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Marc Finaud: The Prohibition of Intermediate-Range Missiles Is Still Needed in Europe

... failed. On the contrary, there were dozens of cases of use of chemical weapons by ISIS in Syria and Iraq since 2014, whether that group used stolen state-manufactured mustard gas or commercially available chlorine. Alexander Yermakov: The Countdown for New STARTy In conflicts such as Syria or Iraq, this risk remains high. In most countries, this risk has been reduced by the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 from 2004 that legally binds all governments to criminalize access of non-state ...


The Countdown for New START

... does not try to meet Russia halfway? One year from now, on February 5, 2021, the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, better known as New START, will expire. With each passing month, hopes for its prolongation become slimmer. Recent years have proved very difficult for arms control, affecting a wide range of areas: the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), a fundamental ...


A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Arms Treaty

Two former diplomats, from Russia and America, call for extending the nuclear arms limitation pact called New START, to make the world more secure The relationship between Russia and the United States has been mired in crisis for much of the past decade. Communication once considered routine has been cut off, deepening mistrust and making it more difficult ...


Aleksey Arbatov: Talks on a Future START Should Have Been Launched Yesterday

..., threats to global strategic stability, possibilities for preventing an arms race and maintaining control over strategic weapons after 2021. Experts also presented their vision of ways out of the current crisis, including prolongation of the Prague New START. At the event, RIAC expert Ilya Kramnik spoke with Aleksey Arbatov, Vice-Chairman of the Forum’s Organizing Committee, Head of the Center for International Security at Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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