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U.S.-Russia Arms Control: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

The fate of the START Treaty and nuclear arms control, in general, has become clearer Now when the U.S. presidential elections are over the fate of the START Treaty and nuclear arms control, in general, has become clearer. The New START treaty is set to expire on February ...


Prospects and significance of nuclear arms control

... obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end. After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end. The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries agree (they should express their intention to extend the treaty not later than September 2, 2020). Given ...


Disarmament: Utopian Concept or Imperative of the Post-Wilson Era?

... administration in power in Washington, the INF Treaty may well be denounced in the foreseeable future. Another manifestation of the crisis in nuclear arms control is that it has been six years since Russia and the United States last held talks on the next START Treaty. This is the longest pause in the 47-year history of these negotiations. The current START expires in 2021, after which a vacuum will form in the field of strategic arms control. Time is running out for the signing of a new treaty, given ...


An Unnoticed Crisis: The End of History for Nuclear Arms Control?

Beginning with the signing of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963, an international arms control regime has limited existing nuclear arsenals and prevented further proliferation of nuclear weapons. But that entire system could soon unravel. Nearly all negotiations on nuclear arms reduction and nonproliferation have come to a stop, while existing treaty structures are eroding due to political and military-technological developments and may collapse in the near future. These strategic and technical...


Silver Bullet

Interview with James M. Acton Interview James M. Acton , a senior associate at the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the author of the book “Silver Bullet? Asking the Right Questions about Conventional Prompt Global Strike”, gives highlights on his research and comments on developing of the Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) Mr. Acton, you are writing about the Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) in your book. What goals is the U.S...


Russia and the USA at the Crossroads: Obama's Initiatives and Moscow's Reaction

.... Such negotiations can go in parallel on different tracks and at different speed. 1. Primarily, the irreversible nuclear arms reductions should be agreed upon in order to eliminate the U.S. advantage in its breakout potential. As is known, the new START Treaty has established for the sides the ceilings of 1550 "deployed" nuclear warheads and 700 "deployed" ICBMs and SLBMs launchers, as well as heavy bombers. Meanwhile, the total number of "deployed" and "non-deployed" ...


START-III and the US ABM system: prospects of Russia’s strategic stability and national security

How will the strategic balance of power change after START-III and US ABM system deployment? The reduction of nuclear arsenals of the two leading global powers is in the interests of maintaining strategic stability and international security. However, the disarmament process under START-III cannot bring about changes in the balance of forces in the area of strategic weapons in favor of one side, simultaneously creating a threat to national security of the other. The reduction of strategic offensive...


START I: twenty years upon signing

... dangerous precedent. They also disagree with the spirit of the worldwide interests as they make the achieved agreement fragile, dependent on the current balance of forces which cannot remain invariable for a long time. 1. Nazarkin Yu. Ten Years of the START Treaty // International Life. 2004. December. P. 122-123. 2. Lavrov S. New START Treaty in the Global Security Matrix the Political Dimension // International Life. 2010. July. P. 6.


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