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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

II. Staged reductions in Russian and US nuclear weapons

Chapter:
1. A world without nuclear weapons: fantasy or necessity?
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2010
Author(s):
James E. Goodby

Russia and the United States together possess about 90 per cent of the world’ s inventory of nuclear weapons. Understandably, these states have taken the lead in reducing their nuclear arsenals. The next phase of Russian–US nuclear arms reductions would follow the implementation of the 2010 New START Treaty, the successor treaty to the 1991 Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START Treaty) and the 2002 Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT).6 This phase might be concluded in the medium-term but it is better to define this by a functional, rather than a time-bound measure. That construct is more meaningful than a guess about the time it would take to get there. The next phase of reductions will bring Russian and US nuclear forces to the lowest level that the two countries can accept in the absence of binding limitations on the nuclear forces of other states.

Citation (MLA):
Goodby, James E.. "1. A world without nuclear weapons: fantasy or necessity?." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012. Web. 22 Nov. 2014. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-5.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Goodby, J. (2012). 1. A world without nuclear weapons: fantasy or necessity?. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 Nov. 2014, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-5.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Goodby, James E.. "1. A world without nuclear weapons: fantasy or necessity?." In SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Retrieved 22 Nov. 2014, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-5.xml
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