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Nuclear Arsenals in 25 Years

Alexander Savel'yev, Roland Timerbaev, Yevgeny Maslin

So what is the future of nuclear weapons in the world? What will the role of nukes in national security be and how will it change? These questions are addressed to the discussion participants. One of them is Alexander Savel'yev, who heads the strategic studies section in the Center for International Security of theInstitute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and took part in the elaboration of the START I Treaty. Another is Col.-Gen. (ret.) Yevgeny Maslin, Director General of Aspekt-Konversiya and member of the PIR Center Executive Board, who served for more than 40 years in the Russian Armed Forces. The third participant is Amb. Roland Timerbaev, Chair of the PIR Center Executive Board and one of the authors of the NPT.

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