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RIAC and ELN Discuss Forms of Russia-UK Dialogue on Nuclear Safety Issues

On November 11–12, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council together with European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN) held a seminar focusing on Russian-British Dialogue on Nuclear Safety: Positions of Moscow and London on the ...


Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

For all the importance of limiting and reducing nuclear arms, the priority task for all should be to prevent a nuclear war For several years, serious experts in Russia and the West have repeatedly warned the public about the threat of the collapse of the international nuclear arms control system. They spoke about the system, to be precise, because in the past half a century arms control developed as a sum-total ...


RIAC at Annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

... Smith, US Congressman, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee; and Andrea Thompson, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The conference included several discussions on current issues of nuclear security, arms control, and Russia-the U.S. relations. The discussions were held with the participation of diplomats, defense officials, and leading experts. Russia was represented at the forum by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1998–2004), ...


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 ...


Support for Cooperation among Governments to Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems

... Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems, PDF For the past four years, Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn, and their respective organizations—the European Leadership Network ( ELN ), the Munich Security Conference ( MSC ), the Russian International Affairs Council ( RIAC ), and the Nuclear Threat Initiative ( NTI )—have been working with former and current officials and experts from a group of Euro-Atlantic states and the European Union to test ideas and develop proposals ...


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

... about a world without the INF Treaty and whether we can resume control of weapons in some other form. Clearly, it is unlikely that any new strategic arms control agreements will be signed in the next few years. First of all, the political background in Russian-US relations is not favorable for fruitful talks. Can such an agreement be discussed at all when the two countries’ leaders cannot coordinate their next meeting for six months? In addition, amid the ongoing political crisis in the United States,...


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

... Institute for American Studies. Mr. Khlopkov has told TASS about the outcomes of his Pyongyang visit and the Korean Peninsula denuclearization discussions. Q: In the North Korean media coverage of your visit to Pyongyang, you are described as one of Russia’s leading nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation analysts. What was the purpose of the visit, whom did you meet, and what did you discuss? A: We have maintained contacts with various DPRK research organizations for many years. Our main ...


Intermediate-Range Challenges

... excessive militarisation of foreign and domestic policy. Moreover, mutual confidence and transparency are one of the most important (but not the only, as we will discuss later) prerequisites for arms reduction and cutting the associated costs. At present, Russia does not question the fact that the INF Treaty, if observed, is a key component of the current environment, which can be described as more or less stable. At the same time, Russian officials made regular remarks back in the 2000s that the treaty ...


Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

... that both sides may uncover some new options for arms control, with the aim of upgrading and updating the principles of New START and the INF Treaty The articles below were informed by a roundtable discussion in London in October 2018 between the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and RUSI to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. While the discussion revealed some differences in perspective, it was agreed that expert dialogue can play an important role in informing the ...


Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear War

... millions could be killed in minutes rather than over four years of protracted trench warfare. Do we have the tools to prevent an incident turning into unimaginable catastrophe? For those gripped with complacency, consider this scenario. It is 2019. Russia is conducting a large military exercise in its territory bordering NATO. A NATO observer aircraft accidentally approaches Russian airspace, and is shot down by a Russian surface to air missile. Alarmed, NATO begins to mobilize reinforcements. There ...


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