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A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Arms Treaty

... countries survived the nuclear dangers of the Cold War through a combination of skilled diplomacy, political leadership and good fortune. The fall of the Berlin Wall did not eliminate those dangers, but the years that followed saw continued progress on arms control, a sharp drop in nuclear peril and a reduced reliance on military means for addressing potential conflicts. Today, in contrast, geopolitical tensions are rising and the major powers are placing a renewed emphasis on the role of nuclear weapons ...


Wolfgang Richter: Establishing Whether the Other Side Has Hostile Intent Is Critical for De-escalation

Interview with one of the co-authors of the OSCE Report “Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe” On October 24, 2019, the Russian International Affairs Council held a breakfast lecture on the topic “ Arms Control: Will Russia and NATO Reach a Deal? ” timed to the release of the OSCE Report “ Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe ”. In an interview following his speech, Colonel (GS) Wolfgang Richter, one of the co-authors, discussed ...


A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

Only the continuation of nuclear arms control can create the political and military conditions for eventual limitations of innovative weapons systems and technologies, as well as for a carefully thought through and phased shift to a multilateral format of nuclear disarmament. Only ...


Time for a New Approach to Conventional Arms Control?

... treaty The return to an outright deterrence relationship between NATO and Russia involves the danger of an arms race and a number of military risks, particularly in the NATO-Russia contact zones. These risks can be contained by means of sub-regional arms control. Approaches of this kind should comprise sub-regional force limitations, limitations of military exercises, transparency and inspection rules for rapid deployment and long-range strike capabilities outside the zone of limitations, as well ...


Outlines for future conventional arms control in Europe: A sub-regional regime in the Baltics

... side, states in the Baltic region have similar concerns about the possibility of Russia’s rapid movement of forces into the region. With this in mind, it is likely that Russia and the NATO countries concerned might be interested in a conventional arms control regime that could help prevent a destabilising build-up of strength along the contact line between Russia and NATO. The authors propose an arrangement to help prevent such destabilising build-ups of forces and to enhance security in the maritime ...


Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

... limiting and reducing nuclear arms, the priority task for all should be to prevent a nuclear war For several years, serious experts in Russia and the West have repeatedly warned the public about the threat of the collapse of the international nuclear arms control system. They spoke about the system, to be precise, because in the past half a century arms control developed as a sum-total of supplementary elements rather than an eclectic set of separate unrelated bilateral or multilateral agreements....


The INF Treaty: Mirror or Abyss?

Europe is one of the safest and the most prosperous parts of the world. Will it change to worse because of nuclear arms control degradation? Europe as a nuclear battlefield The number of nuclear weapon states, their respective arsenals, and transatlantic nuclear arrangements make Europe one of the most “nuclearized” continents. Luckily, even when the total warhead ...


INF, New START and the Crisis in U.S.-Russian Arms Control

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov is participating in 2019 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting Ambassador Anatoly Antonov is participating in 2019 Arms Control Association Annual Meeting Dear ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to participate in the annual “Arms Control Association” Conference....


Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era?

... on their insight by adding the changes in strategic thinking forced by the introduction of nuclear weapons, one can better understand where we find ourselves today. One of the policy tools greatly strengthened in the current internationalist era is arms control — international agreements in which the parties agree to mutual limitations on their freedom of action — curbing arms races and enhancing crisis stability. In the last chapter of their book, the authors issue an ominous warning: “…the ...


UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To, Not Past Each Other

RIAC and RUSI Report, #45 / 2019 A report based on findings from the third round of the UK–Russia Track 1.5 (non-governmental) bilateral security dialogue, which The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held in collaboration with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The first year of the project identified several security and geopolitical topics to establish the most productive areas of cooperation between the UK and Russia. The second year built on three of the most fruitful areas...


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