Archive for: Russia

Valery Yarynich, the man who told of the Soviets’ doomsday machine

Valery Yarynich, the man who told of the Soviets’ doomsday machine

In November 1983, during an autumn of Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, a skilled Soviet military communications specialist struggled...

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Russia no longer wants U.S. aid on nuclear arms security

Russia no longer wants U.S. aid on nuclear arms security

Russia has told the United States that it will not extend the Nunn-Lugar weapons reduction and security agreement after it expires at the end of May, saying it no...

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NATO, Russia and Tactical Nuclear Arms<p style='font size:14px'>By Radoslaw Sikorski & Jonas Gahr</p>

NATO, Russia and Tactical Nuclear Arms

By Radoslaw Sikorski & Jonas Gahr

At the 2010 Lisbon summit, NATO committed itself to the goal of creating conditions for a world without nuclear weapons. NATO should honor this commitment and seize...

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Why Outlook For US-Russia ‘Reset’ Looks Bearish

Why Outlook For US-Russia ‘Reset’ Looks Bearish

Despite the best efforts of President Obama to tamp down controversy, the already troubled US-Russia relationship is looming as a potentially acrimonious foreign...

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Russia Exasperated With US Over Missile Defense

Russia Exasperated With US Over Missile Defense

A top Russian defense official today signaled growing frustration with the US, which has refused to provide legal guarantees that a planned missile-defense shield...

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Putin Says Iran Nuclear-Weapons Ability Would Risk Stability

Putin Says Iran Nuclear-Weapons Ability Would Risk Stability

Russia opposes Iran developing nuclear-weapons capability because it would endanger global stability, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

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White House weighs nuclear arms cuts, but will wait for more talks with Russia

White House weighs nuclear arms cuts, but will wait for more talks with Russia

The Obama administration is contemplating further cuts to the nation’s nuclear arsenal, but any decision about potential reductions is unlikely until Russia and...

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Russia Says Nuclear Submarine Fire is Finally Extinguished

Russia Says Nuclear Submarine Fire is Finally Extinguished

Firefighters extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine Friday as some crew members remained inside, officials said, giving assurances...

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Kazakhstan’s Nazarbaev Calls For Strict Curbs On Nuclear Weapons

Kazakhstan’s Nazarbaev Calls For Strict Curbs On Nuclear Weapons

President Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan has called for stronger international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and reduce existing stockpiles.

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To Russia, With Love? <p></p>By Greg Thielmann

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...

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