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From Tanks and Deserts to Missiles and Tropical Islands

The USMC should become a streamlined tool for containing China's growing power The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has launched a radical reform that fully and completely reflects the changes in U.S. geopolitical priorities. The Marines are busy getting rid of all their tanks, planning to stock up on medium-range missiles and preparing to become a defensive wall against the growing Chinese fleet. The “Devil Dogs,” a name the Marines have worn proudly since World War I, have always spearheaded...


The Importance of Ending the Arms Embargo: What Is Iran's Plan?

Iran's experience in circumventing sanctions and advancing its military plans under pressure shows that it can fix the problem Lifting or extending the UN arms embargo on Iran, which according to SC Resolution 2231 is supposed to be ended in October 2020, has led to a new confrontation between Tehran and Washington. The US has circulated a draft UN resolution that would extend the embargo, and Secretary ...


European Leadership Network Discusses the Impact of New Technologies on Strategic Stability

... working group held in Istanbul on April 8–9, 2019. The participants focused on the most challenging areas of military technology development that could have a destabilizing effect on strategic stability. They also discussed possible new formats for arms control, that could have a deterrent effect on the arms race in space, high-precision weapons, AI weapons, etc. Russian side was represented by Aleksey Arbatov, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for International Security at IMEMO RAS; Andrey Kortunov,...


Analysis of Future Warfare

... deep analysis involved, one is capable of noticing the evolutio nary similarities of protozoa, harmless amphibians, dangerous pangolins, giant dinosaurs, nimble and intelligent mammals and the technical development of cold steel, throwing weapons, firearms, Roman fortifications, World War I tanks, miniature drones, and compact robots. This allows us to make the following parallel definition of biological (technical) evolutio n: the natural (artificial) development of nature (a weapons system) accompanied ...


Emerging Military Technologies: Talking Points

... of multi-tech, multi-actor, complex, fast-paced, poorly understood, cross-domain effects is a phenomenon and a problem in its own right, independent of the dangers in any given technology domain. The goal(s) should be: Strategic stability Minimising harms These goals cannot be achieved without: Prioritisation New paradigms for arms control Prioritisation. We suggest the following criteria for action: Prioritise the pursuit of existential common interests between states Prioritise tackling those technologies ...


Three Groups of Threats from Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

... group comprises risks associated with removing human agents from the decision to use weapons, the so-called “meaningful human control problem.” The global public (NGOs such as Stop Killer Robots, Article 36, the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, businesspersons and scientists, in particular , Steven Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak) believe it highly probable that fully autonomous weapons will not be able to comply with international humanitarian law and human rights and will ...


Close Encounters of the Third Millennium

The Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems has already Begun On September 6–7, 2018 the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI ) and the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations ( CICIR ) held a ...


Trading the Iron Curtain for Iron Shackles: Russian and the U.S. National Security Strategies

... debriefing of the Russian Federation’s main defense hierarchy. Additionally, there is a discussion concerning the core military capabilities possessed by the current Russian state. The report takes care to mention Russian involvement in multilateral arms reduction treaties, somewhat contradicting the accusatory tone that followed the statement criticizing Russia’s refusal to adhere to “no-first-strike” agreements earlier in the report. The Russia-U.S. “New START” (New Strategic Arms Reduction ...


Nuclear Agreements and Capabilities in 2017

... scenario. Today, Iskander missiles periodically deployed in Kaliningrad are permanently deployed in Luga in the Leningrad region, and they are moved to Kaliningrad for military exercises or in case of an escalation. The situation with New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is more complicated. New START expires in a few years. Right now, we cannot say whether it will be followed by START IV and a further reduction in nuclear weapons, since it is disadvantageous for Russia in the current circumstances....


The Iskanders in Armenia: Restoration of a Balance or a New Round of the Arms Race?

... Sergey Markedonov: Vladimir Putin Meets with Serzh Sargsyan: Moscow Supports a Compromise After the April events even Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan, known for his cautiousness in public pronouncements, raised the issue of the Russian arms supplies at a meeting with Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev. No matter when exactly the Iskanders arrived to Armenia, the fact that Yerevan has them at all helps maintain a balance between the two sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Recent years ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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