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It should be underlined that the concept of “strategic stability” was born in the late 1980s in the context of START-I negotiations to serve as a foundation of deep strategic arms reductions. In this role, it was designed to replace an amorphous and subjective notion of “equal...

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  • Affiliation : Odessa Center for Nonproliferation
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PROSPECTS FOR RUSSIA’S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON WMD NONPROLIFERATION AND NUCLEAR SECURITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Alexander Cheban

Over the past two decades, the twin goals of countering WMD proliferation and increasing nuclear security have remained acutely relevant for Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was left with huge stocks of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their precursors, which had to be either disposed of, or stored with an appropriate level of security. Since Russia had the wherewithal for neither, there was the threat that these poorly guarded nuclear materials would fall into terrorists’ hands.


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PIR Center, 2013

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