The Plutonium Disposition Management Agreement: Russia’s Withdrawal and the Possible Consequences

Author
Debalina Ghoshal
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Council on International Policy (CIP)
Abstract
InOctober2016,RussianPresidentVladmirPutin suspendedthePlutoniumDispositionManagementAgreement (PDMA) that mandated both the United States and Russia to eliminate a sufficient quantity of weapons grade plutonium. The suspension of the PDMA represents a step away toward achieving nuclear disarmament, a crucial component of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) under Article VI.
Topic
International Security, Nuclear Power
Political Geography
Russia, Global Focus