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Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

For all the importance of limiting and reducing nuclear arms, the priority task for all should be to prevent a nuclear war For several years, serious experts in Russia and the West have repeatedly warned the public about the threat of the collapse of the international nuclear arms control system. They spoke about the system, to be precise, because in the past half a century arms control developed as a sum-total of supplementary elements rather than an eclectic set of separate unrelated bilateral...

16.06.2019

Emerging Military Technologies: Talking Points

European Think Tanks reflect on the challenges of emerging military technologies The following points are the fruit of a particularly rich and constructive roundtable meeting in Istanbul on 8-9 April of the Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. The points are intended as material for policy discussion by Task Force participants with their authorities not definitive research. But we believe that they offer a useful perspective on the challenges presented by emerging military technologies...

28.05.2019

Artificial Intelligence and Nuclear Weapons

Artificial intelligence in military affairs Earlier this year, the author had an opportunity to participate in a workshop held under the auspices of SIPRI and the Pathfinder Foundation concerning the introduction of machine learning and autonomy in the nuclear forces-related systems. Interaction of new technologies (which include artificial intelligence in the broadest sense of the word) with means for preventing global conflict (as well as ensuring Armageddon if necessary) is one of the most...

06.05.2019

RIAC at Annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

... Smith, US Congressman, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee; and Andrea Thompson, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The conference included several discussions on current issues of nuclear security, arms control, and Russia-the U.S. relations. The discussions were held with the participation of diplomats, defense officials, and leading experts. Russia was represented at the forum by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Minister of Foreign ...

18.03.2019

New Arms Control Treaties May Be Impossible to Negotiate Now

The possibility of countries like Russia and the United States negotiating a new arms control treaty will be nearly impossible considering the current geopolitical conditions, Russian International Affairs Council President and former Russian FM Igor Ivanov said during a panel discussion on US-Russia strategic relations. The possibility of countries like Russia and the United States negotiating a new arms control treaty will be nearly impossible considering the current geopolitical conditions,...

13.03.2019

Support for Cooperation among Governments to Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) We have crossed over to a new nuclear era in which cyber capabilities transform the nuclear risks. A successful cyberattack on nuclear weapons or related systems—including nuclear planning systems, early warning systems, communication systems, and delivery systems, in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves — could have catastrophic consequences. Bilateral and multilateral...

15.02.2019

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

It is clear that the problem of nuclear arms will not fix itself It looks as if there is no salvation for the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). One could shout oneself hoarse arguing whether the treaty had a chance of survival, but this will be the task of future historians. At this point in time, it is much more important to think about a world without the INF Treaty and whether we can resume control of weapons in some other form. Clearly, it is unlikely that any new strategic...

21.01.2019

Any regional settlement should include a recognition of North Korea’s right to peaceful use of nuclear energy

Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies, has paid a threeday visit to Pyongyang, where he held a series of meetings with members of the DPRK expert community – including senior experts of the DPRK MFA Institute for American Studies. Mr. Khlopkov has told TASS about the outcomes of his Pyongyang visit and the Korean Peninsula denuclearization discussions. Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies, has paid a threeday visit to Pyongyang...

06.12.2018

Intermediate-Range Challenges

The INF Treaty is in Deep Crisis The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) [ 1 ] is currently in severe crisis due to the announced decision of the United States to withdraw from the agreement, as well as to its research and development efforts. At the same time, if the decision makers demonstrate goodwill, the INF Treaty and other arms control agreements could still be rescued, reformatted or replaced with minimal losses and risks. The question is who needs these agreements, and...

13.11.2018

Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

It is still possible that both sides may uncover some new options for arms control, with the aim of upgrading and updating the principles of New START and the INF Treaty The articles below were informed by a roundtable discussion in London in October 2018 between the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and RUSI to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. While the discussion revealed some differences in perspective, it was agreed that expert dialogue can play an important...

12.11.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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