FIVE STEPS TOWARDS A NEW START EXTENSION. SPECIFICS OF THE RUSSIAN EXTENSION PROCEDURE
With sufficient political will, it would be possible to secure an extension of the New START treaty even after the US presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021. Russia and the US have a wealth of experience of interaction on nuclear-related topics, including the conclusion and extension of bilateral agreements in that area. They also possess adequate diplomatic and technological instruments that, with sufficient political will in both capitals, can help them to achieve a shared goal under time-pressing circumstances.
Anton Khlopkov, Anastasia Shavrova