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Is Missile Defence Agreement on the Cards?

... potential of nuclear deterrence [ 1 ], which meant that additional steps needed to be taken to bypass an adversary’s missile defence systems. All this made sure that missile defence has inevitably made a comeback as one of the most pressing issues in arms control. Igor Ivanov: Quo Vadis ? However, Russia’s official rhetoric accompanying the demolition of the ABM Treaty was surprisingly restrained. In his December 2001 statement on the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty, the Republican President George ...


American Weaponry in the Hands of the Taliban

... (left) and Haroon Sabawoon – Anadolu Agency (right) According to The Military Balance , a military journal published annually, Afghan government forces had 640 MSFV armored security vehicles, 200 MaxxPro armored fighting vehicles and several thousand Hummers at their disposal . The Afghan Air Force had 22 EMB-314 Super Tucano (А-29) light attack aircraft (see image 2 ), four C-130H Hercules transport aircraft, 24 Cessna 208B and 18 turboprop PC-12s . The Army Air Corps boasted 41 MD-530F ...


The revolutionary START Turns 30: Assessments and Prospects

Comments by Andrey Baklitskiy, Victor Esin, Olga Oliker, Alexander Saveliev and Dmitry Stefanovich To mark the anniversary of START I signed in Moscow on July 31, 1991, the Russian International Affairs Council asked strategic arms control experts several questions about the importance of START I and the prospects for new treaties to be signed. Why was START I a breakthrough? What explains the success in negotiating and signing the treaty? Could any elements from START I be ...


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

... into a material reality of fortifying the foundations of mutual security is by going beyond this framework into the logic of arms control. The Genesis of Nuclear Deterrence Igor Ivanov: The World after START The nuclear deterrence doctrine emerged as ... ... adversary, and the revolution in nuclear physics that had created a weapon of boundless destructive power. The first element is thousands of years old; the second did not generate the nuclear deterrence doctrine immediately. President Harry Truman recalled ...


Layered Cake. What to Expect from the Putin-Biden Summit?

... domestic political restrictions. He is not waging a war with the establishment, he is not linked with an election scandal and accusations of “collusion with Russia”. Possible agreements between the two presidents, albeit modest, have chances for further ... ... is going to give up containment. In addition, there are topics that are simply necessary to discuss. Principal among them is arms control. The New START extension can be considered as a step forward, but it only provides a five-year delay for the development ...


The World after START

We are witnessing the dawn of a new era in our nuclear world The resumption of U.S.–Russia consultations on arms control and strategic stability in Vienna in late June is certainly good news. If the discussions go well, then there may be hope that the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction ...


The Hidden Logic of the United States that Led to its Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

... Implications of Its Decision? The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) was a cornerstone of the system of bilateral arms control agreements and a key factor in maintaining the fragile balance in the nuclear forces of the two countries. The withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty will lead to the collapse of the Russo-American system of arms control, provoke ...


Hypersonic Weapons and Arms Control

... the hypersonic weapons. Some of the work worth mentioning had been carried out by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research: a study “Hypersonic Weapons: A Challenge and Opportunity for Strategic Arms Control” [ 1 ] and a report on a UNIDIR-UNODA Turn-based Exercise “The Implications of Hypersonic Weapons for International Stability and Arms Control” [ 2 ]. One more important report was produced by the RAND Corporation, with a focus on proliferation ...


Richard Weitz: Even If New START Is Extended, Strategic Arms Control Will Die Unless China Is Involved in New Treaties

Interview with Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute In an interview for the RIAC, Richard Weitz spoke about the fate of the New START Treaty, China’s stance towards international agreements regulating arms control and the extent of Russia-China military cooperation. What measures do you think Russia and the U.S. should take upon the expiration of the New START Treaty? Lecture by Richard Weitz “No Love Triangle Russia-USA-China: What Can We Expect from Our Partners?” One of the crucial treaties between the U.S. and Russia is the New START Treaty which is set to expire soon. There are three possible options of what could happen with the agreement. The U.S. is still ...


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

... require appropriate budget decisions, and much more besides. 2.2. A security spoiler The political consequences of the United States’ withdrawal from the treaty are already obvious and will continue to manifest themselves. In the field of nuclear arms control, the US decision could create a ‘domino effect’: if it abandons the INF Treaty, it puts the New START treaty’s extension into question. Mutual accusations about the failure to abide by this treaty — at least in terms of its spirit, if not the letter — are becoming increasingly loud both in Russia and the US, as are statements that the national security of either side will be guaranteed even ...


Poll conducted

  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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