Search: Strategic stability,Nuclear weapons (15 materials)


Nuclear Future: Rethinking the Nuclear Forces in the Days to Come

... initiatives” of Bush, Gorbachev and Yeltsin, the two governments agreed not to arm vessels on patrol duty with non-strategic nuclear weapons. In the early 2010s, the United States retired its remaining nuclear-capable Tomahawks altogether. The feeble ... ... attacked country is set to emerge with prevailing nuclear forces. In this approach, preemptive strikes make no sense and classic strategic stability v is easy to maintain. Note that inadequate SNF survivability of one side is as dangerous for other sides ...


The Nuclear Triad: Alternatives from the Days Gone By

... the first nuclear devices were so large and heavy that the idea of them fitting into something like a large-caliber projectile any time soon was totally unthinkable. Besides, only heavy aircraft could at that time offer the capability of delivering nuclear weapons across many thousands of kilometers, which was the ultimate requirement in the stand-off between the United States and the Soviet Union. The AGM-28 “Hound Dog” missile mounted on the pylon of a Boeing B-52 “Stratofortress”. Not ...


International Schiller Institute Conference Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?

On September 5–6, 2020, the International Schiller Institute held an online conference on the topic: “Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?”. On September 5–6, 2020, the International Schiller Institute held an online conference on the topic: “Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now?”. The Conference was attended by experts, public figures, and journalists from the U.S., Germany, China, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Pakistan, and Russia. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a report...


European Leadership Network Discusses the Impact of New Technologies on Strategic Stability

On June 29, 2020, European Leadership Network (ELN) held an online international expert workshop on nuclear weapons and new technologies. The workshop was attended by leading independent think tanks performing research on international ... ... participants focused on the most challenging areas of military technology development that could have a destabilizing effect on strategic stability. They also discussed possible new formats for arms control, that could have a deterrent effect on the arms ...


Expert Opinions on Russia’s Basic Nuclear Deterrence Principles

... issues in various formats, a detailed dialogue on nuclear doctrines with an analysis of each other’s documents is hardly foreseen for political reasons. The publication of the Basic Principles is unlikely to have a visible effect on strengthening strategic stability between Russia, the United States, their allies and other nuclear-armed states without Russia’s proper outreach and the readiness of the nuclear weapons possessors for substantive and open discussions about doctrines. Clarifying some aspects of Russia’s nuclear policy, the document keeps ambiguity of the nuclear posture, for example, regarding the use of nuclear weapons in response to ...


Strategic Instability in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies: Crisis or the New Norm?

The possibility that decisions about the use of nuclear weapons will be influenced by information and communication technologies (ICTs) is the most serious threat that exists today. Strategic stability is once again becoming a primary concern in international relations. The topic has received a great deal of attention of late, mainly because of the steady erosion of the reduction and limitation regime: the United States has now withdrawn ...


The Post-INF Treaty world: Cutting Сosts and Reducing Risks

... 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 ... ... Washington, but that it will intensify the search for new models for reducing nuclear risks and strengthening global and regional strategic stability. First published in the DOC Research Institute .


End of Nuclear Arms Control: Do Not Beware the Ides of March

... Renewed by 2021 and will thus Cease to Exist The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), one of the pillars of strategic stability in the world, fell apart before our very eyes. And now the foundations of the core instrument of global arms ... ... we started preparing ourselves for the possibility of waking up in March 2021 in a world where there are no restrictions on nuclear weapons. The potential disintegration of New START would not be catastrophic for Russia, all the more so because the country ...


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 of Nuclear Weapons as of the End of the Cold War proved ineffective.” ...


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 accused each other of breaching the treaty, while ...


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