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Author Bartha, Dániel, author

Title Nuclear arms control : implications from the crisis in Ukraine / by Dániel Bartha and Anna Péczeli
Published Rome : NATO Defense College, Research Division, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (12 pages)
Series Research paper / Research Division, NATO Defense College ; 108
Research paper (NATO Defence College) ; 108
Contents Ukraine's nuclear decision -- Strategic nuclear weapons -- Intermediate range nuclear weapons -- Non-strategic nuclear forces -- Ballistic missile defense in Europe -- Conclusions and recommendations
Summary "The latest NDC Research Paper shows how the nuclear disarmament agenda and the debate over further reductions of nuclear weapons in Europe have been affected by recent events in Ukraine. The authors point out that the most important consequences of the crisis in terms of nuclear arms control have been "the dramatically worsened relations between Washington and Moscow, the loss of trust, and the hostile environment which poisons the chances of cooperation. These circumstances are definitely not ideal for further arms control measures and, in many cases, threaten the survival of already existing regimes." Consequences of these dynamics include "undermined solidarity among the P5 states, the distress of the arms control regime as a whole (especially the NPT and its ability to advance the interests of the non-nuclear weapon states), and the weakened value of great power assurances." These problems have been escalated by the weakened positions of arms control advocates, and the strengthened arguments of hardliners. Parallel to these events, the United States and Russia both conducted regular nuclear strike exercises in May 2014 which further fueled strategic tensions. The authors argue that maintaining existing arms control regimes is one of the few options remaining for Washington and Moscow to keep open this important field of cooperation, one which has the potential to provide some level of trust and transparency despite the general decline in U.S. and NATO relations with Russia. This will require a balanced mix of political, diplomatic, economic, and military steps to assist Ukraine and stand up to Russia in such a way that it will be deterred from repeating its actions, but not alienated from future cooperation. These challenges will make arms control harder in the coming years, but that does not mean that the process has lost its viability in the current international security system."--NATO Defense College website
Notes "February 2015."
ISSN 2076-0949 (Print); ISSN 2076-0957 (Online)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version resource
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Ukraine
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Ukraine Conflict (2014- )
Deterrence (Strategy) -- International cooperation
Nuclear arms control -- Ukraine
Ukraine Conflict, 2014-
Nuclear arms control.
Ukraine.
Form Electronic book
Author Péczeli, Anna, author
NATO Defense College. Research Division, publisher
Other Titles Implications from the crisis in Ukraine