Current Status and Future of Russian Strategic Forces
Publications of 1998
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- Strategic Nuclear Forces of the Former Soviet Union: Past, Present and Projected, (Arms Control Today, November/December 1998, Volume 28, Number 8)
- Modernization Of Strategic Nuclear Weapons In Russia: The Emerging New Posture, (by Nikolai Sokov, Monterey Institute for International Studies, the electronic version of the report is published in December, 1998)
- START II Treaty and Destiny of Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, (by Yu. Maslyukov, Izvestiya, December 16, 1998, p.1, 6)
- Financing of Strategic Forces Will Be Guaranteed by a Law, (by Igor Korotchenko, NVO-NG, N 42, November 6-12, 1998, pp. 1, 3)
- On Current State and Prospects of the Russian Nuclear Arsenal - in Russian -(WPS. Oborona i Bezopasnost, November 1, 1998)
- Russian Strategic Nuclear Weapons / Ed. by Pavel Podvig (the authors: Pavel Podvig, Oleg Bukharin, Boris Zhelezov, Timur Kadyshev, Eugene Miasnikov, Igor Sutyagin and Maxim Tarasenko) - Moscow, IzdAT, 1998, 492 pages. See an annotation (now in English).
- Nuclear Weapons and Russia's Economic Crisis, (by Nikolai Sokov, PONARS, Memo No. 43, November, 1998)
- Nuclear Fist Is Clenching, in Russian, (by Sergei Sokut, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, October 21, 1998, p. 1)
- A Trident, A Bear-Spear Or A Lance? (by Alexander Golz, Yadernaya Bezopasnost, N 15-16, August-September, 1998)
- Russian Strategic Arsenal in 2010 (by Nikolai Sokov, International Affairs, July 1998)
- The Future of Russian-U.S. Strategic Arms Reductions: START III and Beyond, (Cambridge MA, February 2-6, 1998). The Summary Report of the meeting. Day 1. Projected Forces With and Without START II.
- Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces - Current Status and Prospects for Future. In Nuclear Arms Reduction. The Process and Problems (Ed. by A.S. Diakov, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies at MIPT, Dolgoprudny, published in English in June, 1998).
- Nuclear Successor States of the Soviet Union: Status Report on Nuclear Weapons, Fissile Material, and Export Controls (Report by The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and The Monterey Institute of International Studies)
- Taking Stock. Worldwide Nuclear Deployments 1998. (by William M.Arkin, Robert S. Norris, Joshua Handler, March 1998, NRDC)
- Downsizing A Mighty Arsenal. Moscow Rethinks Role As Its Weapons Rust (by David Hoffman, The Washington Post, Monday, March 16, 1998; Page A01). See also Press Barrage Signals New Phase of Denuclearization Campaign (Decision Brief of the Center for Security Policy, March 18, 1998)
- Nuclear Notebook, Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces, End of 1997, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, March/April 1998, Vol. 54, No. 2
- Evolution of Russian Strategic Offensive Forces, in Russian (by Nikolay Sokov, Yaderny Control, v. 37, N 1, January-February, 1998, pp. 46-61).
- The Russian Strategic Forces: Uncertain Future (by Paul Podvig, the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies at MIPT, presentation at the conference The Future of Russian-U.S. Strategic Arms Reductions: START III and Beyond, Cambridge MA, February 2-6, 1998)
Strategic Rocket Forces
- Ten Topols for Half A Price (by Viktor Litovkin, Obschaya Gazeta, December 31, 1998)
- Ten New "Topol-M" Strategic Missiles Will Be Put On Alert Tomorrow (by Igor Korotchenko, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December 29, 1998, p.1)
- Russia Set To Deploy Topol-M Missiles. Move Comes Amid Dispute on Control (by David Hoffman, The Washington Post, Sunday, December 27, 1998; Page A23)
- New "Topols" Will Get Nuclear Warheads, (by Sergei Sokut, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December 16, 1998, p. 2)
- Soviet and Russian ICBMs -in Russian, (by Mikhail Pervov, Moscow, 1998, 206 pages)
- We Need Missiles Yet. Yuri Maslyukov in Izhevsk, (by Vyacheslav Smolentsev, Zavtra, N 45, November 10, 1998)
- Efficiency, Cost, Ability to Implement (by Sergei Sokut, Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, October 30 - November 5, 1998, N 41, 1998 p. 1).
