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The CIA Declassified Reports on The French Nuclear Weapons Program (1959)

For the CIA, the success of the French nuclear program is the development of nuclear energy for the civil sector On 19 November 1959, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) published a scientific intelligence report on “ The French Nuclear Weapons Program ” (CIA/SI 47-59) analyzing the state of progress of the French research in this specific field. The secret report describes France’s capabilities in plutonium production, extraction, isotope separation and the development of ...

23.04.2021

Russia and NATO Nuclear Doctrines Discussed at Russia-NATO International Expert Dialogue Meeting

On April 15, 2021, a regular online international expert dialogue on Russia-NATO relations took place, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states. On April 15, 2021, a regular online international expert dialogue on Russia-NATO relations took place, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states. The organizers of the dialog on the Russian...

19.04.2021

New START and the Prospects for Weapons Limitation in Russian-American Relations

... of the NPT and CTBT would obviously arise. In addition, the destruction of this system would most likely lead to an uncontrolled multilateral arms race, including strategic land-based and submarine-based missiles, medium-range missiles, non-strategic nuclear weapons, as well as space strike systems, cyber and laser weapons, and many other innovative weapons systems. As a consequence, the concept of strategic stability based on transparency and predictability would disappear and the threat of armed ...

05.02.2021

Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... considered. Which of them must be taken into account now, and which can wait for later stages of the process? “Take into account” is a very fuzzy term. Policy takes everything into account. Various capabilities of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons are most likely always taken into account in one way or another. Speaking of expanding the negotiation process, of some third countries being included in the new agreement, this is, of course, a completely different matter. I do not see ...

29.12.2020

There Is No Chance for a New Treaty

Is nuclear war possible today? What needs to be done today to prevent nuclear war in the future? Is nuclear war possible today? What needs to be done today to prevent nuclear war in the future? Will the recent election have an impact on US arms control policy? Director, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Corresponding Member, RAS; Professor, RAS (Russia); Member of the International Advisory Council of the...

02.12.2020

Will the Six-Party Diplomatic Project Help Denuclearize the Korean Peninsula?

... interested in eliminating threats to its national security and obtaining “irrevocable” guarantees of non-interference as an alternative to nuclear deterrence. These agreements effectively spelt out in detail the idea of “peace in exchange for nuclear weapons,” which the United States and North Korea, with the help of other interested states, have been trying to achieve since the 1990s. The Joint Statement also enshrined the principle of “action for action”: Pyongyang pledged to dismantle ...

25.09.2020

International Schiller Institute Conference Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?

On September 5–6, 2020, the International Schiller Institute held an online conference on the topic: “Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?”. On September 5–6, 2020, the International Schiller Institute held an online conference on the topic: “Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?”. The Conference was attended by experts, public figures, and journalists from the U.S., Germany, China, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Pakistan, and Russia. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a report...

07.09.2020

Cybersecurity and NATO’s Nuclear Capability

... is underscored by their previous publications on this topic. In particular, Dr Beyza Unal, a Senior Research Fellow of Chatham House’s International Security Programme, has, over the last few years, co-authored such reports as “Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences ” (2018), “Cybersecurity of NATO’s Space-based Strategic Assets” (2019), “Perspectives on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century” (2020). It appears that an overall assessment ...

28.08.2020

Andrey Kortunov Takes Part in TRT World Television Discussion on the Role of Nuclear Weapons

The event was timed to the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 2020, an international expert discussion on the role of nuclear weapons in the modern world was held with the assistance of the Turkish television company TRT World Television. The event was timed to the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director ...

07.08.2020

Russia-NATO International Expert Dialog Focuses on Problems of Russia-NATO Nuclear Balance

On July 30, 2020, an online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations took place, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states On July 30, 2020, an online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations took place, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states. The organizers of the dialog on the Russian side included...

01.08.2020
 

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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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