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Post-Helsinki Opportunities for New START and the INF Treaty?

... this next phase to start, the two countries must agree on ceilings but also improve communication [ 2 ] (including military-to-military) and begin work on precise, agreed, and approved (!) definitions for terminology and broader concepts related to nuclear weapons policy and strategy: deterrence, strategic stability etc. The latter process may start as a Track II discussion. Dmitry Ofitserov-Belsky: INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement The INF is a tougher topic. Both countries have officially ...


On the Balance of Strategic Nuclear Forces

... latest United States Nuclear Posture Review and other policy papers, as well as Russia’s announcement regarding the development of new nuclear delivery vehicles. China is also developing its own SNF. To assess the role and place of various types of nuclear weapons in the overall structure of nuclear deterrence, we have developed a simplified model of SNF “interaction” for first, launch-under-attack, and second strikes. As baseline data for our analysis, we used reviews of the world’s nuclear ...


How to Reduce Nuclear Risks in Helsinki

... the Russian Federation have a shared responsibility to work together along with other nations to clarify our differences and mitigate these risks. Progress can only be made through the engagement of leaders. Moreover, in every country that possesses nuclear weapons, anything relating to nuclear policy is inherently “presidential.” The reality today is that we have entered a new era, in which a fateful error—triggered by an accident, miscalculation, or blunder—could trigger a nuclear catastrophe....


Kazakhstan, the Requisite Model and Mediator to North Korean Denuclearization

... risking further proliferation of weapons grade highly enriched uranium (HEU). Furthermore, Kazakhstan is an example of how a country that willingly denuclearizes can prosper economically and politically. After Kazakhstan got rid of its large repository of nuclear weapons and closed down the world’s largest testing site, both inherited after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country became a mecca for foreign and multilateral investment. It was also better able to equip its conventional army and ...


The Nuclear Risk Paradox

... there was a certain system and a culture of dialogue about the nuclear sphere. At some point the status quo has changed dramatically, apparently not only as a result of a worsening political situation, but also due to a newly emerging attitude towards nuclear weapons in general. Strategic nuclear weapons are perceived as something abstract and incapable of causing real harm, because they will never be used, at least not intentionally. On the other hand, the psychological barrier for using tactical ...


North Korea's Nuclear, A View from Moscow

... the Korean war (1950–1953) where the Soviets had been supporting North Korea, in 1961 the two states signed a bilateral agreement on “friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance.” The USSR was instrumental in the development of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program in the 1970s . Then-leader of the DPRK Kim Il Sung visited the USSR twice – in 1984 and 1986 – to sign additional treaties on cooperation and trade. The Soviet Union has been North Korea’s biggest trade partner with a trade ...


The U.S.-Russia Arms Control Talks at the Highest Political Level Are Needed – At Least to Hammer Out Some Initial Arrangements

... during their first Summit. But, in order to make a considerable step forward to greater bilateral and global security they have to make at least a number of initial steps, for example: 1. To sign the legally-binding Treaty on no-first-use of any kind of nuclear weapons with any nuclear yield against each other. If such agreement is not formalized to reach agreements on the rest proposals listed below will be useless. 2. To arrive at an agreement on limiting the total number of strategic BMD interceptors ...


Seminar “Russia – U.S. Relations in the Nuclear Sphere: Pathways to Cooperation" with Ernest J. Moniz, NTI CEO

On June 1, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council hosted a seminar «Russia-the U.S. Relations in the Nuclear Sphere: Pathways to Cooperation» with Ernest J. Moniz, Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer, NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative, nonprofit organization), Former U.S. Secretary of Energy. On June 1, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council hosted a seminar «Russia-the U.S. Relations in the Nuclear Sphere: Pathways to Cooperation» with Ernest J. Moniz, Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer...


Why Chemical Weapon Is More Dangerous Than Nuclear

... Japan’s military campaign in China (1937–1945), America’s Vietnam War (1965–1973), and the Iraqi-Iranian conflict (1980–1988). Nevertheless, there is a popular opinion today that chemical agents are less dangerous and under greater control than nuclear weapons. This view results from the obvious fact that the world reached a breakthrough in chemical disarmament for last 25 years. Almost 200 countries joined the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, which is about 98 percent of the planet. The Organization ...


Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

... and nuclear war would almost certainly become a reality. America’s Nuclear Policy Andrey Kortunov: Disillusionment and Missed Opportunities: Russia-U.S. Relations in 2017 On MSNBC, Chris Matthews asked candidate Donald Trump if he would ever use nuclear weapons. After being pressed several times, Trump thought about it for a bit and said , “no…I’m not taking any cards off the table.” He was lambasted for the comment. However, official American nuclear policy states that the United States ...


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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