Search: Arms control,New START,Strategic stability (4 materials)

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

Russia Should Prepare for the Very Realistic Scenario in which the New START will not be 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

The Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications

... (INF Treaty). Russia, in turn, also suspended its participation in the INF. According to Andrei Kortunov, Director General of the Russian Council on International Affairs, the United States’ decision can create a “domino effect” in the nuclear arms control: by quitting the INF Treaty, Washington puts in question the prolongation of the New START agreement, and without the New START, there will be a broader issue of maintaining the nuclear weapons non-proliferation regime. Three levels of argumentation Igor Ivanov: Nuclear Catastrophe: Myth or Reality? There are three circumstances ...

05.02.2019

The Collapse of the INF Treaty as a Motivation?

... missile systems, thus poring fuel to the simmering conflicts. Dmitry Stefanovich, Malcolm Chalmers: Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control? It is much more likely that all the actors involved will exercise some degree of self-restraint. The interested ... ....–Russia system of treaties remain in place. This, however, would require both parties to act fairly boldly. The Future of New START and Arms Control It should be stressed here that, unless the United States resorts to overly provocative activities ...

01.02.2019

Nuclear Catastrophe: Myth or Reality?

... Yes, the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty was signed in Moscow in 2002, and the New START was signed in 2010. And both these documents are, without a doubt, very important... ... taken by certain leaders, rather than a systemic approach of the two sides to ensuring strategic stability in the world. The ABM Treaty long served as a stabilizing factor... ... well. Mistrust and suspicion began to grow. Security contacts, including contacts on arms control, that had taken years to build up started to deteriorate. There is no way...

01.02.2019

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  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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