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The Security Index occasional paper series came out with a paper “High-precision long-range conventional systems and their impact on strategic stability” by Andrey Baklitskiy

10.02.2020

MOSCOW. FEBRUARY 10. PIR-PRESS. – The Security Index occasional paper series came out with a paper “High-precision long-range conventional systems and their impact on strategic stability” by Andrey Baklitskiy

"Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US- Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War. Such stability is achieved by "seeking agreements that improve survivability, remove incentives for a nuclear first strike and implement an appropriate relationship between strategic offenses and defenses". Development of new types (and improvement in existing ones) of conventional systems (including high-precision long-range missiles, hypersonic systems and space based missile defense) directly influences the strategic stability. Significant shift in the balance of power between Moscow and Washington could undermine the stability, making nuclear conflict more likely", - a consultant at PIR Center, a researcher of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Andrey Baklitskiy

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication

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