Search: INF Treaty,Nuclear weapons (29 materials)


Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... to live in ours. Just as one house was built in Votkinsk, to control the ban on production of medium-range missiles under the INF Treaty, here many more would have to be built. The inspectors would have to be accompanied everywhere while moving around ... ... accompanying FSB officers would have to work there constantly in order to ensure everything is monitored, but the technical secrets of nuclear weapons are not compromised. Another scheme that the Trump Administration proposed is also unrealistic. They suggested ...


Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe?

... aviation, of course, on jet fighters, but it is what it is. Andrey Kortunov: Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty It may be tempting to disperse to multiple airfields across Europe during a heightened threat, but this would require ... ... the beginning of the conference, its chairperson Wolfgang Ischinger said he did not believe that France would relinquish its nuclear weapons to the general command, but spoke positively about starting a dialogue on the common strategy and discussing “European ...


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

... is now also a Swiss citizen. List of publications at GCSP website . How do you assess the threat of nuclear terrorism? What forms of nuclear terrorism would you highlight? Marc Finaud Nuclear terrorism, defined as the detonation of one or several nuclear weapons by a terrorist or a terrorist group, is generally considered as a low-probability but high-impact risk. However, the use by terrorists of a radiological dispersal device (or “dirty bomb” - as if nuclear ones were “clean”) to spread ...


How to Address the Russian Post-INF Initiatives

... be to try to reach out, formally or informally, to Russia to clarify the technical parameters of the proposed moratorium The Russian moratorium proposal On 2 nd February 2019, when the United States announced that it intended to withdraw from the INF Treaty on 2 nd August, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with ministers Shoigu and Lavrov to discuss the possible weapons that might be developed in response, and framed a ‘formula’ for the moratorium on their deployment: “…Russia ...


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

... principle, we are on the threshold of destroying the treaty system? Can the expired agreements (ABM Treaty, the CFE Treaty, the INF Treaty) be followed by the endangered START and TOS and then by the CTBT, Non-Proliferation Treaty and other fundamental agreements?... ... provisions that underlie the Non-Proliferation Treaty as such. The first is the provision for non-nuclear states: you do not develop nuclear weapons, and we help you with peaceful nuclear development; the second provision ensures that we do not enshrine the five ...


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

... ground-launched cruise missiles (ALCM, SLCM, and GLCM, respectively). Together with MIRV systems, they further increased the number of nuclear weapons on strategic delivery vehicles (heavy bombers), as well as on sea and ground-based intermediate-range forces. ... ... their low-altitude and zigzagging trajectory. Nevertheless, it proved possible to manage this threat as well. First the 1987 INF Treaty completely eliminated GLCMs (along with intermediate and short-range ballistic missiles). Then the 1991 START I Treaty ...


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

... demise of the treaty has a direct bearing on all members of the nuclear club. And fourth, in this situation Russia and the United States should focus on preparations for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and, more importantly, refusal to extend the New START Treaty would create major risks for the global non-proliferation regime, and the next NPT Review Conference may turn out to be the last. This will not benefit Moscow or Washington, and ...


Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

... treaty sets a very dangerous precedent. The US wouldn’t say they decided to kill it. What they say is that Russia breached the INF treaty with a missile which is beyond the limits. Russia says the missiles are within the limits, but I’m not a specialist… ... ... internal turmoil in Pakistan. I asked a question: which country does NATO consider to be a greater threat, Pakistan, which has nuclear weapons, or Iran, which does not. He thought for a while and said: I still think it’s Iran. I asked why. He said because ...


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

... 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 ... ... we started preparing ourselves for the possibility of waking up in March 2021 in a world where there are no restrictions on nuclear weapons. The potential disintegration of New START would not be catastrophic for Russia, all the more so because the country ...


Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

... of their authors than to their sense of responsibility. Some claim that a nuclear war is not so horrible after all and that nuclear weapons do not differ in principle from conventional arms. Others say that to revive nuclear arms control the human race ... ... multilateral nuclear deterrence. Can we afford to wait for decades? Andrey Kortunov: The Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications Without claiming to have any mystical knowledge on life after the death of arms control, I would ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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