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A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

... regional scale. 27 This concept is often called "escalate to de-escalate:” selective intimidating use of nuclear weapons to prevent the opponent from achieving success in a conventional conflict. Hence the nuclear revanchists are striving to make nuclear weapons more usable, while the revisionists call for discarding traditional methods of arms control in favor of entirely new ways of enhancing nuclear deterrence and forging a new concept of strategic stability. The Realities of Arms and Arms Control All possible ...


RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... for the development of Russia-the U.S. relations. The meeting was part of a long-term bilateral project conducted jointly by RIAC and CSIS since 2015. The discussion focused on the situation in the Western Balkans, challenges of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, U.S. sanctions against Russia, prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the presidential elections in the USA in November 2020. Russian side at the meeting was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, as well as experts Maxim Samorukov and Julia Roknifard (Sveshnikova). The event was moderated by Jeff Mankoff, Deputy Director and Research Fellow ...


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

... demise of the treaty has a direct bearing on all members of the nuclear club. And fourth, in this situation Russia and the United 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 major risks for the global non-proliferation regime, and the next NPT Review Conference may turn out to be the last. This will not benefit Moscow or Washington, and so a common interest in preserving the ...


JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

... a compromise does appear, then the most serious concerns of the Trump administration regarding Iran’s politics should be addressed, otherwise, no deal can be concluded. Clearly, the greatest threat coming from Iran is the prospect of it developing nuclear weapons. When it comes to the nuclear deterrence with regard to Iran, two factors are important for the United States: the possibility of verifying compliance on the part of Iran with its obligations and the term of the JCPOA’s validity. At ...


US Withdrawal From the JCPOA and Anti-Iranian Sanctions: Pros and Cons

... the target country with fewer opportunities to use it for achieving diplomatic goals. Second, the breakdown of the JCPOA undermines non-proliferation efforts. North Korea is a case in point proving that while failing to remove sanctions, possessing nuclear weapons provides some leverage in negotiations. At the same time, giving up nuclear weapons leads to the re-imposition of sanctions under new pretexts. Third, every new round of sanctions forces target countries to adapt and find new ways to carry ...


Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

... years ago, I attended a small public conference where a representative of the NATO Secretariat was speaking. It was a time of internal turmoil in Pakistan. I asked a question: which country does NATO consider to be a greater threat, Pakistan, which has nuclear weapons, or Iran, which does not. He thought for a while and said: I still think it’s Iran. I asked why. He said because nobody in Pakistan, neither the government, nor the opposition, had claimed that they would destroy another country, while ...


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

... arms race will no doubt have a hand in nuclear cruise missiles returning to the arsenal of the U.S. fleet [ 11 ], which will increase its striking power significantly, as any submarine or destroyer/cruiser could potentially become a delivery system for nuclear weapons with a range of several thousand kilometers. Greg Thielmann: Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era? What is the situation with Russia? We should immediately note here that the data used is unofficial and taken from open (primarily non-Russian) sources [ 12 ]. It may ...


Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

... Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era? The next link in the chain of disintegration is the bilateral START III Treaty. Mutual accusations about the failure to abide by this treaty – at least in terms of its spirit if not the letter – are becoming increasingly ... ... relations and this is already happening before our eyes. Washington has launched a campaign accusing Moscow of conducting secret nuclear weapons tests. Thus, the future of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that has been signed but not ratified by ...


RIAC at Annual Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

... discuss and search for solutions to topical issues in the area of non-proliferation, control, deterrence, and safety of the use of nuclear weapons. The keynote speakers at the conference were Stephen Biegun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea; Adam ... ... President, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1998–2004), Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the USA, RIAC Member, and Sergey Rogov, Academic Director of the RAS Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, RIAC Member. U.S.-Russian ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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