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Will the Six-Party Diplomatic Project Help Denuclearize the Korean Peninsula?

... interested in eliminating threats to its national security and obtaining “irrevocable” guarantees of non-interference as an alternative to nuclear deterrence. These agreements effectively spelt out in detail the idea of “peace in exchange for nuclear weapons,” which the United States and North Korea, with the help of other interested states, have been trying to achieve since the 1990s. The Joint Statement also enshrined the principle of “action for action”: Pyongyang pledged to dismantle ...

25.09.2020

International Schiller Institute Conference Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?

On September 5–6, 2020, the International Schiller Institute held an online conference on the topic: “Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?”. On September 5–6, 2020, the International Schiller Institute held an online conference on the topic: “Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?”. The Conference was attended by experts, public figures, and journalists from the U.S., Germany, China, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Pakistan, and Russia. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a report...

07.09.2020

Cybersecurity and NATO’s Nuclear Capability

... is underscored by their previous publications on this topic. In particular, Dr Beyza Unal, a Senior Research Fellow of Chatham House’s International Security Programme, has, over the last few years, co-authored such reports as “Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences ” (2018), “Cybersecurity of NATO’s Space-based Strategic Assets” (2019), “Perspectives on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century” (2020). It appears that an overall assessment ...

28.08.2020

Andrey Kortunov Takes Part in TRT World Television Discussion on the Role of Nuclear Weapons

The event was timed to the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 2020, an international expert discussion on the role of nuclear weapons in the modern world was held with the assistance of the Turkish television company TRT World Television. The event was timed to the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director ...

07.08.2020

Russia-NATO International Expert Dialog Focuses on Problems of Russia-NATO Nuclear Balance

On July 30, 2020, an online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations took place, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states On July 30, 2020, an online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations took place, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states. The organizers of the dialog on the Russian side included...

01.08.2020

The World after START

... change, with the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, illegal migration, etc., taking priority. In this climate, the international community was extremely critical of India and Pakistan when it emerged that they had developed their own nuclear weapons. 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 ...

06.07.2020

European Leadership Network Discusses the Impact of New Technologies on Strategic Stability

On June 29, 2020, European Leadership Network (ELN) held an online international expert workshop on nuclear weapons and new technologies. The workshop was attended by leading independent think tanks performing research on international security issues. The workshop followed the meeting of the Future of Greater Europe project working group held in Istanbul ...

30.06.2020

Is Non-Nuclear Deterrence Possible?

... quantitative growth in the field of modern, advanced weapons and military equipment. Meanwhile, for diplomats, the presence of such a concept in the “military lexicon” allows it to be used as an argument against the insinuation that the threshold for using nuclear weapons is lower, and that its role in Russian military thought is not as important as it once was. Based on the comments made publicly by leading Ministry of Defence officials, and of the General Staff in particular, we can ascertain that “non-nuclear ...

30.06.2020

Expert Opinions on Russia’s Basic Nuclear Deterrence Principles

June 2020 will go down in the history of Russia’s approaches to nuclear deterrence and nuclear weapons in general June 2020 will go down in the history of Russia’s approaches to nuclear deterrence and nuclear weapons in general. This is largely connected with the unprecedented release of the document Basic Principles of State Policy ...

23.06.2020

The British Nuclear Trident

... while Mk refers to reentry bodies) and directly mentioned cooperation with the UK. This came as news to the British expert community, especially since the UK’s Ministry of Defence is mandated to notify the Parliament about any plans to develop new nuclear weapons. Giving credit where it is due, a relevant public statement was made very promptly. Alexander Yermakov: Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe? Certainly, debates around the term “new” when it comes to nuclear ...

27.04.2020
 

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  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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