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Statement by the EASLG: Advancing Strategic Stability and Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region

... “Advancing Strategic Stability and Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region.” With an impressive group of 47 signatories from 16 countries across the Euro-Atlantic region, the statement fills an important space at a crucial moment—proposing ... ... William J. Burns President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, United States Ambassador Richard Burt Chairman Global Zero USA, United States Evgeny Buzhinskiy Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board; Vice-President of the Russian International Affairs ...


North to Move and Not to Lose

What the Big Game in the Arctic could look like The activity of the United States Navy and the U.S.’s NATO allies in the Arctic is becoming a standing factor. The visit to the Barents Sea by a group of destroyers, regular under-ice exercises by nuclear submarines, the air patrol over Iceland, the formation of a new fleet with an Arctic zone of responsibility ...


The British Nuclear Trident

... infrastructure built in a very short order. The Concept The UK’s nuclear doctrine guarantees unacceptable damage to any aggressor and there is no doubt that the UK has the requisite capabilities. Nuclear weapons can be used independently or as part of NATO’s nuclear forces. Since 1994, it has been assumed that Tridents are de-targeted. Yet, retention of a certain ambiguity regarding, for instance, the first nuclear strike is considered rather useful in order to bolster deterrence. The order to ...


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

... signed and honoured the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). According to Hollande, the French Strategic Nuclear Forces contribute to the pan-European security, yet remain ‘sovereign:’ Paris will neither, as a matter of principle, be part of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group nor will it participate in the NATO’s Nuclear Sharing [ 1 ]. Notwithstanding European solidarity and the special nuclear cooperation that France enjoys with the United Kingdom, Hollande stressed that, “our [France’s] ...


Russia and China: Union or Strategic Uncertainty?

... practice? First of all, it makes sense to consider what an alliance between Russia and China could represent in the current conditions. This problem is largely viewed through the lens of the experience of the world’s most powerful alliance, namely, NATO. NATO is perceived as an example of a military alliance with the most strictly prescribed conditions. The first part of Article 5 of the NATO Charter is often quoted in this respect: “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of ...


Standing for Everything Evil against Everything Good: Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe

... a somewhat different future. “J’Accuse…!” RAND Report “Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe” Before making accusations against Russia, the authors of the report make a series of important qualifications in their introduction that significantly ... ... sphere of influence; increasing cooperation and trade with Western Europe; undermining enlargement of the European Union and NATO into the post-Soviet space. It is assumed that Moscow will use “measures short of war” as a tactic. This term was introduced ...


Leaders Have to Listen to Different Voices

Interview with Admiral William Fallon RIAC Media and Government Relations Manager Nikolay Markotkin discusses current US policy towards NATO, new military technologies, and U.S.-Russia relations with retired US Navy four-star admiral William Joseph Fallon, who served as Commander of the U.S. Central Command (2007–2008) and U.S. Pacific Command (2005–2007). What is your opinion on ...


U.S.-Russia Relations: The Price of Cold War

... inclusive Euro-Atlantic security community, has, because of Russian actions in Ukraine, sailed off the cliff and into a new military confrontation. Rather than capitalize on the historic opportunity created when at the end of the Cold War the decades-long NATO-Warsaw Pact military standoff was dismantled, the two sides are now rapidly re-militarizing a new central front that cuts through Europe’s potentially least stable regions. Putting the brakes on this trend and finding ways to send it in a safer ...


Saber-Rattling as the Main Threat for Russia and the U.S., and How to Deal with It

... between future and past wars. One of the comic books (“ Silent Ruin ”) deals with an imagined conflict between Russia and NATO countries on the territory of Eastern Europe, where Moscow wins tactically thanks to a cyber attack. “Russian Cyber Command ... ... almost 13,000 soldiers and officers. However, the NATO leadership questioned these official figures. In 2017, from 70 to 150 thousand troops participated in the Zapad maneuvers, according to the estimates of the Western intelligence . This significantly ...


Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

... between the US and Russia has also been slandered as Putin’s “friend,” his “puppet,” or other ludicrous and insulting accusations. This activity, whatever one wants to call it, is damaging any chance to have better relations with Russia. No one has ... ... autonomous withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002 did not help. The ABM Treaty was a cornerstone of international security. Without this treaty to hold countries back, Russia started to rebuild and modernize its nuclear arsenal in order to hold off NATO and deter nuclear threats. Vladimir Putin said as much in the latter third of his recent address to the Federal Assembly ...


Poll conducted

  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  
     21 (19%)
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