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Open Skies Treaty

The Treaty on Open Skies entered into force on January 1, 2002, and currently has 35 party states. It establishes a program of unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of its participants. The treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information about military forces and activities of concern to them. Open Skies is one of the most wide-ranging international efforts to date promoting openness and transparency of military forces and activities. The concept of "mutual aerial observation" was initially proposed to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin at the Geneva Conference of 1955 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; however, the Soviets promptly rejected the concept and it lay dormant for several years. The treaty was eventually signed as an initiative of U.S. president George H. W. Bush in 1989.


The Open Skies Treaty Bites The Dust

W. Bush, who withdrew from two agreements — one with Russia and another with North Korea. As arms control unravels, nuclear dangers grow and U.S....

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U.S. withdrawal from treaty draws mixed reviews from lawmakers, NATO partners

The Open Skies pact allowed countries to keep an eye on each other from up above. "What I can tell...

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'This is insane': Democrats and national security experts sound the alarm after Trump administration...

The White House's abandonment of the Open Skies Treaty was widely condemned by Democratic lawmakers...

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This Is Not a Good Time to Start a New Arms Race

As a prelude to this campaign, Trump announced the same day that he was pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty, an arms control accord ...

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Europeans, NATO Urge Russia To Work To Save Treaty Dropped By Trump

NATO and the EU on Friday urged Russia to comply with the 1992 Open Skies military surveillance ...

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Russia says US withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty would undermine global security

Russia warned Friday that the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from a treaty undermines...

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NATO allies alarmed, annoyed by US Open Skies exit | DW | 22.05.2020

NATO allies had long been warned by the Trump administration that it didn't see the value in staying...

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After Donald Trump quits Open Skies treaty, a major nuclear weapons deal with Russia might be next

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Open Skies treaty is his latest in a series...

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