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Hypersonic Weapons and Arms Control

New weapons can have both stabilizing and destabilizing effects Development of new technologies and weaponization of those is a feature of human history. Today we face new threats, but new weapons can have both stabilizing and destabilizing effects. Hypersonic missiles is one of the most popular topics, but the quality of the debate can and must be improved. Why all the ‘hyperhype’? Over the last few years, there has been quite an effort to educate the public about the hypersonic weapons. Some...

06.04.2020

Can Moscow and London Find a Way forward on the NPT?

The European Leadership Network Report The European Leadership Network Report The UK and Russia hold pivotal roles within the Non-Proliferation Treaty regime and share a common interest in its preservation and longevity. This report offers a set of recommendations on how the UK and Russia could display leadership, create opportunities, and positively shape the 2020 Review Conference and advance the NPT agenda beyond RevCon. The recommendations in this report are the result of the European Leadership...

13.03.2020

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

... enriched uranium or plutonium. What can we do to prevent the risk of nuclear terrorism? Which measures are the most effective? Some measures have already been adopted in the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or as a result of the Nuclear Security Summits launched by President Obama between 2010 and 2016. In countries possessing nuclear weapons, there should be strengthened standards to reduce the nuclear risk, including by preventing any unauthorized or terrorist access to nuclear ...

26.02.2020

Issues of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Discussed at the Meeting with South Korean Diplomats

On January 14, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, had a meeting with Lee Sok-bae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia, and Lee Sollim, Second Secretary of the Embassy. On January 14, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, had a meeting with Lee Sok-bae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia, and Lee Sollim, Second Secretary of the Embassy. The following issues were discussed during the meeting...

15.01.2020

The Second or Third Nuclear Age, Hermann Kahn´s escalation ladder and chess

US strategists speak of an new Second or even Third Nuclear Age which is different from the First Nuclear Age of the bipolar Cold War. As a pioneer of this new thinking the Centre for Strategic Budget Assessment (CSBA) wrote a new study called „Rethinking Armageddon“: · Rethinking Armageddon, March 1, 2016, by Andrew F. Krepinevich and Jacob Cohn The First Nuclear Age was characterized by the Cold War era bipolar international system and a corresponding bipolar nuclear competition between the United...

09.12.2019

RIAC and ELN Discuss Forms of Russia-UK Dialogue on Nuclear Safety Issues

On November 11–12, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council together with European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) held a seminar focusing on Russian-British Dialogue on Nuclear Safety: Positions of Moscow and London on the Future of NPT. On November 11–12, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council together with European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) held a seminar...

14.11.2019

Group Statement on Nuclear Arms Control

We call on leaders at UNGA to take urgent steps to reduce the risks of nuclear confrontation Ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, over 100 members of the European Leadership Network ’s network of political, diplomatic and military figures call on leaders at UNGA to address rising nuclear risk, and renew commitments to international nuclear diplomacy and arms control. The full statement and list of signatories is reproduced in English below, and is also available in...

12.09.2019

The Nuclear Dimension of Cyber Threats

Review of the NTI report “Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age” The subject of the interrelation of threats in the fields of information and communication technologies and nuclear weapons is gradually becoming one of the dominant topics in current international security issues. In early summer 2019, a group of researchers working under the auspices of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) presented the Russian version of the “ Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age ” report prepared by the Cyber-Nuclear...

18.07.2019

Ivan Timofeev at CTBTO Conference

On June 24–28, 2019, Vienna, Austria, hosted the Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. A panel discussion “Getting The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Architecture back on Track?” was held within the conference framework. On June 24–28, 2019, Vienna, Austria, hosted the Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. A panel discussion “Getting The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Architecture back on Track?” was held within the conference...

30.06.2019

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
 

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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