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Don’t Let START Stop

The New START Treaty is a crucial element of the broader U.S.-Russian agenda of security issues, which includes among others the ongoing development of a new generation of technologically advanced conventional arms and delivery systems, and cyber warfare ...

15.12.2019

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

Interview with Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute In an interview for the RIAC, Richard Weitz spoke about the fate of the New START Treaty, China’s stance towards international agreements regulating arms control and the extent of Russia-China military cooperation. What measures do you think Russia and the U.S. should take upon the expiration of the New START Treaty? Lecture ...

25.11.2019

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

... consequences of the United States’ withdrawal from the treaty are already obvious and will continue to manifest themselves. In the field of nuclear arms control, the US decision could create a ‘domino effect’: if it abandons the INF Treaty, it puts the New START treaty’s extension into question. Mutual accusations about the failure to abide by this treaty — at least in terms of its spirit, if not the letter — are becoming increasingly loud both in Russia and the US, as are statements that the ...

22.10.2019

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

Russia Should Prepare for the Very Realistic Scenario in which the New START will not be 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 ...

04.07.2019

Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

For all the importance of limiting and reducing nuclear arms, the priority task for all should be to prevent a nuclear war For several years, serious experts in Russia and the West have repeatedly warned the public about the threat of the collapse of the international nuclear arms control system. They spoke about the system, to be precise, because in the past half a century arms control developed as a sum-total of supplementary elements rather than an eclectic set of separate unrelated bilateral...

16.06.2019

Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era?

... consider the issue. (Bolton, of course, is known to be extremely hostile to treaties in general and arms control in particular.) Few expect that he will allow a fair hearing from defense and intelligence officials, who are known to be strong advocates of New START extension. Light in the Darkness I cannot deny that prospects for a rejuvenation of arms control any time soon appear bleak. But I have lived through serious arms control challenges in the past. In this regards, 1983 often invades my mind. What ...

15.04.2019

UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To, Not Past Each Other

RIAC and RUSI Report, #45 / 2019 A report based on findings from the third round of the UK–Russia Track 1.5 (non-governmental) bilateral security dialogue, which The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held in collaboration with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The first year of the project identified several security and geopolitical topics to establish the most productive areas of cooperation between the UK and Russia. The second year built on three of the most fruitful areas...

05.04.2019

The Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications

... Andrei Kortunov, Director General of the Russian Council on International Affairs, the United States’ decision can create a “domino effect” in the nuclear arms control: by quitting the INF Treaty, Washington puts in question the prolongation of the New START agreement, and without the New START, there will be a broader issue of maintaining the nuclear weapons non-proliferation regime. Three levels of argumentation Igor Ivanov: Nuclear Catastrophe: Myth or Reality? There are three circumstances ...

05.02.2019

Strategic Instability. RIAC Experts Discuss the Outcomes of the INF Treaty Suspension

... opinion. We need to stop these conversations,” the expert said. Pavel Zolotarev, Head of Research at RAS Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies, retired Major General, RIAC expert, noted that the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty threatens New START — an agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms. “Almost 99.9% that it will not be renewed. There is no reason to talk about ...

03.02.2019

The Collapse of the INF Treaty as a Motivation?

... and Eastern Europe. On the contrary, the emergence of a purely European arms control regime should help the disintegrating U.S.–Russia system of treaties remain in place. This, however, would require both parties to act fairly boldly. The Future of New START and Arms Control It should be stressed here that, unless the United States resorts to overly provocative activities in terms of deploying new intermediate and shorter range missile systems aimed directly at the Russian strategic nuclear forces ...

01.02.2019
 

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