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Leaders Have to Listen to Different Voices

... proliferation of nuclear weapons is overplayed, but less expensive technologies can proliferate, and that can cause challenges to the more established countries. That is probably way of the future. What are the prospects of resuming the U.S.-Russia dialogue on strategic stability? There is a lot of suspicion on both sides, a lot of distrust. I think we’ve missed the opportunity to take positive steps forward, it is ridiculous. However, anything can happen. Would you expect Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet? A ...


RIAC at SIPRI and CICIR Conference on Mapping the Impact of Machine Learning and Autonomy on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk

On September 6-7, Beijing hosted a joint conference organized by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) on Mapping the Impact of Machine Learning and Autonomy on Strategic Stability and Nuclear Risk. On September 6-7, Beijing hosted a joint conference organized by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI ) and China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations ( CICIR ) on Mapping the ...


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

... were discussed: the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty [ 1 ] and the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START). There are issues with both of them, but they remain key to preserving strategic stability and global security. Over the last week, Vladimir Putin repeatedly claimed that Russia is ready to overcome the existing roadblocks that threaten the former treaty and prevent the extension of the latter beyond 2021. He mentioned this ...


On the Balance of Strategic Nuclear Forces

... unacceptable damage. The McNamara/Sakharov criteria of the Cold War period were purely speculative as well, although we can say that they were proven to be sound through empirical practice, as there were no nuclear strikes during that time. The maintenance of strategic stability in the current situation, which is marked by a significantly lower that the Cold War era level of SNF by numbers, paves the way for thinking about further reductions in the future. The model presented above shows that if the total ...


How to Reduce Nuclear Risks in Helsinki

Reaffirming that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, the United States and Russia could agree to specific steps at Helsinki to reduce nuclear risks Presidents Trump and Putin will finally meet next week in Helsinki for a bilateral summit. Throughout the Cold War, summits between US and Soviet leaders were overwhelmingly welcomed in both countries and the world as an opportunity to reduce tensions. After the Cold War, these meetings became routine. Today, the scheduling of the...


Strategic Stabilization: A Window of Opportunities for Russia and the U.S.

... Flaunting Nuclear Weapons The most recent evidence of the possibility of a new agreement came in the form of a telephone conversation between Putin and Trump on March 20, after which the two presidents declared their interest in a meaningful discussion on strategic stability aimed at preventing a new arms race [ 1 ]. The first step towards a positive agenda should be a joint statement on strategic stability by the two countries’ presidents. Apart from the traditional talking point about the impossibility ...


Barack Obama’s Nuclear Finale

... needs to strike a careful balance between readiness to support the above-mentioned initiatives and counter-proposals on matters of more immediate interest. In particular, the “initiatives” completely ignore a number of “new” elements of modern strategic stability. While restrictions on U.S. missile defence are not on the agenda right now, given the launch of Aegis Ashore in Romania and the decision to deploy the THAAD in South Korea, it is possible to address the matters of non-nuclear strategic ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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