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The CTBT and Strategic Relations between Russia, China and the United States

Nikita Perfilyev

Even though the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has not yet entered into force, it already influences nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation in several practical ways. Those include increasing barriers for the would-be nuclear proliferators, placing constraints on the modernization of nuclear arsenals of the established nuclear weapons’ possessors and stimulating progress towards a world without nuclear weapons. At the same time, the perspectives the Treaty’s entry into force largely revolve around its ratification by China and the USA, with Russia’s approach to the already ratified Treaty also being taken into account. But regardless of the ratification bargaining and debates, development of the CTBT mechanism depends on achieving such practical goals as ensuring transparency of nuclear test sites and facilities.

The CTBT and Strategic Relations between Russia, China and the United States (full text)


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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2014

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