U.S. President Obama and Russian President Medvedev are expected to sign a new START Treaty this month. This treaty will represent the most comprehensive arms control treaty in nearly two decades. By signing this agreement, the two largest nuclear powers in the world may send a clear signal to bolster global arms control efforts. President Obama will host the Nuclear Security Summit April 12-13, and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference begins at the United Nations Headquarters in May.
How can the U.S. strengthen global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons?