The decision by US President Donald J. Trump to withdraw the United States’ participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is potentially bad for Europe but would have no short-term effect on the US, a leading expert in Washington DC told New Europe.

“If Russia is freed from the constraints of INF, then it can develop intermediary nuclear weapons, which presumably could target Europe,” Jeffrey Mankoff, a Russia expert at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and Inter...

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