Russian Nuclear Treaty Violation: The Basics


Launch of R-500 complex “Iskander-K” in 2007. The Obama administration, in a step widely seen as an attempt to put further diplomatic and political pressure on Russia, has accused Moscow of violating a longstanding and relatively noncontroversial arms control treaty, […]

NATO, Poland Voice Concerns on Russia’s Missile-Treaty Compliance

Global Security Newswire

NATO and Poland joined with the United States on Wednesday in voicing concerns that Russia was in violation of a Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty. After months of speculation on when it might happen, Washington earlier this week officially accused […]

Putin’s Treaty Problem: The Lessons of Russia’s INF Treaty Violations

Tom Karako

On September 11, 2013, Vladimir Putin penned an op-ed in the New York Times, objecting to possible intervention in Syria on the principled basis of international law and sovereignty: “The law is still the law, and we must follow it […]

Is Ballistic Missile Defense In Europe Anti-Russian? Many Conservatives Think So

Mark Adomanis

In the long argument about the advisability of ballistic missile defense in Eastern Europe, American conservatives were insistent that the proposed installations presented no threat whatsoever to Russia’s massive nuclear arsenal. The official line of argument was that the installations […]

National Security Must Be Top Priority in Missile Defense

The ChosunIlbo

Russia on Friday voiced opposition against the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, claiming it would “inevitably have a negative impact on the strategic situation in the region and could provoke an arms […]


Russia Appears to Be Violating the INF Treaty

Mark B. Schneider & Keith B. Payne

In 1987, the Reagan administration concluded the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty with the Soviet Union. It prohibits the development, testing, possession, and deployment of INF-range (500- to 5,500-kilometer) ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles. The treaty has been lauded often […]