Search: Strategic stability,International security (11 materials)


A Military Response to Russians’ Infernal Question

With the INF Treaty collapsed and Russian proposals to prevent another missile confrontation in Europe possibly rejected, the logical thing to do would be to deploy the revised “Pioneer” missile in response to the new “Pershings” and “Gryphons” Who is to blame? A seemingly clear-cut answer to this accursed question relevant for the country’s current security concern has recently emerged: the United States and NATO with its U.S.-led enlargement into the post-Soviet space, with them having completely...


Quo Vadis

... complicated domestic processes both in Russia and in the United States. Without agreements between Moscow and Washington, ensuring international security and stability is impossible. Second, the summit gave rise to hopes that an opportunity may emerge for uniting ... ... would be a logical and natural extension of the conversation in Geneva. Third, even though the U.S.–Russia interaction in strategic stability is crucially important, with time, other countries will need to be involved in the process. Russia and the ...


Geneva Meeting: A World in Waiting

... political dialogue restored, this will open up practical interaction opportunities between the two countries on a number of international security issues that are high on the agenda. Besides, the upcoming Geneva meeting could send a signal to the U.S.... ... century. Ivan Timofeev: Layered Cake. What to Expect from the Putin-Biden Summit? There are other equally important dimensions to strategic stability that need to be addressed in Geneva. Strategic stability implies close cooperation or—at least—coordination ...


Keeping Peace in the Nuclear Age

... President Donald Trump from immediately announcing the same. Like any treaty, New START cannot resolve every problem related to strategic stability. That was not its purpose. Other negotiations will be required in order to adapt the arms control regime for ... ... as NATO’s Deputy Secretary-General from 2016 to 2019 and before that as U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.


The Post-INF Treaty world: Cutting Сosts and Reducing Risks

... should be to prevent a nuclear war. This means that even given the absence of an adequate international legal foundation for strategic stability, this stability can and should be improved with the help of the instruments at our common disposal. For example,... ... Action (JCPOA) in July 2015. The agreement is quite rightly considered one of the most significant achievements in the field of international security this century; the JCPOA held its ground even when Donald Trump refused to comply with its provisions. Fifteen ...


The Global Hypersonic Race

... (some 1000km for scramjet-powered missiles). However, the veil of secrecy surrounding this type of weaponry provokes rumors and excessive fears, and this destabilizing factor could prompt the enemy to resort to a pre-emptive strike. Challenges for International Security and Stability The Pentagon’s spending on hypersonic projects has increased from $201 million in 2018 to $278 million in 2019, and the overall cost of the program is estimated at $2 billion. The U.S. expert community has carefully ...


End of Nuclear Arms Control: Do Not Beware the Ides of March

Russia Should Prepare for the Very Realistic Scenario in which the New START will not be Renewed by 2021 and will thus Cease to Exist The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), one of the pillars of strategic stability in the world, fell apart before our very eyes. And now the foundations of the core instrument of global arms control – the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) – are starting to crumble too, as it is looking dangerously ...


Leaders Have to Listen to Different Voices

... proliferation of nuclear weapons is overplayed, but less expensive technologies can proliferate, and that can cause challenges to the more established countries. That is probably way of the future. What are the prospects of resuming the U.S.-Russia dialogue on strategic stability? There is a lot of suspicion on both sides, a lot of distrust. I think we’ve missed the opportunity to take positive steps forward, it is ridiculous. However, anything can happen. Would you expect Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet? A ...


RIAC at SIPRI and CICIR Conference on Mapping the Impact of Machine Learning and Autonomy on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk

On September 6-7, Beijing hosted a joint conference organized by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) on Mapping the Impact of Machine Learning and Autonomy on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk. On September 6-7, Beijing hosted a joint conference organized by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI ) and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations ( CICIR ) on Mapping the ...


How to Reduce Nuclear Risks in Helsinki

Reaffirming that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, the United States and Russia could agree to specific steps at Helsinki to reduce nuclear risks Presidents Trump and Putin will finally meet next week in Helsinki for a bilateral summit. Throughout the Cold War, summits between US and Soviet leaders were overwhelmingly welcomed in both countries and the world as an opportunity to reduce tensions. After the Cold War, these meetings became routine. Today, the scheduling of the...


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