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Prospects for U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cuts in View of NPT Article VI Commitments

Eugene Miasnikov

The 2010 NPT Review Conference called on the states which possess the largest nuclear arsenals to play the leading role in implementing its Action Plan. The article discusses specific steps which could be undertaken by Russia and theUnited States in the near time frame in order to implement the Plan's recommendations and to demonstrate their commitment to Article VI of the NPT. The author looks for approach that would help Moscow and Washington to overcome the strategy of mutual nuclear deterrence, which continues to dominate bilateral relations despite proclamations about the end of the Cold War and the “reset” policy.

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