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BRICS Strategic Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth

Article by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the media of the BRICS countries "BRICS Strategic Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth", November 12, 2019 On November 13–14, 2019, Brasilia will host the 11th BRICS Summit. In the run-up to this key event of the year for our group I would like to share Russia's vision of the BRICS strategic partnership. The current Brazilian BRICS Chairmanship managed to achieve serious progress in all main pillars of cooperation...


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

... promoted in Russia by INF critics and opponents of extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and of a follow-on agreement at both expert and government levels. Now they have been used as the official pretext for the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty (in addition to accusing Russia of violating it). Washington also uses these arguments to oppose the extension of the New START and bilateral negotiations with Russia on the next strategic treaty. Is There Emerging Nuclear Multipolarity? Traditionally,...


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

... is to shorten the pause as much as possible and make the resumption of the talks as simple as possible Amidst accusations of non-compliance towards Russia, on 20 October 2018 US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the US from the INF Treaty. The formal suspension of the treaty on 1 February 2019 prompted Russia to terminate participation in response. On 2 August 2019, the United States formally withdrew from the treaty. The INF Treaty, signed in 1987 by the United States and the ...


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

.... Mutual expulsions of diplomats, the closure 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 ...


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

Nuclear weapons should be separated from other types of weapons, and the question of their reduction and eventual elimination should be addressed independently of any other factors Following the withdrawal of the United States, and then Russia, from the INF Treaty, the fate of the 2010 New START Treaty, which expires on February 5, 2021, has been placed high on the international agenda. However, Article 14 of the document reads that the treaty may be extended “for a period of no more than five years” ...


Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

... aimed at bringing the adversary to the understanding that a return strike would be inevitable. This is the so-called MAD: Mutually assured destruction… Yes. So, these treaties were supplemented by further ones like SALT 1, 2 and 3, and, in 1987, the INF Treaty . We were also proposing further agreements, both bilaterally with the US and in our dialogue with NATO. Unfortunately, after the abrogation of the INF treaty, this backsliding continued. And the fact that the current US administration chose ...


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 ...


Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

... United States withdrew from the Soviet-US ABM Treaty in 2002. However, the system withstood the first blow largely owing to the then general positive dynamics of Russia-US political cooperation. Meanwhile, judging by everything, the collapse of the INF Treaty 17 years later may prove fatal to the system because it coincided with a highly acute political crisis in relations between Moscow and Washington. Greg Thielmann: Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era? The next link in the chain ...


The INF Treaty: Mirror or Abyss?

... Luckily, even when the total warhead numbers were even higher, nuclear use had been avoided – although the threat remains real. Relations between Russia and NATO currently seem somewhat stabilized, although on a degraded level, but the crisis around the INF Treaty may easily become fuel for future conflicts. Armed Forces of all nations in Europe have enough lethal tools to burn the continent to ashes, even without those currently covered by the INF Treaty. However, if the Treaty dies, the threat level ...


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

... global problem. Fourth. The issue of including every nuclear state in the process of limiting and reducing nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly pressing. Fifth. Let’s take a look at what has been done by the Russian Federation to preserve the INF Treaty. Since 2007 we have been making suggestions to make the Treaty multilateral (that’s exactly what the U.S. Administration is proposing now). We’ve been discussing our concerns over Washington’s compliance with the Treaty within the INF ...


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