"...Cooperation between USA and Russia in the search of complex solutions to the problems discussed in this article will allow not only to create conditions for the next phase of reductions towards numerically lower levels of their nuclear arsenals, but also to transform relations between the two countries from confrontational to confident and partner-like, which, in turn, will facilitate departure from nuclear deterrence in their bilateral relations."
"...There is no logical reason to maintain Launch on Warning. It is to the equal advantage of both sides even if only one changes its policy to RLOAD, and if both adopt RLOAD then one of the most likely causes of an unintended nuclear war between Russia and the U.S. – an accidental war due to a false warning – will be eliminated," Phillips and Starr believe.
On September 22, 2005 the State Duma approved in the first reading the draft Federal Law on the FY 2006 Federal Budget.
"...the draft Federal Law on FY Federal Budget does not meet the requirements of the Federal Law on Ratification of the SORT Treaty because it does not provide for priority financing of strategic nuclear forces," Pyotr Romashkin believes.
The report analyzes place and role of Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons (NSNW) in the Russia's, US and NATO nuclear doctrines, presents assessments of their NSNW arsenals, studies approaches towards problems of control and reductions of NWNS studied, suggests possible approaches to solution of these problems.
The publication includes Foreword by Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Introduction, five Chapters and Conclusions.
The report is addressed to a broad audience - political scientists, military, technical and arms control experts, diplomats and general public, interested in problems of international security.
On September 22, 2005 the State Duma approved in the first reading the draft Federal Law on the FY 2006 Federal Budget. Col. Pyotr Romashkin (Ret.), an expert on defense and security issues, gave an exclusive comment to our website site: Russian FY 2006 Federal Budget and SORT Treaty (November 1, 2005).
"...Besides its practical value, the report is also interesting due to the fact that it is one of the first examples of detailed scientific analysis of a complex military-technical problem, made by an independent analytical think-tank. In the long run, efficiency of civil control over military forces depends on whether or not a system of independent expertise is created..." (Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye)
Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, (edited by Pavel Podvig with contributions from Oleg Bukharin,Timur Kadyshev, Eugene Miasnikov, Pavel Podvig, Igor Sutyagin, Maxim Tarasenko, and Boris Zhelezov, MIT Press, November 2001)
"A veritable treasure trove of information for all students of Russian nuclear weapons and strategic policy questions." -- Sidney D. Drell, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
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