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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

III. International politics and global security

Chapter:
1. Introduction: international security, armaments and disarmament
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Dan Smith

Some of the disputes over arms control issues, especially in the nuclear field, reflect the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the USA. Growing political and strategic differences between the two get in the way of cooperation on specific initiatives. In 2016, the choice of language by leaders of both the West and Russia reflected hardening positions on the issues that divided them. There was considerable discussion of a new cold war and it seems likely that any breakthrough in cooperation on issues such as nuclear security and the management of plutonium stocks will need to be preceded by improvements in the general relationship.18 This is particularly troubling given the scale and urgency of some of the issues. For example, the New START agreement will expire in February 2021, ten years after its entry into force. Negotiations on a successor agreement will need to begin well before that date if there is to be any hope for success.

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: international security, armaments and disarmament." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-1-div1-7.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 1. Introduction: international security, armaments and disarmament. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-1-div1-7.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: international security, armaments and disarmament." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-1-div1-7.xml
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