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Four principles of strategic stability

It is possible, at least conceptually, to sketch out a set of broad principles for U.S-Russian strategic stability – those principles are rooted in Cold War legacies but need to be adapted, revisited, and broadened in light of changing strategic capabilities a...

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As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remaining vestiges of international arms control architecture and one of the few areas of potentially prod...

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International Security in Cyberspace: New Models for Reducing Risk

Christopher A. Ford

A report by the US Department of State for International Security in Cyberspace declares two models for reducing "cyberspace risks" for the United States - promoting the norms of responsible state behaviour and deterrence. However, the method of cooperation on the issue of jointly ensuring information security and promoting the rules of responsible behavior of states in cyberspace is not the preferred method for interacting with Russia. The White House seeks to cooperate in cyberspace security only with "like-minded states."