FACT CHECK: Do Russia and the U.S. Really Control 90 Percent Of The World’s Nukes?

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The National Interest—David Sivak Security, As the two largest nuclear powers, the U.S. and Russia have agreed to report the size of their deployed warheads every six months. President Donald Trump recently said that the U.S. and Russia control 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. Verdict: True Russia controls 47 percent of all nuclear warheads, followed by the U.S. at 45 percent. Fact Check: Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, their first formal meeting since Trump became...

Did Russia Really Dump Its U.S. Debt?. Submitted by Ben Steil of CFR “Russia dumped 84% of its American debt,” blared a July CNN headline. Russian central-bank head Elvira Nabiullina said the sales were just part of “diversifying the entire structure of currencies.” But with the U.S. dollar accounting for two-thirds of global foreign-exchange reserves and most (non-intra-eurozone) international trade, dumping this much dollar debt goes well beyond prudent diversification. Many commentators have therefore speculated that the...