The Foreign Service Journal, December 2009

D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 9 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 29 n a landmark speech in Prague on April 5, President Barack Obama committed the United States “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons” and to take concrete steps toward that goal, including: • A new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia that is legally binding and “sufficiently bold,” and sets the stage for further bilateral reductions and the participation of all nuclear weapon states in subsequent reductions. F O C U S O N A R M S C O N T R O L A N UCLEAR R EDUCTIONS P RIMER T HE O BAMA ADMINISTRATION IS FOCUSING ON THREE MAJOR ARMS CONTROL AGREEMENTS . T HIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM . B Y S ALLY K. H ORN Adam Niklewicz I