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Does The INF Treaty Have A Future?

Evgeny Buzhinsky

The expert community is increasingly raising the question of whether Russia should withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) today. Potential Russia’s pullout from the Treaty has been discussed since 2003. The issue remains controversial as the treaty is claimed to be detrimental to Russian national security. At the same time, the idea of initiating the collapse of yet another disarmament treaty raises serious concerns over its probable impact on strategic stability. Besides, a thorough analysis shows that unlike the ABM Treaty, the INF Treaty does not hamper Washington’s defense plans, and this fact leaves certain window of opportunities for the Treaty’s future.

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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2014

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