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Conventional arms control in Europe: a new agenda – the Russian approach

Evgeny Buzhinsky

In 2007, Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. In 2011, the Vienna Document was adopted, under which participating countries annually exchange military and security information. However, this document’s effects have been criticized as inadequate given the new realities of European security. Thus, by the beginning of the second decade of the XXI century, Greater Europe remains without an effective method of conventional arms control. The need to resolve the impasse and find an effective system of control has become apparent.

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Joint meeting of the Centre russe d’études politiques and the Trialogue Club International, March 12, 2014