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Putin Suspends New START Treaty

February 22, 2023Ben Bearden


On February 21, Vladimir Putin suspended the New START treaty with the United States during his annual State of the Nation Address. 

The New START treaty was signed by U.S. President Barack Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April 2010, reducing the amount of nuclear arms each country could possess. 

See this Kudzu narrative intelligence brief to see how the U.S. Media is covering Putin’s suspension of the New START Treaty. 

Key Insights:

  • The “Russia Suspends New START Treaty” narrative has been driven by 369 sources in the U.S. Media module across 1,346 unique narratives in the last 3 days, primarily within the last 24 hours.
  • The key drivers of this narrative include CNN, Fox News, Free Republic, and MSN.
  • Sources labeled “left-center bias” and “least bias” account for over 67% of the narratives amplified. 
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