Chronology

South African President F. De Klerk ends development of nuclear weapons and eliminates available nuclear devices.
26.02.1990
The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency enters into force.
26.02.1987
The USSR resumes nuclear tests, citing a lack of action on its initiatives by other nuclear weapons states, primarily the U.S.
26.02.1987
The USSR decides to create thermonuclear weapons.
26.02.1951

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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

Conventional Arms Control in Europe – End of Regime or to be Continued?

Does Russia need a regime of conventional arms control in Europe? And if the answer is "yes", what should it look like?

New work of the authors that on the highest level are searching ways to break the stalemate on the conventional arms control in Europe is a must-read for understanding the difficulty and ambiguity of the issue in Russia.

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Contents


Intoduction


Cration of the CFE Treaty


The Paris Treaty of 1990


CFE corrections in 1991–1996


Adaptation of CFE


Strugle for the entry in force of Adapted Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty and Russian moratorium


CFE developents after the Russian moratorium. The essence of Russian approch


What next?


Conclusions


About authors


References

 

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