“The more we build up, Russia will certainly maintain parity, and our decisions will influence what China does…

So why not try to influence it all in the other direction, which is to maintain mutual constraints on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons,
maybe exercise some self-restraint, and keep pushing to get China into a strategic stability and risk reduction dialogue, and eventually arms control.”

– Lynn Rusten, a former senior director for arms control and nonproliferation on the National Security Council during the Obama administration

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