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  • Affiliation : Chairman of the Executive Board, PIR Center; Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
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  • Affiliation : Advisor to the Chief of General Staff, Russian Armed Forces
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The Future of Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Options Available

Evgeny Buzhinsky, Anatoly Dyakov, Evgeny Ilyin, Alexander Kolbin, Viktor Koltunov, Mikhail Kustovsky, Vladimir Orlov, Alexander Radchuk, and Vladimir Rybachenkov

Proponents of non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNW) reductions stepped up their rhetoric in 2010. The new NATO Strategic Concept adopted in 2010 and the U.S. Senate’s resolution on the ratification of the New START treaty include paragraphs which allege a disparity between U.S. and Russian NSNW stockpiles. However, neither Russia nor the United States has ever published official figures about the numbers of NSNW in their arsenals. What is the precise definition of non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNW)? Should NSNW talks be held in a bilateral or multilateral format? And will the initiatives on NSNW reductions inEurope yield any tangible results? The round table participants elaborate on these issues.

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Security Index (International Edition) NO. 2 (103), Spring 2013

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