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Three Groups of Threats from Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

Some experts believe that maintaining strategic stability in the coming decades will require a revision of the foundations of the deterrence theory in the multipolar world Using autonomous technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning in the military sphere leads to the emergence of new threats, and it is crucial that we identify them in time. Over the last decade, the development of technologies that can provide conventional weapons with unique capabilities typical of “killer robots”...


INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

... think of many other scenarios that could be implemented under certain circumstances and put the world on the brink of destruction. Furthermore, country’s readiness to resort to low-yield nuclear weapons considerably weakens the deterrent potential of strategic nuclear forces. It should also be noted that the aforementioned scenario is fraught with escalation, which could result in all-out nuclear warfare. Finally, it would not be entirely correct to consider the readiness of the United States to use ...


On the Balance of Strategic Nuclear Forces

The simulation has shown that a sudden first strike by the United States on Russia would take out up to 86 per cent of Russia’s SNFs in “delivery systems” and 87 per cent in “explosive tonnage”. The development of strategic nuclear forces (SNF) is becoming an increasingly relevant topic in light of the latest United States Nuclear Posture Review and other policy papers, as well as Russia’s announcement regarding the development of new nuclear delivery vehicles....


North Korea’s Two Allies

North Korea's Strategic Nuclear Forces On July 3, 2016, North Korea will mark its first ever Strategic Forces Day. Following the fourth nuclear test that took place earlier this year, North Korea recently carried out successful tests of a medium-range missile. So,...


Apocalypse Fifth Chinese Horse. China’s Strategic Nuclear Forces

... rivalry increases the risk of destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region and the world. China's economic growth is objectively accompanied by enhanced geopolitical ambitions and an intensified development of its armed forces. Under these new conditions, strategic nuclear forces appear to be the only Beijing’s tool to deter the US and its allies, and, perhaps, to maintain its global status in the future. Hidden power or concealed impotence? Of the five countries that officially possess nuclear weapons ...


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  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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