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Nuclear Weapons Have Outlived Their Usefulness as a Political Instrument

Gennady Evstafiev

In the first issue of the Yaderny Kontrol in November 1994 we published an interview headlined “Nine Questions on Nuclear Nonproliferation” with Gennady Evstafiev, who served at the time as head of the disarmament and WMD nonproliferation department of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). 18 years on, we have discussed with Lieut.-Gen. Evstafiev, PIR Center Advisory Board member, the same questions concerning the key problems facing the nonproliferation regime, its future, and the difficulties of Russia in the area of nuclear security. What has changed since 1994?

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