Russia Balks At Another Bilateral Nuke Deal

Posted: August 3, 2010 in Arms Control, New START, Russia, START, Tactical Nuclear Weapons
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New Nuclear Cuts Must Be Multilateral, Ergo There Will Be No More Cuts

Russia appears to be happy with their place in the nuclear world.

Why is that?  Because they are satisfied with where they think new START will leave them on the strategic side vis-a-vis the U.S. and the rest of the world, and they will also be keeping their massive inventory of tactical nuclear weapons.

At least that’s the conclusion you can draw from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

This first means that Russia can modernize their strategic forces as they see fit.

Next, strategically speaking , it also means they don’t plan to go much lower than new START unless such efforts are done multilaterally (pretty unlikely).

Finally, it also signals that Russia is unwilling to cut their tactical nuclear weapons unless such an effort is done multilaterally, again, pretty unlikely.

  1. […] If you don’t believe me, check with the dude, aka Prime Minister Lavrov, who has said (in effect) ‘no more bilateral nuclear treaties.’ […]

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