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The INF Treaty Is Under Attack. Down a Road Paved with Good Intentions

The exacerbation of tensions, mutual pressure and accusations have put a cornerstone Russia-U.S. agreement – the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty – on the brink of termination For the first time during the Cold War, the parties agreed to eliminate entire classes of nuclear weapons that had been deployed in great numbers and had had a major significance for military planning. U.S. Army Pershing II in Germany In its current form the INF Treaty has long been an unfair arrangement since only...

04.04.2017

Europe under Aegis

To What Extent Does the U.S. Aegis BMD in Europe Threaten Russia? In May 2016, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced that its ballistic missile defence (BMD) base at Deveselu, Romania, had been put into operation. This marked the second phase of the European Phased ...

29.07.2016

Have Rockets, Will Quarrel

... increase security on the peninsula. As regards mutual nuclear deterrence (this Cold War concept can be observed in miniature on the Korean Peninsula today), there is much about it that defies the traditional definition. The defence systems, notably BMD, while protecting one side, diminish the deterrent potential of the other. Given a high-quality BMD, there may be a temptation to strike first, in order to destroy the bulk of the strategic nuclear force, and then try to beat off a retaliatory strike....

26.07.2016

North Korea’s Two Allies

... the mountains, making attempts to destroy mobile missile launchers that have a very good chance of surviving a nuclear strike futile. Obviously, even such specialized anti-missile complexes as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Aegis BMD cannot ensure 100 per cent interception [16] , and nothing less will suffice when it comes to countering a nuclear attack. North Korea does not need to equip a significant part of its missiles with nuclear warheads. Indeed, it would even be harmful ...

30.06.2016

Bargain Basement Ballistic Missile Defence

... construction of a similar base in Poland on the very next day. The Polish Aegis Ashore will be located next to the small village of Redzikowo on the Baltic coast, 200 km from Kaliningrad. It is expected to become operational in 2018. What are Aegis BMD systems? They are the basis of the Obama Administration’s so-called “Phased, Adaptive Approach” to creating the European component of the global ballistic missile defence of the United States and its allies. The expensive programme ...

18.05.2016

War of the Future – How Do We See It?

Limited War is Back The anniversary of the Victory in World War II is an occasion to reflect on the danger of a new war breaking out between great powers. The end of World War II ushered in the nuclear era. Ever since that time scholars have been ceaselessly debating two problems [1] . First: Is a direct military showdown between the nuclear powers possible? And if so, will they dare use nuclear weapons? Second: Can nuclear war be interpreted according to the Clausewitz formula whereby “war...

06.05.2016

In the Impact Zone

... hit a moving maritime target . Tomahawk is usually mentioned as an interim solution in expectation of a ship LRASM or another new-generation anti-ship missile, but occasionally there are proposals to make the Tomahawk a replacement for a ship LRASM . BMD: Key Function or Burden? In the 1990s and 2000s, surface forces, reoriented to meet the tasks of theatre missile defence, managed to avoid cuts to some extent. But now anti-missile defence has become one of the key reasons for the heavy load on surface ...

01.09.2015

Hypersonic Warheads for Ballistic Missiles

... strategic nuclear forces of Russia, China and the United States, which are leading the quest for hypersonic technologies. The Americans will realize the concept of a Prompt Global Strike, while Russia and China would be able to surely overcome any future BMD system and engage the nonnuclear version of their strategic nuclear forces during the early phases of a conflict in order to prevent it from escalating. So far, this concerns technology but not arms because the Russian, Chinese and American experimental ...

30.07.2015

On the Qualitative Transformation of Russian-American Relations on Strategic Issues

Working Paper №VII, 2013 The research is conducted in the framework of joint project of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Atlantic Council (AC) on perspective of “mutual assured stability” model in Russia-U.S. strategic relations. The research was presented on Russian-US seminar “ Russia-U.S. relations: new impetus to cooperation ”, March 25, 2013. Authors : S.M. Rogov (Lead Author), Academician, RAS, Dr. of History; V.I. Esin, Ph.D. in Military Science, retired Colonel General;...

08.05.2013

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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