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HSC Senior Fellow comments on the potential withdrawal of the US from the INF Treaty

18 January, 2019

HSC Senior Fellow, Rowan Allport, has had a comment piece looking at the potential impact of the termination of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty published in Foreign Policy magazine. In it, he argues that it is vital not to overlook the limit the agreement places on Russia’s ability to deploy conventionally-armed ground-launched missiles capable of hitting targets in Europe.

The full article can be read here.

Image: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty in 1987.

About Rowan Allport

Dr Rowan Allport is a Deputy Director who leads the HSC's Security and Defence team. Rowan holds a PhD in Politics and a MA in Conflict, Governance and Development from the University of York, as well as a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Hull. Specialising in strategic analysis and international security, Rowan's primary areas of interest lie in the defence issues in and around the NATO region, interstate conflict and US foreign policy discourse. He is also the lead author of HSC's recent ‘Fire and Ice: A New Maritime Strategy for NATO’s Northern Flank’ report. Rowan's publication credits include articles and commentary in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, The Hill, DefenseOne, RealClearDefense, The Strategist, UK Defence Journal, Politics.co.uk and The National Interest. He has previously worked as a lobbyist for the Whitehouse Consultancy in Westminster, and as a Senior Analyst for RAND Europe's Security, Defence and Infrastructure team.