960s, but today is being named the “new arena” for an arms race. With the United States, Russia, and China coming to a head in space weaponry and lacking cooperation on arms control treaties, the destruction of the “new frontier” amidst an arms race is increasingly likely
After the dismantlement of the Soviet Union in 1991, the newly-formed state of Ukraine was “born nuclear” by inheriting about 4,000 of Moscow’s nuclear weapons, granting it the third largest arsenal in the world. Yet, in 1994, Ukraine committed to full disarmament.