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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

II. Russian–US strategic nuclear arms control

Chapter:
8. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile

In 2010 Russia and the USA concluded a strategic arms reduction treaty to succeed the 1991 Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START).1 The replacement of START, which expired on 5 December 2009, had become a high priority for both countries since START’s comprehensive verification regime was the primary means by which they monitored each other’s strategic nuclear forces. The START regime also served as the basis for verifying the implementation of the additional nuclear force reductions mandated by the 2002 Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT, also called the Moscow Treaty), which lacked its own verification provisions.2 Senior Russian and US officials expressed concerns that if the START verification arrangements were no longer observed, the strategic forces of their countries would become much less transparent to one another.3 More generally, the conclusion of the new treaty was seen, especially in the USA, as an important step towards constructively ‘resetting’ Russian–US relations.4

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N.. "8. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-87.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S. (2016). 8. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-87.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N.. "8. Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-87.xml
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