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The U.S. Withdraws from Open Skies: The Right Call?

On May 21, 2020, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the 1992 Treaty on Open Skies (OST) in response to allegations of many years of Russian violations. While Open Skies has arguably benefited the United States by providing a level of military transparency, the Trump Administration assessed that Russian abuse of the treaty has become too grave to continue its participation. Is withdrawing from Open Skies the correct decision? What does this mean for arms control negotiations moving forward? On July 14, hear from experts on both sides of the debate who will assess the withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty and its implications.

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