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  • Nuclear Tensions Persist Between the United States and Russia

    • October 20, 2000

    On Wednesday, October 18, Russia reiterated its call to press forward with START III (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), and limit American and Russian deployed strategic warheads to 1,500 each. Moscow also reaffirmed its position that any nuclear cuts would depend on the "preservation and strengthening of the immutability" of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty. Russia said that U.S. deployment of a national missile defense would lead to the "destruction" of the ABM Treaty, adding that Moscow "has not held and will not hold negotiations on the 'adaptation' of the ABM Treaty."

  • Reading Room: The Third Force

  • Publications Catalog Fall/Winter 2000-2001

    • October 19, 2000
    • Carnegie

  • Price of a Cold Peace

    Mending the sad state of relations between Israel, Palestinians, and Arab countries is not merely an issue of peace-making, but rather of reconciliation. And this simply cannot be achieved without addressing the deep-rooted feelings of hatred which have become socially ingrained over the years.

  • Political and Strategic Imperatives of National Missile Defense

    The drive to deploy a National Missile Defense System in the United States is not driven primarily by threats or technology, but by politics. It is motivated primarily by deeply-held conservative political and strategic views on the nature of international conflict.

  • Case of the Missing Technology

    In the wake of President Clinton's decision to delay deployment of a national missile defense (NMD) system, missile defense advocates are crying foul. They insist that the technology is here today. They claim a Clinton conspiracy is depriving the nation of effective defense.

  • Russian Assistance to Iran "Crucial" to Tehran's Nuclear Program

    • October 10, 2000

    Russia is the one exception to U.S. success in dissuading nuclear cooperation with Iran - success, which includes China and Ukraine, according to Assistant Secretary of State for Non-proliferation, Robert Einhorn. In testimony before a U.S Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on October 5, he blamed Moscow's "lack of determination" in failing to stop Iran's procurement of nuclear materials in Russia.

  • Russia's Money Crunch Limits Missile Procurement

    • October 09, 2000

    As a result of budget constraints, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces are having problems procuring new missiles, <i>Defense News</i> reports.

  • Europe Whole and Free

  • We May Need Moscow to Deal with Milosevic

  • Mr. Putin in India: Nuclear Ties to Continue

    • October 05, 2000

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India has underscored Moscow's willingness to continue its nuclear cooperation with New Delhi, while strengthening Indo-Russian defense ties. Mr Putin's unprecedented visit to the center of India's nuclear weaponization program -- Bhabha Atomic Research Center - was perceived "like a blessing from the top for Indo-Russian nuclear ties." The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding expanding cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy. Details were not forthcoming, but The Hindu quoted sources saying the memorandum "is a Russian commitment to contribute to India's growing nuclear energy requirements."

  • China Attacks U.S.-Taiwan Missile Deal

    • October 05, 2000

    A recently announced U.S. arms deal with Taiwan immediately prompted an angry response from Beijing, which warned that there would be "serious consequences" if the deal is approved.

  • Third Force: The Rise of Transnational Civil Society

    The book's six case studies investigate the role of transnational civil society in the global anti-corruption movement, nuclear arms control, dam-building and sustainability, democracy movements, landmines, and human rights.

  • No Simple Truths About Russia

    Last week a commission headed by Republican Rep. Christopher Cox of California released a report sharply critical of the conduct of U.S. policy toward Russia. On the eve of an election and a new administration, the report does the country a service in sparking a debate on Russia policy.

  • Still Kicking: A Forecast of the Post-Clinton NMD Debate

  • Out of the Abyss

    The financial crash of August 1998 delivered a shock to the Russian elite that it so well needed. Russia's problem was never too much "shock therapy," but on the contrary that the reformers were unfortunately too feeble so that they failed to impose both the necessary shock and undertake sufficiently radical reforms.

  • South Asia's Missile Messages

    • September 28, 2000

    Pakistan reportedly has begun full-scale production of the Shaheen I, a 600 km-range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile, successfully tested in April 1999. On September 21, the Pakistani daily The News quoted an unnamed government official saying, "mass production of Shaheen, which can hit Indian strategic points like Mumbai [formerly known as Bombay] and others with 100% accuracy, has started.

  • Prospects for Arms Control in the Bush Administration

    The difficulties facing U.S.’ leadership in nonproliferation efforts are due in large part to the fierce partisan divide that characterizes recent American politics. However, the historical record and declared positions of President Bush indicate that he may be willing and able to implement sweeping arms reductions and advance arms control measures more effectively than the Clinton administration.

  • World Bank of the Future: Victim, Villain or Global Credit Union?

  • Vive What Difference?

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