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NATO Not Taking Nuclear War Threat Seriously

... underestimate it." And while U.S. officials cast Russia as the aggressor in escalating nuclear tensions, Antonov called these accusations "baseless," and "part of a propaganda campaign launched against Russia in response to the steps taken ... ... national security emanating from the Ukrainian territory." He then outlined the "conditions under which the use of nuclear weapons is possible" as per Russia's official doctrine, which he said states that such weapons of mass destruction ...


Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group Supports Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States Affirming: “A Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought”

... ensuring predictability and reducing the risk of armed conflicts and the threat of nuclear war. It is especially important as new technologies reduce decision time for leaders. Such a principle is also at the core of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) whose Preamble recognizes “the devastation that would be visited upon all mankind by a nuclear war and the consequent need to make every effort to avert the danger of such a war and to take measures to safeguard the security of ...


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 so obvious were the next steps ...


The revolutionary START Turns 30: Assessments and Prospects

... possibility of a treaty being signed with Russia. Finally, there are many interconnected issues on the agenda, with missile defense, outer space, strategic arms, intermediate- and shorter-range missiles having been on the agenda since the 1980s and tactical nuclear weapons and new “exotic” delivery vehicles being added now. This makes seeking a comprehensive solution very difficult (as has always been the case). In the 1980s, the parties succeeded in overcoming these difficulties. In response to the ...


The Ten Aporias of Our Time. The Theory and Practice of Nuclear Deterrence

... Parliaments and governments hold protracted debates and votes on taxation, welfare and even beekeeping. But the decision to employ nuclear weapons is, by law, entrusted to a single person, even if that person can allegedly take advice from subordinates. To ... ... northern hemisphere in a matter of several hours. It would destroy everything that had ever been built there during the last thousand years and plunge the rest of the world into the Neanderthal state. That is the kind of power that the Egyptian pharaohs,...


Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

... Director-General, International Commission on Missing Persons, United States Ambassador Richard Burt Chairman, Global Zero USA, United States Evgeny Buzhinskiy Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board; Vice-President of the Russian International ... ... in-depth discussion of missile defenses (pages 15–17), cybersecurity (pages 24–25), and space (pages 26–27), along with nuclear weapons, prompt-strike forces, and conventional forces. Available at: ...


The CIA Declassified Reports on The French Nuclear Weapons Program (1959)

... de Vaujou rs) to the east of Paris, which was headed by Chief Engineer Barguillet [ 13 ]. For the CIA, the choice to acquire nuclear weapons was the consequence of De Gaulle’s policy (“After assuming power in 1958, General de Gaulle made it known ... ... London, while Moscow was not mentioned in the report at all. According to the report, Paris did not want to collaborate with the USA and the UK, while also rejecting a possible cooperation with the USSR. Overall, the 1959 report reinforces the idea of a French ...


New START and the Prospects for Weapons Limitation in Russian-American Relations

... weapons, including non-strategic ones, the issue of missile defence, strategic high-precision weapons systems in conventional equipment, hypersonic weapons, the possible militarisation of outer space and cyber security. In the context of the ongoing US accusations of Russian and Chinese hacking of one or another system of state and party administration, the parties simply need to agree on a ban on cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure related to nuclear weapons: communications satellites, missile warning systems, attack, control and communication systems. Now that the New START Treaty is extended, the parties need to make efforts to work out a realistic new agreement that takes into account as ...


Arms Control Is to Be Maintained and Invigorated at All Costs

... inside the storages, then the inspectors should go in there and do the counting. How do you sort and count first-line reserve warheads, partially dismantled warheads and explosive devices that are in line for dismantling and disposal? There are many thousands of them. Limitation and verification of non-strategic nuclear weapons implies control over the manufacturing plants and associated storages, large centralized storages, and depots at military bases, some of which contain a mix of strategic and tactical nuclear warheads and gravity bombs. By the way, each ...


There Is No Chance for a New Treaty

Is nuclear war possible today? What needs to be done today to prevent nuclear war in the future? Is nuclear war possible today? What needs to be done today to prevent nuclear war in the future? Will the recent election have an impact on US arms control policy? Director, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Corresponding Member, RAS; Professor, RAS (Russia); Member of the International Advisory Council of the...


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