This Issue Brief by Nickolas Roth (Harvard University) describes how the United States and Russia arrived at this point. It highlights differences in how the United States and Russia approach nuclear security. It identifies what limited nuclear security related work will likely continue between the two countries in the future. Finally, Roth identifies potential opportunities for future cooperation related to nuclear security between the United States and Russia. Click here ...

"No Defense Department response would be necessary if Russia came back into compliance with the treaty. Unfortunately, in the current political atmosphere between Washington and Moscow, it is difficult to imagine how that might happen," comments Deep Cuts Commissioner Steven Pifer in his latest blog post for the Brookings Institution on the INF crisis with Russia. A U.S. response in the military realm could be expensive and potentially divisive, Pifer explains. Click here ...

"Die anhaltende Krise in der Ukraine offenbart ein schwerwiegendes Defizit amerikanischer Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik: Washington hat verlernt, Russlands strategische Interessen und Motive zu erkennen und zu begreifen. Die Folgen dieser Fehlwahrnehmung befeuern die aktuelle Konfrontation, legen den Grundstein für künftige Konflikte und verhindern einen konstruktiveren Kurs gegenüber dem Kreml. Eine (neo)realistische Analyse von Deep Cuts Commissioner Ulrich Kühn für die neueste Ausgabe des "ADLAS"-Magazins (ab S. 29). Click here ...

Eine Konferenz zur Überprüfung des Nuklearen Nichtverbreitungsvertrages endete jüngst ergebnislos. Dahinter steht ein Richtungsstreit über die Rolle von Atomwaffen. Nun müssen Deutschland und andere Mittelmächte Kompromissbereitschaft einfordern, meint Deep Cuts Commissioner Oliver Meier in seinem neuesten Meinungsartikel auf der Webseite der SWP. Click here ...

"The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered an unusually clear and coherent speech on U.S. missile defense policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) May 19 in Washington.  Although Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr. emphasized in his remarks that U.S. missile defenses should be of no concern to Russia or China, it is easy to see how parts of his comprehensive presentation could be viewed from Moscow or Beijing as hypocritical, or at least deeply ironic," says Deep Cuts Commissioner Greg Thielmann in his latest analysis for the Arms Control Association. Click here ...

A Russian version of the latest Deep Cuts Report is out now! It contains 15 concrete recommendations for national governments on how to advance on the nuclear disarmament and confidence-building track and addresses directly responses to the Ukraine crisis, European security, the INF Treaty, strategic nuclear stability, the "P5" Process and the NPT framework. Click here ...

In his recent op-ed for the Moscow Times, Deep Cuts Commissioner Steve Pifer examines Ukraine's east/west divide and the impact of the on-going conflict in the country. Pifer argues that "One unintended consequence of the conflict is this sense of Ukrainian unity. The Russian president may himself recognize what his policies have done." Click here ...

Mit der Krise in der Ukraine erleben wir derzeit eine schleichene Auflösung bestehender Institutionen und Normen, argumentiert Deep Cuts Commissioner Ulrich Kühn in einem op-ed vom 22. Mai 2015 für die Webseite der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Davon könnten auch die Verhandlungen um einen Atomwaffensperrvertrag betroffen sein. Ob die neue „humanitäre Initiative“ eine tragfähige Alternative darstellt, muss sich erst zeigen. Click here ...

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