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    Biden Administration to Seek Five-year Extension on START

    With the onset of the Biden Administration we are at an early pivotal moment with Russia. So it was good to hear the Biden team’s interest in extending New START, as well as the Putin regime’s interest. While relations are terrible and distrust high, the imminent expiration on February 5th of the strategic nuclear New START treaty provides a fleeting opportunity for Moscow and Washington to together seize the high ground on a truly existential issue facing our nations and the world today. Both Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, no strangers, deeply distrust one another based on jagged prior history.  Despite this, they have within their mandate, the opportunity…