Search: Arms control (18 materials)

 

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 ...

25.11.2019

OSCE SG Thomas Greminger: We Need to Invest in Cooperative Approaches to Solve Security Problems

... a better vision anywhere. However, in reality, we couldn’t be farther away from realizing this vision as there is huge distrust between the major security stakeholders in the OSCE area. There is a lack of dialogue, there is the unravelling of the arms control architecture that we have built during the past 2-3 decades. There is, again, an armed conflict in Europe — the crisis in and around Ukraine. Thus, I believe, as long as the Astana Declaration and its vision remain valid, we couldn't be ...

21.11.2019

Assess the Intent, Rather than Opportunities. Experts Discuss Mutual Deterrence Risks in Europe

... a RIAC Urban Breakfast “Arms under Control: will Russia and NATO Agree? Expert Assessment." In the course of the breakfast OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions report «Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe. Arms Control in the NATO-Russia Contact Zones» was presented. Opening the event, Andrey Zagorsky briefly talked about the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, its structure, and its main activities. On October 24, 2019, Dostoevsky ...

31.10.2019

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

... class of deployed nuclear-capable weapons. The treaty banned ground-based missiles with a range of 500 kilometres to 5,500 kilometres. The treaty has paved the way for an end to military confrontation in Europe and has been one of the pillars of nuclear arms control. Could the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty have been saved? No doubt, the answer to this question is positive. American and Russian experts have long discussed allegations of treaty violations in detail, and there was no shortage ...

22.10.2019

Group Statement on Nuclear Arms Control

... Nations General Assembly, over 100 members of the European Leadership Network ’s network of political, diplomatic and military figures call on leaders at UNGA to address rising nuclear risk, and renew commitments to international nuclear diplomacy and arms control. The full statement and list of signatories is reproduced in English below, and is also available in French , German , Italian , and Russian . ************ As world leaders prepare to meet this month at the United Nations in New York,...

12.09.2019

Short Letter vs. Long Telegram: US Ambassador Huntsman Departs Moscow

... of consular offices, and the scandal over Russia’s diplomatic property in the United States marked a major setback for bilateral relations. This decline in relations is embodied in the scrapping of the INF Treaty and the prospect of further loss of arms control mechanisms. And yet, Russia and the United States have avoided drawing the iron curtain. The most important issues continue to be discussed at the expert level. Businesses have suffered from sanctions and economic difficulties in Russia, ...

16.08.2019

Russia — US: On the Brink of a New Nuclear Arms Race

... treaty will not be raised, and that in less than two years from now there will be nothing standing in the way of a new nuclear and conventional arms race. They are thus urging the leaders of the two countries to prevent the complete destruction of the arms control system that was built over decades and extend the 2010 Treaty at least for another five years. They also call for the preservation of the INF Treaty, even though the chances of this happening are minute. It appears that the 2020s will be ...

14.08.2019

The Global Hypersonic Race

Politicians, Militaries Approve Investment in New Defence Programmes Prominent Western politicians have launched a global discussion about the risks associated with Russia developing hypersonic weapons. Arms control experts are attempting to estimate the potential of these new weapons, but attempts at this stage are hindered by the absence of important technical data and the lack of specialized terminology in this field. The discussion of the threats ...

05.07.2019

End of Nuclear Arms Control: Do Not Beware the Ides of March

... Renewed by 2021 and will thus Cease to Exist The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), one of the pillars of strategic stability in the world, fell apart before our very eyes. And now the foundations of the core instrument of global arms control – the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) – are starting to crumble too, as it is looking dangerously unlikely that the bare minimum of extending the agreement will be achieved. It is time we started preparing ourselves for the ...

04.07.2019

New Arms Control Treaties May Be Impossible to Negotiate Now

The possibility of countries like Russia and the United States negotiating a new arms control treaty will be nearly impossible considering the current geopolitical conditions, Russian International Affairs Council President and former Russian FM Igor Ivanov said during a panel discussion on US-Russia strategic relations. The possibility ...

13.03.2019
 

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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