Alexei Arbatov

Scholar in Residence
Nonproliferation Program
Moscow Center
Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.
 

Education

PhD, History, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
MA, Moscow State Institute of International Relations 

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Alexei Arbatov is a scholar in residence with the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program. Formerly, he was a member of the State Duma, vice chairman of the Russian United Democratic Party (Yabloko), and deputy chairman of the Duma Defense Committee.

Arbatov is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He leads the academy’s Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, where he was once a department head and a research fellow.

He is a member of numerous boards and councils, including the research council of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, and the Russian Council for Foreign and Defense Policy.

Arbatov is author of several books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, Russian military reform, and various current domestic and foreign political issues.

  • Op-Ed National Interest July 17, 2014
    Iran, Russia, and the Ukrainian Crisis

    The fundamental dilemma of Moscow’s policy lies in whether it is worth cooperating to achieve a comprehensive agreement with Iran, which would primarily be a success for the United States, under conditions of confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

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  • Eurasia Outlook July 15, 2014
    In Time of Sharp Tensions, Islamist Extremism Continues to Unite Russia and the United States

    The problems arising across the globe from militant radical Islam cannot be dealt with at a later date. Russia and the West have vital mutual interests, since they share this common enemy. Given the extent of its involvement, Russia should take the initiative.

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  • Eurasia Outlook May 29, 2014
    The Ukrainian Crisis and Iranian Negotiations

    A number of complex questions remain unresolved as negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program enter their final stage. The main question is whether the cooperation between Russia and the West would continue at the previous levels in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine.

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  • Op-Ed Foreign Affairs May 25, 2014 Русский
    Close Ranks

    Even as relations sour between Russia and Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian defense-industrial cooperation remains very important for both countries. They both stand to lose if it wanes.

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  • Article April 30, 2014 Русский
    Prospects of Engaging the United Kingdom and France in Nuclear Arms Control

    If Washington and Moscow move forward with creating a multilateral nuclear arms reduction dialogue, they should look first to France and the United Kingdom.

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  • Op-Ed Ezhednevnyi Zhurnal December 20, 2013 Русский
    Are Iskander Missiles Secretly Deployed by Russia Along Western Border?

    No agreement prohibits deploying of Iskander missiles along Russia western border, but it makes the military situation tense. It appears that Russia chose the path of escalation in relations with NATO.

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  • Article December 10, 2013 Русский
    Strategic Dialogue: A Change of Priorities

    If a political window of opportunity in U.S.-Russia relations opens in the future, then the key to resolving the current impasse in the negotiations will not be an agreement on BMD systems, but rather an agreement on modern conventional long-range offensive weapons.

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  • Op-Ed YABLOKO October 24, 2013 Русский
    New Global Strike Systems Create Serious Problems for Russia

    The current confidence-building and arms limitation measures are less effective for resolving the problems caused by the conventional prompt global strike systems being developed by the United States.

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  • Eurasia Outlook September 12, 2013
    Syria: Make Arms-Control, Not War

    The proposal to hand over Syrian chemical weapons to international monitors is a very positive development. It may prevent the American airstrike against Syria and allows Russia and the United States to finally find some common ground.

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  • Op-Ed Russia in Global Affairs April 15, 2013 Русский
    Real and Imaginary Threats: Military Power in World Politics in the 21st Century

    It seems that Russia is not ready to face new and diverse threats and challenges in international security. Instead, it gives priority to preparations for war with the United States and NATO.

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  • Carnegie Moscow Center April 8, 2013 Русский
    Missile Defense: Confrontation and Cooperation

    Although the U.S.-Russian recent attempts to agree to a joint missile defense system have failed, the imperatives for such collaboration are increasing. Over the coming decade, the two countries should take steps to integrate missile defense systems into the regimes of nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation, and mutual security.

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  • Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center October 25, 2012 Русский
    Nuclear Reset: Arms Reduction and Nonproliferation

    The concept of nuclear disarmament as an essential condition for nuclear nonproliferation is again entering the realm of practical politics, but the movement toward nuclear disarmament is extremely difficult and fraught with great dangers.

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  • Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center July 5, 2011 Русский
    20 Years Without the Berlin Wall: A Breakthrough to Freedom

    Enormous societal and political shifts 20 years ago opened prospects for a new, united Europe. Despite Russia’s role in this peaceful departure from totalitarianism, the country’s course in the subsequent two decades was not so straightforward. While the demolition of the Berlin Wall is no guarantee of success, democratic transformations are a necessary precondition.

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  • Washington November 8, 2010
    Outer Space: Weapons, Diplomacy, and Security

    In this global era, the world faces a host of security challenges which cannot be resolved by any one nation, especially through the unilateral use of military force. One key issue that requires urgent international attention is the military use of outer space.

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  • Moscow: Carnegie Moscow Center December 25, 2009 Русский
    Nuclear Proliferation: New Technologies, Weapons, Treaties

    A broad array of military, political, and legal issues exert an increasing influence on the issue of nuclear nonproliferation, and they must be taken into account in any effort to strengthen the nonproliferation regime.

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  • Washington July 1, 2006
    Beyond Nuclear Deterrence: Transforming the U.S.–Russian Equation

    While deterrence as a concept has always been paradoxical, it is poorly equipped to handle today’s most significant nuclear challenges: proliferation and terrorism. Nuclear arms control must move beyond the deadlock of deterrence.

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  • Russia Today July 6, 2009
    Medvedev-Obama: Tough Talks?

    Alexei Arbatov and George Perkovich discuss their expectations for President Barack Obama's first official visit to Russia.

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