The CFE regime was initially based on the participation of all NATO and Warsaw Pact members (and later of their successors). It would be strange and unacceptable for the CFE not to include new members of the alliance, thereby leaving grey zones in Europe where unlimited numbers of CAELT can be concentrated.
Today we invite our readers to recall the article “Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty: What is Russia trying to achieve?” written by Anatoly Anin and Rodion Ayumov.
The article was originally published in Russia Confidential Journal No. 4, Vol. 1, 2011: