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RIAC and ELN Discuss Forms of Russia-UK Dialogue on Nuclear Safety Issues

On November 11–12, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council together with European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) held a seminar focusing on Russian-British Dialogue on Nuclear Safety: Positions of Moscow and London on the Future of NPT. On November 11–12, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council together with European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) held a seminar...

14.11.2019

Group Statement on Nuclear Arms Control

We call on leaders at UNGA to take urgent steps to reduce the risks of nuclear confrontation Ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, over 100 members of the European Leadership Network ’s network of political, diplomatic and military figures call on leaders at UNGA to address rising nuclear risk, and renew commitments to international nuclear diplomacy and arms control. The full statement and list of signatories is reproduced in English below, and is also available in...

12.09.2019

The Nuclear Dimension of Cyber Threats

Review of the NTI report “Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age” The subject of the interrelation of threats in the fields of information and communication technologies and nuclear weapons is gradually becoming one of the dominant topics in current international security issues. In early summer 2019, a group of researchers working under the auspices of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) presented the Russian version of the “ Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age ” report prepared by the Cyber-Nuclear...

18.07.2019

Ivan Timofeev at CTBTO Conference

On June 24–28, 2019, Vienna, Austria, hosted the Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. A panel discussion “Getting The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Architecture back on Track?” was held within the conference framework. On June 24–28, 2019, Vienna, Austria, hosted the Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. A panel discussion “Getting The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Architecture back on Track?” was held within the conference...

30.06.2019

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
 

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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