NEWSWATCH: “Kremlin: Talks to Decide Future of Nuclear Pact With US” – AP

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“The possibility of extending a pivotal Russia-U.S. arms control pact is to be discussed in prospective talks …. Peskov[] said the prospects of extending the New START Treaty … set to expire in 2021 will ‘depend on the position of our American partners’ and require negotiations. … the 2010 pact … limited Russian and U.S. nuclear arsenals to no more […]

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Russia, U.S. slow down pace of strategic weapons reduction under START Treaty

Russian Mobile ICBM Parade File Photo

(Interfax – October 7, 2015) The United States and Russia shared the data on the condition of strategic offensive weapons according to the 2010 START Treaty, ex-chief of the General Staff of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Col. Viktor Yesin told Interfax-AVN on Oct. 7. “The information published by the U.S. State Department, it’s a pity that it was not […]

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Russia-U.S. arms reduction: What future for START III?

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(Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.ru – Viktor Litovkin, special to RBTH – April 10, 2014) The START III Treaty on arms reduction came into force in 2011 and is not due to expire until 2021. How effective is the agreement as a measure to limit the strategic offensive capabilities of Russia and the U.S., and do recent political differences threaten […]

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Why Russia Undermines the Norm of Nuclear Disarmament

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(PONARS. Eurasia – ponarseurasia.org – Polina Sinovets, Associate Professor. Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University – December 20, 2013) [Footnotes here http://www.ponarseurasia.org/memo/why-russia-undermines-norm-nuclear-disarmament] Russia is one of the founding fathers of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and continues to play a major role in its framework today. Together with the United States, Moscow plays an important role in keeping the regime intact, […]

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New START treaty must be implemented before further nuclear disarmament moves are made – Moscow

File Photo of Stealth Bomber in Flight

(Interfax – MOSCOW, September 29, 2013) The New START Treaty on strategic offensive arms reductions must be implemented before further large-scale steps are taken in nuclear disarmament, a Russian diplomat said. “The Russian nuclear disarmament priorities remain unchanged. Before taking further large-scale steps in nuclear disarmament, the implementation of the New START Treaty must be ensured and its effectiveness and […]

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