Search: New START,Nuclear weapons (21 material)


Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... and legally, given the parties' goodwill. For example, they could issue a joint declaration that they would not violate the New START Treaty and preserve its verification regime until its extension. After all, there is no provision in the Treaty requiring ... ... account” is a very fuzzy term. Policy takes everything into account. Various capabilities of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons are most likely always taken into account in one way or another. Speaking of expanding the negotiation process,...


The World after START

... Still, no one thought to take any steps to prevent them from doing so. The only way to explain this is that the development of nuclear weapons in these countries, while a direct violation of the non-proliferation regime, is perceived as a regional problem,... ... somehow inevitable. In any case, we cannot go back to the 1970s, or even to 2010, when Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama signed New START. On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine that there are states in the world that are interested in a nuclear arms ...


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

... should be strengthened standards to reduce the nuclear risk, including by preventing any unauthorized or terrorist access to nuclear weapons facilities. In countries possessing stockpiles of nuclear or radioactive materials, efforts should continue to ... ... 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 ...


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 ... ... 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 ...


Richard Weitz: Even If New START Is Extended, Strategic Arms Control Will Die Unless China Is Involved in New Treaties

... Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Unlike the U.S. and Russia, China has a No First Use (NFU) doctrine, saying the PLA will never use nuclear weapons first. Chinese officials say that they are uninterested in joining Russian-US agreements like INF and New START since they have fewer nuclear weapons than Russia or the U.S. They also claim, not very credibly, that their weapons do not threaten other countries. A more recent argument one hears in Beijing is that it's impractical and too complex to enlarge these treaties. The Chinese ...


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

... least in terms of its spirit, if not the letter — are becoming increasingly loud both in Russia and the US, as are statements that the national security of either side will be guaranteed even if the extension of the treaty is renounced. Without the New START, there will be a broader issue of maintaining the nuclear weapons non-proliferation regime. We should not forget about the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty either. The United States, by the way, has not ratified the CTBT, but is now criticising Russia for alleged CTBT violations. Thus, a chain reaction ...


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

... 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 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 could derive some benefit from the “inter-treaty” period and approach the next, and hopefully inevitable, stage of arms control from the best position possible. However,...


Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

... leaving its multilateral dimension intact. The energy of disintegration is bound to spill over the framework of bilateral relations and this is already happening before our eyes. Washington has launched a campaign accusing Moscow of conducting secret nuclear weapons tests. Thus, the future of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that has been signed but not ratified by the US up to now is called into question. It is perfectly obvious that if the nuclear arms race accelerates with the production ...


Strategic Instability. RIAC Experts Discuss the Outcomes of the INF Treaty Suspension

... U.S. and Canadian Studies, retired Major General, RIAC expert, noted that the U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty threatens New START — an agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on Measures for the Further Reduction ... ... a new treaty,” said Zolotarev. The speaker underscored the very vague prospects of The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: “While Russia and the U.S. were engaged in maintaining strategic stability in a bilateral format discussing ...


The World After the INF Treaty: How to Get Out of the Dead Zone

... 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 so a common interest in preserving the non-proliferation ...


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