- The SRF: A Year After Integration (by Ilshat Bychourin, Krasnaya Zvezda, October 28, 1998, p. 1)
- Renewal Of Strategic Forces Delayed. Fifth Flight Test of Russia's New ICBM Topol-M Fails (by Viktor Litovkin, Izvestiya, October 24, 1998, p. 1). See also "Poplar's" Down (by Semyon Novoprudski, Izvestiya, October 24, 1998, p. 1); Topol-M Tests Will Continue (by Sergei Sokut, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, October 24, 1998, p. 2); Russian Rocket Explodes in Test Mishap Casts Doubt on 1998 Deployment of New ICBM, (by David Hoffman, The Washington Post, Saturday, October 24, 1998; Page A22); Nuclear Force Has Been Self-distructed. (by Ilya Bulavinov and Ivan Safronov, Kommersant-Daily, October 24, 1998, p.3)
- Present Russia's Nuclear Policy, (by Petr Belov, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, September 25, 1998, p. 7)
- At the Conjuncture of Under Financing (Vladimir Yakovlev, NVO-NG, N 19, May 22-28, 1998, p. 4)
- Colonel-General Vladimir Yakovlev: Russia's Interests? - This is Not My Question -in Russian (by Vladimir Maryukha, Nuclear Security, April, 1998, N 11-12)
- Incompetence or a Conscious Lie? (by Alexei Prokudin, NVO-NG, N 13, April 3-9, 1998, p.4). See also on the subject: Nuclear and Missile Gamble, (by Petr Belov, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, February 20, 1998, p.7) and A New Nuclear Missile Philosophy of Russia in XXI-st Century, by Colonel-General Vladimir Yakovlev, CinC of the SMF, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, February 12, 1998, p.1)
- "Nuclear Shield" Is Getting Obsolete, But Threatens No Catastrophe, (by Oleg Vladykin, Obschaya Gazeta, No. 8, 1998, p. 2)
- Strategic Missile Forces' Pride - the "Topol-M" - in Russian, (by Dmitry Litovkin, Russkoye Oruzhiye, February 28, 1998)
- "Topol-M" is an Optimal Weapon for Russia, (by Sergei Sokut, NVO-NG, N 5, February 6-12, 1998, p.6)
Sea Based Strategic Forces
- Uncertain Future of Submarine Missile Carriers, (by Radii Zubkov, Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, N 47, December 11 - 17, 1998, p.6)
- First Typhoon may be decommissioned next year, (by Thomas Nilsen, Bellona press release, December 8, 1998)
- Russian "Typhoons" May Happen To Be Disposed Of, (by Yuri Golotyuk, Izvestiya, November 20, 1998, p. 1)
- START II and Parity With the U.S., (by V. Dubrovin, Morskoi Sbornik, September, 1998, pp. 33-38)
- The Russian Navy Will Be Planted of "Topols", (by Dmitri Safronov, Yadernaya Bezopasnost, N 15-16, August-September, 1998). See also, "Uriy Dolgoruki" Will be Rebuilt on the Stocks -in Russian, (by Viktor Litovkin, Izvestiya, September 9, 1998); comment of Bellona on the publication in Izvestiya, and Russia Sorts Out a New "Nuclear Shield" for Itself, -in Russian, (by Sergei Golotyuk, Russkii Telegraph, July 8, 1998, p.2)
- The Future of Russian-U.S. Strategic Arms Reductions: START III and Beyond, (Cambridge MA, February 2-6, 1998). The Summary Report of the meeting. Day 4. A Russian Naval Perspective.
- Combat Duty on Nuclear Kegs (by Alexey Tarasov Izvestiya, May 12, 1998). See also Russia Is Warned Of Missile Menace Corroding Submarine-Based Weapons Threaten Nuclear Disaster, Expert Says, (By David Hoffman, The Washington Post, Thursday, May 14, 1998; Page A25)
- Submarine Fleet and National Security of Russia (by Valerii Aleksin, NG-NVO, N 11, March 20-26, 1998, p.4).
More about strategic submarines
- The Sea Leg of the Nuclear Triad, (by Yuri Kuznezov, NVO-NG, N 4, January 30- February 5, 1998, p. 6).
Air Based Strategic Forces
- Blackjack and Further..., (by Malcolm Davis, Air International, November, 1998)
- Reliable Deterrence by Smaller Forces, (by Sergei Sokut, NVO-NG, N 39, October 16-22, 1998, p.2)
- Strategic Aviation Hits Its Targets (by Alexander Shaburkin, NVO-NG, N 35, September 18-24, 1998, p. 6)
Papers published in 1996 and 1997
- Ukrainian Tu-160s Will Not Fly (by Aleksandr Yegorov, Kommersant-Daily, March 26, 1998, p.3)
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