As China and India’s nuclear and conventional capabilities evolve, there is a growing need to establish an open dialogue to overcome misperceptions and opacity surrounding each country’s nuclear posture.
It is important that Washington and Moscow take steps toward compromising on ballistic missile defense cooperation now as a foundation for effective engagement with Beijing in the future.
No issue in the area of European military security is more important or more vexed than that of nonstrategic nuclear weapons.
No issue is more urgent or central to achieving progress toward the goal of creating an inclusive Euro-Atlantic Security Community than making European missile defense a joint project of the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and Russia.
While an additional round of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control is in the national security interest of the United States, carrying out a new round of arms control talks will be extremely difficult.
Congressman Michael Turner spoke on the House defense act and its relation to the New START agreement, further nuclear reductions, U.S. nuclear targeting strategy, missile defense, and non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe.
The next round of U.S.- Russia arms control presents some truly daunting challenges but there is much that the Obama administration could do in the remainder of its first term to lay the groundwork for another treaty while reducing nuclear risks.
While India's space program has largely been civilian-run, the country's military is increasingly interested in expanding operations to defend against threats to its space assets.
While nuclear arms control is enjoying a renaissance of late, whether that momentum dissipates or leads to further agreements will require a painstaking effort by U.S. and Russian diplomats and experts to move past Cold War prejudices and the mistakes and misunderstandings of the post-Cold War era.
The 2011 conference focused on new actors and new agendas, reflecting the need to develop cooperative responses to challenges being posed by changing technology, distributions of political power, interest in nuclear energy, and security conditions in key regions.