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Taking a New Look at Nuclear Peace

... majority of political scientists. But those conclusions remained largely inapplicable, although I vigorously opposed the idea, shared by the Soviet leadership in the late 1980s, of dramatic reductions in nuclear arsenals and of universal disarmament, or “global zero” in modern parlance. Then the Cold War seemed to be over and the nuclear factor kind of receded into the background, giving me the pleasure of working on other, more pressing, pleasurable and fruitful topics. In the last nine years, as ...


“The Current State of Russia-U.S. Relations and the Ways for their Normalization” Round Table

On February 2, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a round table on “The Current State of Russia-U.S. Relations and the Ways for their Normalization.” Round table speakers included members of Global Zero (A World Without Nuclear Weapons): Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997–2000), US Ambassador to Russia (1993–1996); Richard Burt, Chief US negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ...


WMD-Free Zone for the Middle East Discussed in Rome

On June 11-12, Rome was the venue of an international conference on establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East sponsored by the Global Zero and Russian International Affairs Council. The Russian delegation included Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, a RIAC member, Russian Ambassador in Italy Sergey Razov, RIAC President Igor Ivanov, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov, ...


The Paradoxes of Global Zero

... that were on the rise at the start of Barack Obama's first term. Back in February 2012, the Department of Defense was reportedly considering further cuts to the U.S. strategic nuclear forces (SNF). In late March 2012, Obama confirmed his commitment to Global Zero as a concept at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. This autumn, Moscow hosted a series of discussions between Russian and American experts on universal nuclear disarmament, all of which indicates that the reelected Obama is likely to advance ...


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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