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P5 Arms Control

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As the prospects for near-term bilateral and trilateral arms control treaties and agreements between Washington, Moscow, and Beijing remain in doubt, is there any value in taking some form of strategic risk mitigation discussions to a broader set of nuclear actors?  For example, could Washington leverage the P5 forum to open the aperture for strategic stability dialogues with Russia and China? How could entering into a nuclear arms control agreement with the P5 impact U.S. deterrence and assurance architectures around the world and what would that mean for DoD and DAF nuclear force structure and posture?