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The U.S. Senate proposes a policy of "advise and consent" on the ratification of the Treaty on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START II). The treaty never comes into force.
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26.01.2022

In Vienna, delegations continue to negotiate Iran’s return to compliance with the JCPOA. On Monday, January 24, the issue of releasing U.S. citizens came up on the agenda as a precondition for continuing negotiations. Earlier, the American delegation insisted the negotiations on prisoners release were not tied to those in Vienna and were conducted separately. Apparently, this connection is now urgent to advance the problem with imprisoned U.S. citizens; unless the issues are linked now, the U.S. might miss the opportunity to exert pressure on Tehran’s stance.

25.01.2022

In 2022 global nonproliferation community will mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation EducationSince then, disarmament and nonproliferation education is one of the key instruments of ensuring global security. Raising a new generation of nonproliferation and disarmament experts as well as spreading the knowledge about nuclear factors in international relations among policymakers and civil society are essential to sustain the regime of nuclear nonproliferation today and in the future.

24.01.2022

Recently, the world’s attention has been increasingly focused on the situation in Ukraine. On January 21 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met in Geneva to discuss some issues including guarantees that Ukraine would not be admitted to NATO. The situation is reminiscent of the typical “military alarm”: the media increasingly report that Russia is drawing troops to the eastern border of Ukraine, arms supplies are actively being sent to Ukraine, and sanctions would be imposed on Russia if it unleashes war. There are also reports that the United States is beginning to evacuate its diplomats from Kyiv. At the same time, NATO promised to build up a group of its troops in Europe.

Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation: Materials of the first meeting

Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations:

An Agenda for 2018-2020

 

Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). "Updating the concept of strategic stability" 

Dr. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "Hard, but necessary: Upholding four principles of strategic stability"

Thomas Countryman, Arms Control Association, Chair of Board of Directors. "Trump and Putin have to talk about de-escalation and cyber-interference"

Elena Chernenko, Deputy-head of Foreign Desk, Kommersant Publishing HousePIR Center Executive Board Member"Cyber space: a new battlefield between the US and Russia or a new area of cooperation?"

Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Even faced with challenges, arms control can once again improve U.S.-Russian relationship"

Yuri Nazarkin, Professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques. "Arms control agenda remains valid until next U.S.-Russia summit"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "Modernizations of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Vladimir Leontiev, Deputy Head of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. "Modernization of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "De-escalation and Crisis Management in U.S.-Russian Relations"

Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board. "In Search of Stability Under the Current State of Russia-U.S. Arms Control"

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