Analysis of the Reasons Why US and Russia Withdrew from the INF Treaty Successively – Based on the Levels of Analysis


Xinyi He * 1

1 School of Economics and Management, East China Jiaotong University

Corresponding Author

Xinyi He


levels of analysis, US-Russian relations, intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty, nuclear reductions


The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) is a milestone in the history of arms control negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union, but there are continuous disputes during its existence. From February 2, 2019, the United States announced the suspension of its obligations under the INF Treaty and officially started the withdrawal process. On the same day, the Russian president also announced the suspension of implementation. The factors behind the successive withdrawal are complicated and are related to the development of the international arms control system in the future. This papermainly focuses on the analysis of the reasons for the withdrawal by comparing the two sides under the same perspective through the levels of analysis.


Xinyi He. Analysis of the Reasons Why US and Russia Withdrew from the INF Treaty Successively – Based on the Levels of Analysis. ASBR (2021) ASBR Vol.1 No.1: 1-9. DOI: 10.54254/asbr.2021001.


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