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Сдерживание в новую эпоху. Как укрепить многостороннюю стратегическую стабильность

Россия в глобальной политике. 2019. Т. 17. № 4. С. 22-37.

Strategic stability is in deep crisis. The U.S. has been consistently destroying its traditional architecture―the system of nuclear arms control agreements, again considering options to use nuclear weapons in a conventional conflict for winning the war, and refusing to begin serious negotiations to strengthen strategic stability. This creates a vacuum in the field of nuclear weapons and lowers the threshold for their use at a time when the risk of an armed clash between nuclear powers in the current political and technological situation remains quite high. However, the main reason for the crisis is much deeper and lies in fundamental changes in the military-strategic landscape, which make the previous understanding of strategic stability obsolete, and renders traditional arms limitation mechanisms ineffective or even senseless.