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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Russia Confidential analytical bulletin

RUSSIA CONFIDENTIAL analytical bulletin provides its subscribers with an exclusive information on the most topical issues of international security which directly affect interests of Russian Federation.

Among the authors of the bulletin there are leading experts in different areas of international security representing Russian and foreign research centers as well as independent analysts.

Among the recent topics of the bulletin there are:

What Russia and the World Should Expect from the Trump Presidency: Projections on the Future of U.S. Policy in Four Areas

Trump, Russia and a Narrow Window of Opportunity

New Agenda for the 21st Century: New Technologies and Global Security Challenges (A review of the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”)

Suspension and termination of Russian-U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements: implications for Russia, the United States, and global security

 Accusation of cyberatacks: the facts to keep in mind

Military Robotics in the United States, China and Russia: Start of Undeclared Competition

Future on Dialogue on BMD, INF Forces and Conventional Forces in Europe in the Light of Warsaw NATO Summit Results

Russia and the World Opposing New Threats (based on materials from the V Moscow Conference on International Security

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