Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress has the following national security experts available for interviews on the New START Treaty ahead of the planned votes in the Senate this week. To reach them, please contact Anna Soellner, [email protected], 202.478.5318.

Ken Gude, Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy Program at American Progress.

Max Bergmann, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy Analyst for American Progress.

Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow specializing in U.S. foreign policy and national security.

Samuel Charap, Associate Director for Russia and Eurasia and a member of the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress.

The following are new columns on the START Treaty

New START: A Test Of GOP Seriousness by John D. Podesta

Delay Means Death for New START Accord by Max Bergmann

The Costs of Conservative Recalcitrance by Ken Gude

Conservatives’ Substantive Treaty Concerns Have All Been Exhaustively Answered by Max Bergmann


The support for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, in the United States is broad and deep. It has overwhelming bipartisan support from a who’s who of former high-level foreign policy officials. It has the unanimous support of the top brass of the U.S. military. It has the backing of the directors of the nuclear weapons laboratories. More than 80 percent of the American people support ratification of New START. To see who supports the New START Treaty, click here

America’s allies strongly favor ratification of New START. Leaders from countries across Europe have voiced their support for the treaty as a further means of enhancing European security. See which leaders support the New START Treaty here.

Forty editorial boards across the country have forcefully rebuked the efforts of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Senate Republicans to delay the ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START. To see which 40 newspapers support New START, click here.

CAP Distinguished Senior Fellow and former Senator Tom Daschle gives a moving speech on the importance of the New START to national and international security. View his speech here.