Search: INF Treaty,New START (36 materials)


Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... intercontinental ballistic booster, they will be automatically included in any subsequent treaty, just as they will be counted if the New START is extended. Another huge problem, and the most difficult one, is of non-strategic nuclear systems. Trump already raised ... ... here we should expect huge contradictions. Talking about non-strategic nuclear systems, they are also related to the denounced INF Treaty. Does it make sense (and is it even possible) to restore the INF Treaty as a separate agreement? Or would it be more ...


A Year Without the INF Treaty: You Need an Umbrella During Rainy Season

... and Libya, an abrupt and unexpected drop in global oil prices, which triggered the global recession, exacerbated US-China differences and, finally, the coronavirus pandemic came as more significant political developments than the termination of the INF Treaty or the prospect of the New START expiring without being renewed. Over the past year, the leaders’ priorities in the United States and Russia have been increasingly shifting towards domestic problems and challenges. The lacklustre demise of the INF Treaty was increasingly ...


U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

... Open Skies Treaty, a 1992 accord that allows for aerial reconnaissance of the territory of 35 countries in Europe and North America, fully follows the logic of abolishing U.S. international security commitments. The next shoe to fall will likely be the New START Treaty, which the Trump administration seems happy to let expire next February. Accusations of Russian infringements of the treaties and agreements, as well as the condemnation of Iranian activities outside the scope of the JCPOA, serve as ...


Marc Finaud: The Prohibition of Intermediate-Range Missiles Is Still Needed in Europe

... failed. On the contrary, there were dozens of cases of use of chemical weapons by ISIS in Syria and Iraq since 2014, whether that group used stolen state-manufactured mustard gas or commercially available chlorine. Alexander Yermakov: The Countdown for New START In conflicts such as Syria or Iraq, this risk remains high. In most countries, this risk has been reduced by the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 from 2004 that legally binds all governments to criminalize access of non-state ...


Aleksey Arbatov: Talks on a Future START Should Have Been Launched Yesterday

... offset rules and the verification system have never been agreed. So the Treaty was up in the air until the new treaty, the Prague New START. However, even though the Prague Treaty did develop verification systems, it set the same limits as SORT. In SORT, the ... ... triple, quadruple growth, depending on how many warheads their missiles will carry. Dmitry Stefanovich: The Collapse of the INF Treaty as a Motivation? Something similar happened in the early 1970s when the US and then the USSR began deploying MIRVs....


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

... to resume talks. If this is the case, the task is to shorten the pause as much as possible and make the resumption of the talks as simple as possible. There are at least four ways of doing this. First, even the absence of formal obligations under the INF Treaty or the New START Treaty cannot stop the sides from honouring them de facto. The analysis of the Russian and American nuclear modernisation plans shows that the sides do not intend to move beyond the existing agreements. An informal arrangement or at least a ...


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

... not deployed) [ 6 ]. The nuclear aviation weapons in the arsenal of the United States Air Force include AGM-86B ALCM air-launched cruise missiles for B-52H bombers and B61- and B63-family ballistic dumb bombs for B-2A [ 7 ]. Dmitry Stefanovich: : The INF Treaty: Mirror or Abyss? What could the United States do with its arsenal in the event that New START expires without being extended or replaced? Strange as it may seem, not much. The plan to radically modernize the nuclear triad has been repeatedly put off and, while it is now receiving financing and the project is moving forward, the United ...


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 ...


Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era?

... now? RIAC and ELN Report “Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship” Even more distressing than the demise of the INF Treaty is the US and Russian failure to immediately exercise their option to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ... ... Few expect that he will allow a fair hearing from defense and intelligence officials, who are known to be strong advocates of New START extension. Light in the Darkness I cannot deny that prospects for a rejuvenation of arms control any time soon appear ...


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...


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