Search: European Union,INF Treaty (10 materials)

Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe?

... component, considering that the submarine one is far too sensitive. Besides, in light of the departure of the United Kingdom, the European Union no longer has a fleet that could help France out in the Atlantic. A strengthened cooperation in the air component,... ... aviation, of course, on jet fighters, but it is what it is. Andrey Kortunov: Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty It may be tempting to disperse to multiple airfields across Europe during a heightened threat, but this would require ...


The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

... for the further deterioration of these relations. The general deterioration of European security due to the expiration of the INF Treaty, the degradation of confidence-building measures, and the start of an arms race, including hi-tech weapons (understanding ... ... will have a particularly negative effect on relations. The intensification of sub-regional competition between Russia and the European Union (this competition appears to be particularly dangerous in the Western Balkans, given the possibility of an acute ...


How to Address the Russian Post-INF Initiatives

... be to try to reach out, formally or informally, to Russia to clarify the technical parameters of the proposed moratorium The Russian moratorium proposal On 2 nd February 2019, when the United States announced that it intended to withdraw from the INF Treaty on 2 nd August, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with ministers Shoigu and Lavrov to discuss the possible weapons that might be developed in response, and framed a ‘formula’ for the moratorium on their deployment: “…Russia ...


Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... unconvincing US narrative regarding the preservation of the INF Treaty. On the other hand, Macron does not want to lose his shot at the now-vacant position of foreign policy leader of Europe, including regarding Russian, which is very important for the European Union. Even less would he wish to surrender the issue of the INF Treaty (with its direct and fundamental bearing on the foundations of European security) to Donald Trump, who has not shown himself to be particularly reliable or benevolent towards Europe. The French initiative seems to be left hanging. Emmanuel ...


A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

... promoted in Russia by INF critics and opponents of extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and of a follow-on agreement at both expert and government levels. Now they have been used as the official pretext for the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty (in addition to accusing Russia of violating it). Washington also uses these arguments to oppose the extension of the New START and bilateral negotiations with Russia on the next strategic treaty. Is There Emerging Nuclear Multipolarity? Traditionally,...


Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

... aimed at bringing the adversary to the understanding that a return strike would be inevitable. This is the so-called MAD: Mutually assured destruction… Yes. So, these treaties were supplemented by further ones like SALT 1, 2 and 3, and, in 1987, the INF Treaty . We were also proposing further agreements, both bilaterally with the US and in our dialogue with NATO. Unfortunately, after the abrogation of the INF treaty, this backsliding continued. And the fact that the current US administration chose ...


Andrey Kortunov Delivers a Speech at DOC Research on Peace after the INF Treaty

On February 26, 2019, at Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, gave a public lecture focusing on the topic “Peace after the INF Treaty”. On February 26, 2019, at Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, gave a public lecture focusing on the topic “Peace after the INF Treaty”. The lecture participants included experts ...


Andrey Kortunov Meets with Ambassadors of Northern European States

..., Sweden, and Estonia took part in the meeting. The following issues were touched upon in the course of the conversation: European security and security in the Baltic Sea area, the political and strategic implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty, perspective formats for arms control, and the future of the relations between Russia and the West. The meeting was mediated by Maris Riekstiņš, Ambassador of Latvia to Russia.


Embassy of New Zealand Discusses the Consequences of the US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

... Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand. The embassy staff and foreign experts also took part in the meeting. The discussion focused on the current military-political situation in Europe in the context of the likely US withdrawal from the INF Treaty, the possibility of restoring full-fledged dialog between Russia and the West, as well as the impact of tensions in Europe on other regions of the world. The meeting was moderated by Ian Hill, Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia.


My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... Ukrainian crisis, no ‘business as usual’ is possible in any foreseeable future; Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree on many critically important international matters. Germany is and will always be a disciplined member of NATO and that of the European Union; it will not take any initiatives that might look risky, inappropriate or untimely to other members of these organizations. To cut it short, there are absolutely no reasons to hope for any breakthrough in the German-Russian relations just ...


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