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Pyongyang is Starts and Wins. What Can the Losers Do?

... nuclear programmes implemented by countries aspiring to join the “nuclear club” (South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Libya, etc.). Voluntary or even forced “disarmament” of an established nuclear state has never been done. The renunciation of nuclear weapons by former Soviet states (Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus) can hardly be seen as a precedent for North Korea: in the early 1990s, it was a matter of the fate of the Soviet Union’s strategic legacy, not that of hard-won national nuclear ...


North Korea, Iran, and Prospects for Nuclear-Weapon-Free World. RIAC Hosts a Webinar on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

... Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute, expert of the Valdai Club, and Ilya Kravchenko, an Americanist, RIAC expert. The moderator of the event was Nikolay Markotkin, RIAC Media and Government Relations Manager. The issue of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons is extremely pending. On October 6, the Nobel Committee announced the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). At the same time, the administration of Donald Trump, the President of the ...


RIAC Webinar “Russia, USA and China and the prospects of “global zero”

On October the 6th the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it was awarding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. On October the 6 th the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it was awarding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The choice was largely symbolic as with the escalation of ...


Russia Reduces 204 Nuclear Deployed Warheads between March and September 2017

Reaching the ceiling: on the way to fulfilling the reductions under the New START. Reaching the ceiling: on the way to fulfilling the reductions under the New START The number of nuclear warheads deployed by the Russian Federation on strategic launchers was cut by more than two hundred units between March and September 2017. According to the official data released by the US Department of State, 1,561 warheads are deployed on 501 missiles, while the total number of deployed and non-deployed launchers...


Nuclear Weapons Prohibition and International Security

How to move the world away from the brink of a nuclear apocalypse Dmitry Stefanovich: Nuclear-Cybernetic Systems September 20, 2017 was marked by a historic event that took place at the UN General Assembly: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was opened for signing. Like the rest of the official and unofficial nuclear powers (as well as a number of their allies), Russia announced in advance that it would not support this international agreement as it does not correspond ...


The World Must Pursue Calculated Disarmament

Recently, more than 120 countries have backed the first-ever treaty to eliminate the nuclear weapons around the globe, despite a boycott by all nuclear-armed nations. By ratifying the treaty, each state party undertakes not to; develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear ...


The Korean Nuclear Missile Crisis: It Takes Three to Tango

... North Korea is driven by the basic instinct of survival in the face of actual and imaginary threats on the part of the U.S. and South Korea. The only way for Pyongyang to safeguard itself against its external enemies and preserve sovereignty is to have nuclear weapons. Alexey Arbatov: U.S. Nuclear Warheads' Scary Modernization The U.S., for its part, is trying to prevent the country which has viewed the former as its main adversary for nearly 70 years, from turning into a nuclear power. At the same ...


Grossly Underestimated Indian Nuclear Program

... dispel the misperceptions for the interest of general public.Photo by defencetalk.netPabeliña and Villaruel of Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies of the Foreign Service Institute argue that Pakistan possesses about 130 to 140 nuclear weapons. Their proposition is drawn  from the estimates of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute  . Likewise, International Panel for Fissile Material believes that Islamabad is believed to have ...


Nuclear-Cybernetic Systems

Are Nuclear Weapons Protected against Cyber Attacks? We are witnessing a general trend towards the militarization of cyberspace, and nuclear weapons are no exception. What will happen to strategic stability should cyber weapons be employed? Are nuclear ...


Urban Breakfast “Is the New Great War Possible?”

... of the power of arms. A. Fenenko and I. Timofeev agreed that nuclear war is different from conventional warfare in that it is based on the principle of “a cheap win,” i.e. the destruction of opponent’s key administrative and economic centers. Nuclear weapons prevent the nuclear powers from engaging in mutually destructive wars, thus opening other localized frontiers for conflict. Timofeev then discussed the notion of a second-strike capability, giving a few scenarios of a localized use of ...


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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