For the West, a revamped CFE Treaty
would help mitigate worries about military threats in the area that Russia has traditionally considered its sphere of influence.
Consider, for example, what was accomplished under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty
The CFE treaty
did not anticipate the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.
Efforts to reduce major conventional weapon systems were also taken up in the 1980s in the context of negotiations between the opposing alliances of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, eventually culminating in the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty
) of 1989.
In some treaties, such as the CFE Treaty
, thousands of items must be accounted for across an entire continent.
correspondent of the military hardware and ammunition with the CFE Treaty
2007, we have continued to fulfil our CFE Treaty
obligations, and attempted to
In effect, New START is the sine qua non for effective US leadership on the arms-control and non-proliferation issues that matter to Europe - from reviving the CFE treaty
to preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Turkey is one of the State Parties to CFE Treaty
. CFE Treaty
is one of the milestones in the way of disarmament and it is legally binding.
Unilateral suspension of the CFE Treaty
: June 13, 2002, Bush officially withdraws from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty with Russia, arguing that the treaty hindered US ability to defend its people against attack by terrorists and rogue states.
Taking advantage of this non-ratification - and also in reaction to American plans to strengthen the anti-missile shield in Europe - the Russians chose, on 12 December, to denounce the CFE Treaty
as a whole.