Responding to Russian Noncompliance with Nuclear Arms Control Agreements
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This paper reports on an investigation of Russian noncompliance with nuclear arms control agreements. It discusses three examples: the Presidential Nuclear Initiatives in 1991-1992, particularly with respect to non-strategic nuclear forces; the Budapest Memorandum concluded with Ukraine in 1994; and the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The paper considers possible explanations for Russian noncompliance with the INF Treaty, including financial and strategic advantages in developing and testing intermediate-range ground-launched cruise missiles (GLCMs). The paper examines the prospects for Russiaﾒs acknowledgment of its violation and return to compliance with the INF Treaty.
Mikhail Tsypkin, David Yost, SIGS
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