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of late, mainly because of the steady erosion of the reduction and limitation regime: the United States has now withdrawn ...
... 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 ... ... 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
... “violations” that had virtually no effect on the balance of powers of the two countries. However, the more presence of these accusations impeded the enforcement of particular agreements. The number of alleged breaches accumulated over time and, even though ... ... intentions of the United States in this area and take the appropriate actions to ensure their own security.
On a “New Vision” of strategic stability
Immediately after the signing of New START in 2010, many military and political scholars flagged the importance ...
... Meanwhile, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin, for his part,
hypersonics as his top priority and called for an industrial base to be established that could support the development and production of thousands of deterrence hypersonic vehicles.
Mike White, the Pentagon’s assistant director for hypersonics,
that the department had a three-step plan for the development of hypersonic weapons that involves investing generously in offensive ...
... INF Treaty was accompanied by a litany of accusations against Russia in U.S. political circles and the media and counter accusations by Russia. And now the sides are accusing each other of failing to observe the provisions of New START, with the United ... ...
claiming that Russia
is conducting banned nuclear tests [
]. While the sides have
opened a cautious dialogue
on issues of strategic stability, the prospects of at least extending the New START given the current trends in bilateral relations are bleak....
An interview for IFRI
An interview with Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.
Why does the Cold War strategic stability no longer work?
What will Russia do in this situation?
What are prospects for Russia-US bilateral relations, core factor for strategic stability?
On April 18, 2019, at IFRI (Institut français des relations internationales), Paris, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a closed expert seminar session on the ”Future of Strategic Stability in the Context of Confrontation between Moscow and Washington”.
On April 18, 2019, at IFRI (Institut français des relations internationales), Paris, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a closed expert seminar session ...
The absence of dialogue—in particular, crisis management dialogue intended to avoid or resolve incidents that could breed escalation—severely undercuts the sustained communication essential for reaching mutual understandings on and maintaining strategic stability. Simply stated, we cannot have strategic stability without dialogue.
The challenge to the United States, NATO, and Russia is clear, and the answer compelling: Nations must begin the process of rebuilding trust so that it will again ...
Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov on the Future of Nuclear Arms Control
The Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications
Few of us remember how negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme began. In October 2003, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Dominique de Villepin and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Joschka Fischer approached President...
... not like could be eliminated, even if there is no formal reason for this. This is the first level of argumentation.
The second level of argumentation is connected with the fact that the INF Treaty limits missiles of only two parties – Russia and the USA. Meanwhile, the technology of medium- and shorter-range missiles is being vigorously developed in many other countries, primarily in China, where these missiles form the basis of its strategic potential. Of course, the Americans spoke about this, ...