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European Leadership Network Discusses the Impact of New Technologies on Strategic Stability

On June 29, 2020, European Leadership Network (ELN) held an online international expert workshop on nuclear weapons and new technologies. The workshop was attended by leading independent think tanks performing research on international ... ... technology development that could have a destabilizing effect on strategic stability. They also discussed possible new formats for arms control, that could have a deterrent effect on the arms race in space, high-precision weapons, AI weapons, etc. Russian side ...


Emerging Military Technologies: Talking Points

... of multi-tech, multi-actor, complex, fast-paced, poorly understood, cross-domain effects is a phenomenon and a problem in its own right, independent of the dangers in any given technology domain. The goal(s) should be: Strategic stability Minimising harms These goals cannot be achieved without: Prioritisation New paradigms for arms control Prioritisation. We suggest the following criteria for action: Prioritise the pursuit of existential common interests between states Prioritise tackling those technologies ...


Close Encounters of the Third Millennium

... strategic weapons, no longer appear to be a feasible scenario. Judging by the reports presented by the conference participants, the arms race in this area has already begun, and the temptation to gain an edge in new weapons is too great for the countries to ... ... use of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. It is also highly desirable for the prohibition on the automated use of nuclear weapons to be set forth on an inter-country level, at least in the form of a declaration. Otherwise, minutes “gained” ...


Nuclear Agreements and Capabilities in 2017

... scenario. Today, Iskander missiles periodically deployed in Kaliningrad are permanently deployed in Luga in the Leningrad region, and they are moved to Kaliningrad for military exercises or in case of an escalation. The situation with New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is more complicated. New START expires in a few years. Right now, we cannot say whether it will be followed by START IV and a further reduction in nuclear weapons, since it is disadvantageous for Russia in the current circumstances. Since the United States has a significantly larger number of precision-guided non-nuclear long-range weapons, further reductions could result in Russia’s nuclear ...


War of the Future – How Do We See It?

... great powers. The end of World War II ushered in the nuclear era. Ever since that time scholars have been ceaselessly debating two problems [1] . First: Is a direct military showdown between the nuclear powers possible? And if so, will they dare use nuclear weapons? Second: Can nuclear war be interpreted according to the Clausewitz formula whereby “war is the continuation of politics by other means”? There is also a third view point that I find appealing: the emergence of nuclear weapons ...


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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