Search: INF Treaty,Arms control (10 materials)

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

... slow death for several years, and neither Russia nor the United States had displayed much political will or persistence in seeking a compromise or taking unilateral steps to rescue the treaty. It is clear that neither side had considered saving the INF Treaty — not to mention the arms control regime as a whole — an important enough issue, such that it would be worth overcoming the situational interests of individual government agencies, the pressure of hard-line political groups, and the general atmosphere of the US-Russian ...


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 sanctions and economic difficulties in Russia, ...


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

... Edited by James J. Wirtz and Jeffery A. Larsen. Palgrave Macmillan. 2005, p. 288. 7 . Deterrence. Its Past and Future // Edited by George P. Shultz, Sidney D. Drell and James E. Goodby. Hoover Institution Press. 2011, p. 432. 8 . Alexander Savelyev. INF Treaty and Strategic Stability. / Security and Arms Control 2017–2018. Overcoming the Imbalance of the International Stability // Moscow: ROSSPEN. 2018, pp. 32–40. 9 . Yuri Baluyevsky. Strategic Stability in an Era of Globalization // Russia in Global Affairs. 2003. No 4. // Russia in Global Affairs....


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 ...


New Arms Control Treaties May Be Impossible to Negotiate Now

... be necessary to develop new kinds of agreements different from traditional accords. At present, relations are marked by a lack of mutual trust between the United 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 ...


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 ...


The Collapse of the INF Treaty as a Motivation?

... into heavy bombers under New START. The aforementioned letter states that Russia has no such intentions with regard to this bombers, but a relevant formal written commitment might prove to be a useful instrument of trust and security. This aspect of arms control may yet come to the fore should Russia-U.S. relations deteriorate further, including under the influence of domestic political processes in the United States. Alexander Yermakov: Brave New World Without INF Treaty Russia and the United States managed, in previous decades, to reach a very high level in terms of sharing reliable information on their strategic nuclear forces, and it would be a real pity to see this potential go to waste. However, it is ...


Nuclear Catastrophe: Myth or Reality?

... including in the field of security, that guaranteed sole leadership for the United States. With increasing resolution Washington took to strengthening its own security by reducing that of its international partners. Andrey Kortunov: The World After the INF Treaty: How to Get Out of the Dead Zone And what did this do to Russia–U.S. relations? It could never have ended 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 that this could not have had an effect on the military doctrines of the two countries. Once again, they are trying to draw Russia into a dangerous arms race, one that ...


Road to Nowhere

After Ditching the INF Treaty, the U.S. Risks Further Isolation Seventeen years ago, in late 2001, the George W. Bush Administration announced the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) that Moscow and Washington, which ...


U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era

... for New START and the INF Treaty? Neither Russia nor the United States has displayed much political will or persistence in seeking a compromise or taking unilateral steps to rescue the treaty. It is clear that neither side has considered saving the INF treaty—not to mention the arms control regime as a whole—an important enough of an issue, such that it would be worth overcoming the situational interests of individual government agencies, the pressure of hardline political groups, and the general atmosphere of the U.S.-Russian ...


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