How Trump’s exit from a Cold War-era treaty could trigger a 3-way arms race

Nuclear experts in Moscow say another arms race is the likely consequence of the INF treaty ending.

If new missiles are deployed in Europe, “this can provoke another wave of the arms race and undermine the security of Russia and its neighbors,” said Ivan Timofeev, program director at the Russian International Affairs Council, and head of Euro-Atlantic security at the Valdai Discussion Club, a discussion group close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Timofeev says an arms race will not be immediate. Some time is required to design and produce new types of missiles.