Category Archives: Russia

Nuclear North Korea: the View from Seoul

By Kelsey Davenport (Seoul, Republic of Korea)—North Korea’s third nuclear test on Feb. 12 sparked concern in the international community about possible qualitative and quantitative improvements to Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal. But concerns about an increasing number of nuclear weapons on … Continue reading

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Obama Renews Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threat

By Daryl G. Kimball Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to continue “to lead the effort to prevent the spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons” represents a renewal of the President’s commitment to pursue a step-by-step plan toward … Continue reading

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New START Almost Goes Over the Cliff

By Tom Z. Collina and Daryl G. Kimball In all the last minute drama about whether the nation would fall off the ‘fiscal cliff,’ it went largely unnoticed that the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) almost took … Continue reading

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The New START Data Exchange Trend Lines: Why Are They So Flat?

By Greg Thielmann The Department of State released today the latest data exchange for the systems limited by the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). Under the provisions of the treaty, the two parties are obligated to exchange … Continue reading

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests: Translating Words Into Action

By Daryl G. Kimball August 29, 2011 is the second official International Day Against Nuclear Tests. It coincides with the 20th anniversary of the historic events that led to the closure of the former Soviet nuclear test site of Semipalatinsk, … Continue reading

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To Russia, With Love?

By Greg Thielmann Last week’s 20th anniversary commemorations of the 1991 Soviet coup attempt prompted some personal reflections on other events affecting relations between Washington and Moscow during that turbulent period. Two years before the coup, a visit by U.S. … Continue reading

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Original Nuclear Weapons States Need to Walk the Walk and Fulfill Their NPT Disarmament and Nonproliferation Commitments

By Daryl G. Kimball and Peter Crail This week’s meeting of senior officials from the five original nuclear weapon states (the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and China) in Paris for the second meeting on nuclear weapons policy … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, New START, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Tactical Nuclear Weapons