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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Conventional Arms and Prospects of Arms Trade Treaty. Useful links

Useful Resources

p3529_3.jpgRussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs web page on Arms Trade Treaty: http://www.mid.ru/ns-dvbr.nsf/dvarmstrade You can find official documents and presentations by Russian officials here. All the materials are mainly given in Russian and English.

p2034_1.jpgSite of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (Russian state department for arms export) http://www.fsvts.gov.ru/eng.html contains regulatory legal acts on the Russian export of arms and military equipment, information about Russian participation in international military exhibitions and shows, interviews of senior arms exporters. You can also see references to web sites of main Russian defense producers. Some materials are available only in Russian.

p3534_1.jpgThe Russian Federation Ministry of Defense web page http://www.mil.ru/eng/ provides very general information on the ministry objectives, senior officials. The page “Links” contains a substantial list of references to official Russian state sites starting from Kremlin and ending up with Defense Procurement Agency.

p3554_5.jpgThe Official Document Search System of the United Nations http://documents.un.org/ will let you find UN papers and records by key words and other search parameters. All the materials are available in six official UN languages and various formats.

 

p3554_2.jpgThe web site of the international NGO Saferworld www.saferworld.co.uk contains considerable volume of information on conventional arms control, conflict prevention, security sector reform etc. Original reports by Saferworld deserve special mentioning. Some of them are available in Russian.

p3554_3.jpgwww.smallarmssurvey.org serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.

p3529_1.jpgVisitor of the International Action Network on Small Arms web site www.iansa.org will know about international community activities against armed violence presenting a real threat to developing but also to developed countries. The resource contains reports, legal acts and statistics on SALW. The page http://www.iansa.org/un/att.htm is devoted to ATT.

p3554_4.jpgStockholm International Peace Research Institute web site www.sipri.org is dedicated to conflicts, armaments, arms control and disarmament. SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations based on open sources to policymakers, researchers, media and public.

p3529_2.jpgInternational Institute for Strategic Studies web site www.iiss.org is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defense commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

Resource in Russian only

p3554_1.jpgRussian Weapons web site (Оружие России) http://www.arms-expo.ru/ provides information on modern and prospect military systems but also contains data on military exhibitions as well as current news on defense issues.

 

p3529_5.jpgIndependent Military Review (Независимоe военное обозрение) http://nvo.ng.ru is a source of operative and analytical information on military reforms and national security of Russia.

p3529_4.jpgMonthly National Defense journal (Национальная оборона) http://www.oborona.ru/  is devoted to wide spectrum of the Russian national defense issues.

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