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RIAC at Annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

... forum gathered about 800 experts and representatives of international organizations from 45 countries of the world to discuss and search for solutions to topical issues in the area of non-proliferation, control, deterrence, and safety of the use of nuclear weapons. The annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference was held on March 11–12, 2019 in Washington. The forum gathered about 800 experts and representatives of international organizations from 45 countries of the world to discuss ...

18.03.2019

Prospects of Resolving the Korean Nuclear Problem

... Peninsula have two main components. Today, the greatest emphasis is placed on North Korea’s nuclear crisis stemming from the North Korean leadership implementing their nuclear missile program in violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Yet there is another component, the inter-Korean crisis, with the Korean nation being split into two separate states for over 70 years. These crises are inter-related, but their mutual influence is not straightforward. Should Pyongyang ...

15.03.2019

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

... 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

Strategic Instability. RIAC Experts Discuss the Outcomes of the INF Treaty Suspension

... Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms. “Almost 99.9% that it will not be renewed. There is no reason to talk about a new treaty,” said Zolotarev. The speaker underscored the very vague prospects of The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: “While Russia and the U.S. were engaged in maintaining strategic stability in a bilateral format discussing whether we could destroy each other or not, the world acquired three new nuclear powers. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation ...

03.02.2019

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

... demise of the treaty has a direct bearing on all members of the nuclear club. And fourth, in this situation Russia and the United States should focus on preparations for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and, more importantly, refusal to extend the New START Treaty would create major risks for the global non-proliferation regime, and the next NPT Review Conference may turn out to be the last. This ...

21.01.2019

Brave New World Without INF Treaty

... nuclear arms race; in fact, there are many open critics of this scenario among the country’s legislators (the Democrats, who have seen their positions in Congress consolidated, are even threatening to thwart Trump’s more conservative proposals on nuclear weapons). It should, however, be remembered that it is far easier to turn a conventional missile into a nuclear missile than vice-versa (a quality nuclear charge is lighter and smaller than the average conventional warhead, and does not have to ...

17.12.2018

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

... not be in Russian, US, or DPRK interests. And that is why Washington should make use of more creative and innovative approaches to the Korean Peninsula. Q: What exactly is meant by North Korean denuclearization? Are we talking only of eliminating the nuclear weapons stockpiles? Or is the West also determined to have all the nuclear reactors dismantled, including those built during the Soviet period? A: I believe the idea of North Korean unilateral denuclearization is utopian. It sets out the wrong ...

06.12.2018

Road to Nowhere

After Ditching the INF Treaty, the U.S. Risks Further Isolation Seventeen years ago, in late 2001, the George W. Bush Administration announced the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) that Moscow and Washington, which was signed in 1972 and had served as a foundation of global strategic stability for 30 years. I remember well the tremendous efforts the Russian leadership poured into trying to keep the American side from taking such a step. President...

01.11.2018

U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era

... agreements that are subject to ratification—which have long constituted the structure of arms control—are also on their way out. Not only is it difficult and perhaps even impossible to ratify any national agreement today, especially with regards to nuclear weapons, the ongoing U.S.-Russia confrontation further complicates this process. Under such strained conditions, whether either side is able to guarantee compliance remains an open question. But the fates of the INF and ABM treaties suggest that ...

26.10.2018
 

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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