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NATO Not Taking Nuclear War Threat Seriously

... and "part of a propaganda campaign launched against Russia in response to the steps taken to neutralize threats to our national security emanating from the Ukrainian territory." He then outlined the "conditions under which the use of nuclear weapons is possible" as per Russia's official doctrine, which he said states that such weapons of mass destruction "can be used in response to the use of WMD against Russia and its allies, or in the event of aggression against our country,...


Nuclear Future: Rethinking the Nuclear Forces in the Days to Come

... leadership about “the unfairness of the INF Treaty that fails to account for sea-based cruise missiles.” However, this fuzzy status of being halfway between strategic and conventional weapons proved to be quite a hassle, stalling the development of nuclear weapons of this class for political reasons. Under the “Presidential initiatives” of Bush, Gorbachev and Yeltsin, the two governments agreed not to arm vessels on patrol duty with non-strategic nuclear weapons. In the early 2010s, the United ...


Russia and Turkey: State and Prospects of Energy Cooperation

Working Paper No. 63 Working Paper No. 63 Cooperation in the energy sector is one of the most important facets of Russian foreign policy. Interaction in this area helps to develop mutually beneficial trade relations and ensure the energy security of Russia and its partners. Energy cooperation between Russia and Turkey has been comprehensive and strategic in recent years. This working paper contains an analysis of the current state and prospects of this cooperation. It examines in detail the role...


Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group Supports Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States Affirming: “A Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought”

... ensuring predictability and reducing the risk of armed conflicts and the threat of nuclear war. It is especially important as new technologies reduce decision time for leaders. Such a principle is also at the core of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) whose Preamble recognizes “the devastation that would be visited upon all mankind by a nuclear war and the consequent need to make every effort to avert the danger of such a war and to take measures to safeguard the security of ...


A Glimpse at China’s Nuclear Build-Up

... innovative research on civilian thorium nuclear facilities to become a leader in civilian nuclear, while it is reportedly not investing as much in the military nuclear sector. This article explores the latest developments concerning “Made in China” nuclear weapons to explain why China’s armed forces are rather sluggish to increase the number of warheads due to the parallel development of other components of the military (e.g. nuclear submarines). A brief history of Chinese nuclear weapons China’s ...


The Nuclear Triad: Alternatives from the Days Gone By

... the first nuclear devices were so large and heavy that the idea of them fitting into something like a large-caliber projectile any time soon was totally unthinkable. Besides, only heavy aircraft could at that time offer the capability of delivering nuclear weapons across many thousands of kilometers, which was the ultimate requirement in the stand-off between the United States and the Soviet Union. The AGM-28 “Hound Dog” missile mounted on the pylon of a Boeing B-52 “Stratofortress”. Not ...


The revolutionary START Turns 30: Assessments and Prospects

... possibility of a treaty being signed with Russia. Finally, there are many interconnected issues on the agenda, with missile defense, outer space, strategic arms, intermediate- and shorter-range missiles having been on the agenda since the 1980s and tactical nuclear weapons and new “exotic” delivery vehicles being added now. This makes seeking a comprehensive solution very difficult (as has always been the case). In the 1980s, the parties succeeded in overcoming these difficulties. In response to the ...


The Ten Aporias of Our Time. The Theory and Practice of Nuclear Deterrence

..., searching for answers to aporias is oftentimes not an intellectual game, but a question of life and death for our civilization. As, for instance, when the discussion is addressed to “nuclear deterrence” and its material foundation: arsenals of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. The problems of nuclear deterrence are in general, a singularly fruitful field of paradoxes and logical riddles. Professionals working on the subject find them a regular pain in the neck, while those concerned with ...


Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

... Leaders of that era found themselves with precious little time for considering their decisions—and the world paid a horrific price. In the Euro-Atlantic region today, leaders face risks of miscalculation, compounded by the potential for the use of nuclear weapons, where millions could be killed in minutes. Do we have the tools to prevent an incident from turning into unimaginable catastrophe? While leaders, governments and publics are strained by the developing and constantly changing challenge ...


The CIA Declassified Reports on The French Nuclear Weapons Program (1959)

For the CIA, the success of the French nuclear program is the development of nuclear energy for the civil sector On 19 November 1959, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) published a scientific intelligence report on “ The French Nuclear Weapons Program ” (CIA/SI 47-59) analyzing the state of progress of the French research in this specific field. The secret report describes France’s capabilities in plutonium production, extraction, isotope separation and the development of ...


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