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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 ...


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 ...


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...


Emerging Military Technologies: Talking Points

European Think Tanks reflect on the challenges of emerging military technologies The following points are the fruit of a particularly rich and constructive roundtable meeting in Istanbul on 8-9 April of the Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. The points are intended as material for policy discussion by Task Force participants with their authorities not definitive research. But we believe that they offer a useful perspective on the challenges presented by emerging military technologies...


Artificial Intelligence and Nuclear Weapons

Artificial intelligence in military affairs Earlier this year, the author had an opportunity to participate in a workshop held under the auspices of SIPRI and the Pathfinder Foundation concerning the introduction of machine learning and autonomy in the nuclear forces-related systems. Interaction of new technologies (which include artificial intelligence in the broadest sense of the word) with means for preventing global conflict (as well as ensuring Armageddon if necessary) is one of the most...


RIAC at Annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

... at the conference were Stephen Biegun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea; Adam Smith, US Congressman, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee; and Andrea Thompson, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The conference included several discussions on current issues of nuclear security, arms control, and Russia-the U.S. relations. The discussions were held with the participation of diplomats, defense officials, and leading experts. Russia was represented at the forum by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Minister of Foreign ...


Intermediate-Range Challenges

The INF Treaty is in Deep Crisis The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) [ 1 ] is currently in severe crisis due to the announced decision of the United States to withdraw from the agreement, as well as to its research and development efforts. At the same time, if the decision makers demonstrate goodwill, the INF Treaty and other arms control agreements could still be rescued, reformatted or replaced with minimal losses and risks. The question is who needs these agreements, and...


Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

It is still possible that both sides may uncover some new options for arms control, with the aim of upgrading and updating the principles of New START and the INF Treaty The articles below were informed by a roundtable discussion in London in October 2018 between the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and RUSI to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. While the discussion revealed some differences in perspective, it was agreed that expert dialogue can play an important...


Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear War

In Paris, 100 years after the guns across Europe fell silent, leaders can begin taking important steps to ensure a new and devastating war will not happen today This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, one of the world’s most horrific conflicts. One of the best accounts of how this tragedy began, by the historian Christopher Clark, details how a group of well-meaning European leaders—“The Sleepwalkers”—led their nations into a war with 40 million military and...


A European Response to US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

... Portugal Ricardo Baptista Leite MP, MD, Member of Parliament Russia Ambassador Anatoly Adamishin, Former Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the UK Dr Alexey Arbatov, Former Deputy Chairman of the Duma Defence Committee; Head of the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations General Vladimir Dvorkin, Lead scientist at the Center of the International Safety of the Institute of Economic and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences Ambassador ...


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  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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