Inside Story

Is the Cold War really over?

Russia’s Putin warns he could build new missiles after Trump declares he is pulling out of a nuclear weapons treaty.

It has been 27 years since the end of the Cold War.

However, the heat is on again between the United States and Russia over missiles and nuclear weapons.

US President Donald Trump accuses the Russians of violating a 31-year-old arms treaty. He recently announced that Washington is pulling out of it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says if he does, Moscow will build new missiles.

Is another arms race about to start?

Presenter: Richelle Carey


Pavel Felgenhauer – defence and military analyst

James Nixey – head of Russia and Eurasia programme, Chatham House

Lawrence Korb – former US Assistant Secretary of Defence