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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...


RIAC at Annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

... keynote speakers at the conference were Stephen Biegun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea; Adam Smith, US Congressman, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee; and Andrea Thompson, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The conference included several discussions on current issues of nuclear security, arms control, and Russia-the U.S. relations. The discussions were held with the participation of diplomats, defense officials, ...


Open Letter from the YGLN to President Trump and President Putin

... with another Cold War 37 diplomats, researchers, civil servants, academics, journalists, lawyers, and economists from the Younger Generation Leaders Network pen an open letter to President Trump and President Putin in support of the INF Treaty and arms control; noting their political legacies and our futures are at stake. The full letter is reproduced below. Open Letter from American, Russian, and European Young Leaders on the Critical Importance of Arms Control Dear President Trump and President ...


RIAC at Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in Minsk

... , Alexey Gromyko , Alexander Grushko , Sergey Karaganov , Sergey Kislyak , Andrey Kortunov , and Sergey Utkin , RIAC Expert. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a report at the plenary session of the meeting focusing on the issues of arms control and improving measures of trust.


RIAC Takes Part in the Debating Security Plus Global Online Debate

... discussion aimed at developing concrete recommendations on some of the most pressing security challenges, from nuclear de-escalation and combating terrorism to cybersecurity and managing global migration patterns. This year, RIAC moderated the session on arms control. Speakers of the session included: — Professor Ramesh Thakur, Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) in the Australian National University, Professor of International Relations at ANU College of Asia ...


Debating Security Plus 2018

... participants from the military, national governments, international organisations, along with voices from NGOs and civil society, business, the media, think-tanks and academia. RIAC is taking part in the brainstorm to moderate theme 4 on “Fraying arms control regimes”. You can find more information about the programme here . Everyone is welcome to participate in the debates. All you need to do is Register on the platform. Accessing the platform is easy: simply sign up and agree to the terms ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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