Search: International security,Arms control (9 materials)

Layered Cake. What to Expect from the Putin-Biden Summit?

... to ignore it in all the contradictions listed above. The policy of containment by itself does not solve them, although no one is going to give up containment. In addition, there are topics that are simply necessary to discuss. Principal among them is arms control. The New START extension can be considered as a step forward, but it only provides a five-year delay for the development of new agreements. This is a ridiculous timeframe, given the collapse of the INF Treaty and other disarmament regimes,...


UK–Russia Security Dialogue. European Security

... relations with Russia are difficult, the current status quo is viewed as sustainable and there are many other issues on the international security agenda for the UK to focus on beyond relations with Russia. At the same time, it was noted that if Russia ... ... outreaches to Russia by NATO members, the Allies do not feel they should be the demandeurs in terms of the reset with Russia or for arms control initiatives. A UK participant observed that recent efforts by Western European states to reach out to Russia, including ...


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

... universal system of strategic stability in the 21 st century. This state of affairs will inevitably lead to a new round of the “Great Game” in which military security and other areas are under threat. Moreover, it will have a significant impact on international security and even the existing world order. The arms control system will likely crumble, and we may very well see the beginnings of a new arms race. The INF Treaty was the cornerstone of the U.S.–Soviet arms control system. It allowed Russia and the United States to maintain institutional interaction ...


The Post-INF Treaty world: Cutting Сosts and Reducing Risks

... Action (JCPOA) in July 2015. The agreement is quite rightly considered one of the most significant achievements in the field of international security this century; the JCPOA held its ground even when Donald Trump refused to comply with its provisions. Fifteen ... ... the same kind of political will and imagination in the nuclear sphere that they demonstrated in 2003. The future of nuclear arms control (if it has one) will in any case be multilateral in nature. And if the two superpowers have not coped with the mission ...


The Global Hypersonic Race

... Earth’s orbit. In light of the above, the emergence of hypersonic weapons will introduce a number of destabilizing factors for international security. First, countries possessing such weapons will have an asymmetric advantage over other developing countries.... ... 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....


End of Nuclear Arms Control: Do Not Beware the Ides of March

... Renewed by 2021 and will thus Cease to Exist The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), one of the pillars of strategic stability in the world, fell apart before our very eyes. And now the foundations of the core instrument of global arms control – the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) – are starting to crumble too, as it is looking dangerously unlikely that the bare minimum of extending the agreement will be achieved. It is time we started preparing ourselves for the ...


Road to Nowhere

... Nuclear Forces Treaty (the INF Treaty) signed by the USSR and the United States in 1987. Once again, contrived pretexts are being put forward that fail to convince anyone and yet again show that Washington continues to openly disregard the interests of international security, including the security of its closest allies in Europe, Asia and throughout the world. It is perfectly clear that the withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty will only accelerate the deployment of that type of missile ...


Igor Ivanov and Andrey Kortunov at Strategic Insight Breakfast Briefing

... Secretary of State for Defense Lord Des Browne were among the speakers at the Briefing. The participants of the Briefing discussed the state of the Euro-Atlantic security, relations between Russia and the West, possible new initiatives in the field of arms control, as well as ways of resolving crisis situations in various regions of the world.


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