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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 ...

08.09.2021

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 ...

03.09.2021

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 ...

02.08.2021

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 ...

26.07.2021

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 ...

07.06.2021

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 ...

23.04.2021

Russia and NATO Nuclear Doctrines Discussed at Russia-NATO International Expert Dialogue Meeting

On April 15, 2021, a regular online international expert dialogue 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 April 15, 2021, a regular online international expert dialogue 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...

19.04.2021

New START and the Prospects for Weapons Limitation in Russian-American Relations

... of the NPT and CTBT would obviously arise. In addition, the destruction of this system would most likely lead to an uncontrolled multilateral arms race, including strategic land-based and submarine-based missiles, medium-range missiles, non-strategic nuclear weapons, as well as space strike systems, cyber and laser weapons, and many other innovative weapons systems. As a consequence, the concept of strategic stability based on transparency and predictability would disappear and the threat of armed ...

05.02.2021

Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... considered. Which of them must be taken into account now, and which can wait for later stages of the process? “Take into account” is a very fuzzy term. Policy takes everything into account. Various capabilities of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons are most likely always taken into account in one way or another. Speaking of expanding the negotiation process, of some third countries being included in the new agreement, this is, of course, a completely different matter. I do not see ...

29.12.2020

There Is No Chance for a New Treaty

Is nuclear war possible today? What needs to be done today to prevent nuclear war in the future? Is nuclear war possible today? What needs to be done today to prevent nuclear war in the future? Will the recent election have an impact on US arms control policy? Director, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Corresponding Member, RAS; Professor, RAS (Russia); Member of the International Advisory Council of the...

02.12.2020
 

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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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