Search: INF Treaty (53 materials)

 

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 ...

16.06.2019

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 ...

31.05.2019

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 ...

16.04.2019

Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era?

... nuclear-powered torpedo, the ground-launched cruise missiles both sides threaten to build, which can carry either conventional or nuclear warheads, and the hypersonic weapons of various types, which are being developed by Russia, the U.S., and China. End of the INF Treaty One of the most important arms control developments in recent decades has been the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (or INF) Treaty, signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. This treaty banned ...

15.04.2019

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...

05.04.2019

Meeting with Hanns Seidel Foundation Experts

... delegation of German security experts visiting Moscow at the invitation of Hanns Seidel Foundation (Hanns Seidel Stiftung). The participants of the meeting discussed the issues of security and cooperation in Europe in the light of possible termination of the INF Treaty. The meeting was moderated byJan Dresel, Director of Seidel Foundation Moscow Office.

31.03.2019

Meeting with Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia Ian Hill

On March 27, 2019, Ian Hill, Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On March 27, 2019, Ian Hill, Ambassador of New Zealand to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The discussion focused on the evolving military-political situation in the Asia-Pacific region in the context of increasing tensions in the U.S.-China relations, promoting the Indo-Pacific region concept by the U.S., and the difficulties in the work of many regional multilateral...

28.03.2019

New Arms Control Treaties May Be Impossible to Negotiate Now

... States and Russia, and moreover, Washington may also find it difficult to negotiating an arms control treaty with other countries like China after deciding unilaterally to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Ivanov said. The INF Treaty could have been saved because it had mechanisms to address issues disputed among the involved parties of the accord, Ivanov added. Source: Sputnik International Session "U.S.-Russian Strategic Relations: The Big Picture", Carnegie ...

13.03.2019

Meeting with Magne Bart, Head of International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation in the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Moldova

... and Moldova, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: the current situation and risks of escalation in Syria, European security issues in the context of the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty, the future of European security and the prospects for cooperation between RIAC and ICRC in 2019.

11.03.2019

Andrey Kortunov Delivers a Speech at DOC Research on Peace after the INF Treaty

On February 26, 2019, at Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, gave a public lecture focusing on the topic “Peace after the INF Treaty”. On February 26, 2019, at Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, gave a public lecture focusing on the topic “Peace after the INF Treaty”. The lecture participants included experts ...

04.03.2019
 

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  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%)
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     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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