When George Bush and Boris Yeltsin signed START II in the snows of Moscow in January 1993, Yeltsin called it "the treaty of hope." It was the most sweeping arms reduction pact in history, slashing in half the number of deployed nuclear missiles and bombers and eliminating the most dangerous and destabilizing weapons of the Cold War, the multiple-warhead land-based missiles.
On Thursday, June 4, the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council will meet in Geneva to forge a common strategy in response to the South Asia nuclear crisis.
In this study the location and type of nuclear weapons in Russia. The report also describes the circumstances of seven known cases of nuclear smuggling from Russian nuclear facilities that involved significant quantities of fissile material.