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The Nuclear Triad: Alternatives from the Days Gone By

... could have forced the government into decommissioning all nuclear weapons in the country once the Cold War ended. [25] — Had the Cuban Missile Crisis never happened and had the American administration retained its interest in proliferating U.S.-made nuclear weapons among its allies, then Russia’ы Foreign Ministry would now be ranting about NATO Joint Nuclear Missions being a group of allied ships with nuclear missiles onboard making occasional patrol missions rather than a hundred tactical aviation bombs that essentially make no sense ...


The revolutionary START Turns 30: Assessments and Prospects

... of extremely complex documents that make up this treaty. START I was developed as a bilateral Soviet–American treaty but it became a multilateral instrument following the collapse of the USSR: Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine acceded to the current Russian–American treaty and committed to eliminating nuclear weapons on their territories to accede to the NPT as non-nuclear states. To a certain degree, the Treaty’s key achievement lies not solely in asserting arms control but in ensuring that all subsequent treaties resulted in progressively greater ...


The Ten Aporias of Our Time. The Theory and Practice of Nuclear Deterrence

... was clearly manifested in the policy of the United States. This was vividly manifested in Trump’s 2018 nuclear doctrine: “Recent Russian statements on the development of nuclear doctrine appear to lower the threshold for Moscow’s first-use of nuclear weapons. Russia demonstrates its perception of the advantage these systems provide through numerous exercises and statements. Correcting this mistaken Russian perception is a strategic imperative” [ 36 ]. This is not a mere declaration, since this concept rests ...


Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

... be focused on addressing concerns generated by day-to-day military events and activities, not political or strategic issues. Step 3: 1,400 in 2021. With New START extended for five years, Washington and Moscow should commit to further reduce U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons while working urgently to establish the mandate for and scope of a successor agreement to New START. As a first step, given that both nations have declared their deployed strategic warheads to be well under the New START limit of 1,550 ...


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

... preconditions for the extension of New START will be raised, namely, the involvement of China, limitation of new types of nuclear weapons that have appeared in the arsenal of the Russian Federation and, most importantly, limitation of non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNW). In turn, Russia also has its own concerns, namely the US global missile defence system and American plans to militarise space. In early February, the parties exchanged diplomatic notes on the completion of domestic procedures and the New START Treaty entered into ...


Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... tactical aviation. This is simply unrealistic. Therefore, it is nuclear warheads we will have to talk about. However, we have no experience in this yet; such negotiations have never been held. There were unilateral parallel initiatives to reduce tactical nuclear weapons, which were adopted first by the USSR and the United States, and then by Russia and the United States in the 1990s, but this was not a treaty. These were unilateral measures, a gesture of goodwill. To have any success in this at the negotiating table, we would need to resolve a huge set of problems. I see no prospects for ...


There Is No Chance for a New Treaty

... 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 Luxembourg Forum answers these and other most pressing issues of the nuclear security and arms control today. Source: ...


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

... global situation develops. At some stage, North Korea may even acquire “Israeli status” – meaning declaring the absence of nuclear weapons without actually having to give up the residual potential of its defence capabilities. This can be one of the ... ... national interests and strategies, which are becoming increasingly antagonistic (in connection with the U.S.–China and U.S.–Russia confrontations in particular). The “Six-Party” format offers a convenient platform for assessing regional processes ...


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