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13.12.2019

"Strategic stability in its classical sense - the state of relations between Russia and the United States, in which the parties have no incentive to launch the first nuclear strike - was developed between the two countries during the Cold War.  The development of new types of weapons (including high-precision non-nuclear, hypersonic and space-based missile defense systems) has a direct impact on strategic stability. A major change in the balance of power between Russia and the United States could undermine stability, making the likelihood of a nuclear conflict more real," - Consultant to PIR Center and Researcher of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrey Baklitskiy. 

12.12.2019

"US-Russia relations have not been at such a dangerously low level since the end of the cold war," - Cynthia Lazaroff, documentary filmmaker/producer, founder of US-Russian exchange initiatives, environmental activist and Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

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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