The Role of Arms Control

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Hypersonic weapons will be capable of carrying nuclear warheads, yet so far there is little discussion on the role of arms control. The Cipher Brief spoke to David Wright, co-director of the Union of Concerned Scientist’s Global Security Program to learn more about what is involved in establishing an international arms control regime for hypersonic weapons and how this effort will change once these weapons have been deployed.

The Cipher Brief: Russia, China, and the U.S. are concurrently developing hypersonic weapons that can be used to deliver a nuclear warhead. What unique challenges does this pose for arms control regimes?

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