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Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... warheads, partially dismantled warheads and explosive devices that are in line for dismantling and disposal? There are many thousands of them. Limitation and verification of non-strategic nuclear weapons implies control over the manufacturing plants and ... ... to live in ours. Just as one house was built in Votkinsk, to control the ban on production of medium-range missiles under the INF Treaty, here many more would have to be built. The inspectors would have to be accompanied everywhere while moving around ...


A Year Without the INF Treaty: You Need an Umbrella During Rainy Season

... START That’s about how the approaches of Russian analysts were divided a year ago, when light clouds in the area of arms control turned into an actual storm, that is, when the theoretical prospect of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty became a political reality. Those who advocated saving the treaty at any cost and by any means found themselves at one extreme. The proponents of the INF Treaty said terminating it would result in a multitude of grave ramifications, like triggering ...


U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

... countries in Europe and North America, fully follows the logic of abolishing U.S. international security commitments. The next shoe to fall will likely be the New START Treaty, which the Trump administration seems happy to let expire next February. Accusations of Russian infringements of the treaties and agreements, as well as the condemnation of Iranian activities outside the scope of the JCPOA, serve as a necessary and useful pretext for wrecking the established regimes. The prospect of crafting ...


Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe?

.... A strengthened cooperation in the air component, though, can significantly expand capabilities of France’s strategic aviation, of course, on jet fighters, but it is what it is. Andrey Kortunov: Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty It may be tempting to disperse to multiple airfields across Europe during a heightened threat, but this would require the ground personnel of allied countries to undergo necessary trainings, including in the use of ASMP-A missiles, which is ...


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

... Washington Hope to Achieve? And What Are the Possible 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 ...


The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

... for the further deterioration of these relations. The general deterioration of European security due to the expiration of the INF Treaty, the degradation of confidence-building measures, and the start of an arms race, including hi-tech weapons (understanding ... ... organizations); we cannot rule out the possibility that investigations may be launched in some EU states in connection with accusations of Russia interfering in their elections and supporting separatists and political extremists. The harsh confrontation ...


How to Address the Russian Post-INF Initiatives

... deployment of the Aegis Ashore Mk-41 in offensive mode. Regardless, there is no longer any treaty to violate, and both parties are now free to make whatever deployments they desire. The moratorium is an initiative for the future, although the mutual accusations of INF Treaty non-compliance will have to be addressed eventually. Last year I argued that this ‘no first deployment’ proposal could and must be part of a broader security architecture. It is yet to be defined and there needs to be agreement over how ...


What to Expect in 2020 for Russia–US Relations

... And even if the Kremlin wanted to play that role, who would it support? President Trump? The same guy who has levied more sanctions against Russia (often unwarranted). The same guy who has lobbied against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, pulled out of the INF Treaty, permitted airstrikes that killed Russian nationals in Syria, provided lethal military aid to Ukraine, and sought regime change in countries like Venezuela — places where Russian energy companies have billion-dollar contracts? Or what about ...


Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... idea. The Kremlin voiced a similar interpretation of his statement. Capitals of Central Europe responded with a barrage of accusations against the Élysée Palace, suggesting its current occupant was undermining the unity of the West and was, once again,... ... unjustified concessions to Moscow. Many in the United States were surprised that France was trying to influence the fate of the INF Treaty, which was (or rather had been, before its demise) a bilateral treaty between Moscow and Washington. Macron had some ...


Aleksey Arbatov: Talks on a Future START Should Have Been Launched Yesterday

... this is just what the current Administration does: neither the Treaty on Open Skies that they threaten to dismantle nor the INF Treaty runs counter to the interests of the US. Yet the US is withdrawing from them and does not wish to make any compromises ... ... ideology. Consequently, I will not attempt to make any predictions. I can only reiterate that common sense says that it is in the USA’s interests in every respect to prolong the Treaty, but this is no guarantee in the current situation. As regards weapons ...


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