Search: Arms control,China (5 materials)

The Hidden Logic of the United States that Led to its Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

... events plays into the hands of the United States, as this situation will certainly prevent Europe and Russia from patching things up, thus making it very unlikely that the sanctions against Russia will be lifted. Alexander Yermakov: End of Nuclear Arms Control: Do Not Beware the Ides of March Finally, the U.S. decision to abandon the INF Treaty was informed by the desire to contain China’s military potential. China is actively developing its own missile technologies, much to the chagrin of the United States, which seeks to put an end to this through various treaties. Having disencumbered itself from its obligations under the INF ...


Hypersonic Weapons and Arms Control

... nuclear and conventional; “Avangard” strategic missile system with hypersonic glide vehicle (since December 2019 [ 5 ]), it seems safe to say that it will most likely be explicitly nuclear. Richard Weitz: Even If New START Is Extended, Strategic Arms Control Will Die Unless China Is Involved in New Treaties Quite a lot have been said about a third system: “Tsirkon” sea- and ground-launched hypersonic missile. It might be declared operational in a few years. As we are obviously entering the ‘hypersonic era’, being ...


Richard Weitz: Even If New START Is Extended, Strategic Arms Control Will Die Unless China Is Involved in New Treaties

... credibly, that their weapons do not threaten other countries. A more recent argument one hears in Beijing is that it's impractical and too complex to enlarge these treaties. The Chinese also accuse the U.S. of trying to shift the blame for the collapse of arms control on China. Nonetheless, even if New START is extended, strategic arms control will die unless China is involved in these treaties. The U.S. Senate is hardly likely to ratify another such treaty without some limits on China’s arsenal. And I think it is possible ...


The Global Hypersonic Race

... In the new environment, even those countries that are signatories to the MTCR are interested in obtaining prompt global strike technologies. The current leaders of hypersonic weapons research are, in addition to Russia, the United States and China. China Andrey Kortunov: Is There Life After Arms Control Death? Despite its ambitious statements, China has not yet rolled out a reliable prototype of a hypersonic vehicle. Chinese engineers have developed the YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, but the country’s military currently only ...


U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era

... (Russian)-American system, new strategic arms control mechanisms are likely to emerge. It is not clear what these mechanisms will look like, but some elements are now certainly relics of the past. First, the bilateral Russian-American format of the arms control regime is giving way to a multilateral focus. Among other issues, the U.S. is increasingly concerned with China’s expanding nuclear arsenal and Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities. In fact, when criticizing the INF Treaty, Trump administration officials have focused more on the fact that the treaty imposes no limitations on China’s nuclear forces....


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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