In an interview with London’s The Times, Donald Trump says he’ll offer to lift sanctions on Russia if the country agrees to reduce its nuclear weapons stockpile.
According to Russian political scientist Andrey Piontkovsky, that changes nothing. Piontkovsky has been engaged in nuclear strategy for forty years and says disarmament is a “diplomatic game” played by leaders for fanfare. In reality, reducing the number of nuclear weapons has no impact on the level of nuclear danger.
Piontkovsky believes this idea was brought to Trump by Dimitri Simes, who may also be Trump’s current Russian handler.
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