Search: Nuclear Deterrent (6 materials)

A Cold War: A Forecast for Tomorrow

Nuclear deterrence is the only reason why the world did not plunge into a nuclear conflict during the Cold War and is not sliding down that path now as we are living through a new Cold War which is even worse than the previous one. This view was stated at the Valdai Club by Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Affairs at the National Research University—Higher School of Economics. Nuclear deterrence is the only reason why the world did not plunge into a nuclear...

20.11.2017

Taking a New Look at Nuclear Peace

Key points at first. Nuclear weapons, if they are ever to be used, are unspeakable evil, but their existence saved the world during the Cold War and is saving it now as the previous two global systems—the bipolar one (which died, but there have been attempts to revive it) and the “unipolar moment” (which is fast winding down now)—are simultaneously falling apart. These two processes have coincided with breathtakingly rapid changes in the balance of power on the global economic and political scene...

16.06.2017

Dr Richard Weitz delivered a lecture “Russia-US Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament Amidst Crisis in Bilateral Relations”

On October 20, 2016 Dr Richard Weitz, Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute, delivered a public lecture “Russia-US Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament Amidst Crisis in Bilateral Relations” at the Russian International Affairs Council. During the lecture Dr Weitz touched upon a wide range of issues dealing with Russia-US dialogue on arms and armaments, including: — What are the positions of presidential candidates on the issues of nuclear disarmament?...

22.10.2016

The Nuclear Factor in Global Politics: Myths and Reality

... practice the ability of nukes to prevent a conflict with undue risks is not so easy. First, how can one find the causal relationship between absence of a world war during the past 70 years and possession of nuclear weapons by global powers? Was it the nuclear deterrent that has been restraining warmongering politicians itching to attack their opponents? For example, the United States gave up the idea to nuke the Soviet Union in early 1950s in the meanest period of the Cold War when Moscow was short ...

10.08.2015

The Doomsday Ships: New U.S. Ballistic Missile Submarine Program

... initially only the Navy Department budget could be tapped for these purposes . Hence, additional ORP financing can only come by reducing, postponing, or cancelling other defense programs. defenceindustrydaily.com Matthew Cottee: The future of the British nuclear deterrent: more of the same? The Navy may run into trouble even if the requested USD 60 billion is allocated. A Congressional Budget Office report indicates that the program should actually cost USD 92 billion , i.e. 26 percent above the target ...

05.06.2015

The future of the British nuclear deterrent: more of the same?

In 2016 the British government will have to decide on the future of its nuclear deterrent. Before then however, there is a national election (to be held on May, 7, 2015) to determine the composition of those decision-makers tasked with the job. While it appears likely that the deterrent will undergo modernisation, the issue ...

26.03.2015

Poll conducted

  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  
     21 (19%)
 
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