Category Archives: International Security

Thomas Countryman: On Russian-America Strategic Relations

Thomas Countryman, the chairman of the Arms Control Association board of directors since 2017, gave a lecture to the students of the ‘Strategic and Arms Control Studies’ Master’s program, at the School of International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University. This is the full transcript of the lecture.
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China Accedes to Arms Trade Treaty

This week, China acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty, which will bring the total number of States Parties to 107, the country’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On July 6, Ambassador Zhang Jun deposited China's instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty to UN Secretary-General Guterres. "The Chinese government…
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New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

The Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance of the U.S. the Department of State has released a fact sheet of New START Treaty aggregate numbers of strategic offensive arms. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The data in this Fact Sheet comes from the exchange of data required by the treaty.  This data is…
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US-Russia Meeting on Strategic Stability, June 22

It is now official that Russia and the United States will meet in Vienna to discuss strategic stability this month. June 22nd is the date set for this meeting. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall S. Billingslea will head the meeting. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News.…
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Russia Invites US Defence Secretary to Victory Parade

Russia's Defence Minister, Sergei Shoygu, held telephone talks with the US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper. In this call, Shoygu extended an invitation for the U.S. Defence Secretary to Victory Parade next month in Moscow. The Russian ministry of defence published a statement about the call between Shoygu and Esper. Their talk covered the fight…
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China’s National Defence & Security in the Time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has strongly hit every aspect of life world wide, and the defence sector was no exception. China was the first country to receive the strike, yet it has made sure to secure its national defence while keeping control of the epidemic situation. Chinese president Xi Jinping addressed China's national defence and security…
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Russia’s National Security To Be Discussed at Army-2020

The Russian Ministry of Defence has announced that as part of the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum, foreign guests will be part of a roundtable discussion of Russia's National Security. "Contemporary World Order and Its Impact on the National Security of the Russian Federation" is the title of the event. Various issue that tackle energy, economic,…
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Any US SLBM Attack Will be Perceived as a Nuclear Attack

In a briefing held on 29 April, Maria Zakharova,Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said that US Department of Defence reports about deploying low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile warheads had not gone unnoticed by Moscow.   She condemned the US move as "dangerous" and said the announcement carried with it an "element of destabilisation" and a "purposeful blurring between non-strategic…
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Keeping Peace in the Nuclear Age

Why Washington and Moscow Must Extend the New START Treaty Ten years ago, the United States and Russia signed the New START treaty—a nuclear arms control agreement that we, as the heads of our governments’ respective delegations, helped negotiate. Since then, New START has played a central role in keeping the peace and preventing a dangerous arms…
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Ryabkov: Russia Did Not Violate Nuclear Testing Ban

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov spoke to the Russian News Agency TASS today and said that that Russia did not take any actions violating its obligations on banning nuclear tests. "As for the reproaches coming from Washington for more than half a year now that we allegedly do not fully comply with our moratorium…
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