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The Ukraine crisis and control of weapons of mass destruction: impacts on German arms control objectives

Die Ukraine-Krise und die Kontrolle von Massenvernichtungswaffen: Auswirkungen auf deutsche Ziele in der Rüstungskontrolle

Oliver, Meier

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract Russia's annexation of Crimea will make it harder for Germany to achieve its disarmament and non-proliferation objectives. Joint action by Russia and the United States to reduce their strategic nuclear arsenals appears unlikely in the medium term. And that reduces the chances of tactical nuclear weapons being included - as Germany would prefer - in a future arms control accord. While existing nuclear arms control agreements have not thus far been openly called into question, they may yet become consumed by the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Berlin should argue against NATO re-directing missile defences at a Russian threat. In order to prevent a further weakening of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Germany can emphasise the value of security guarantees for non-nuclear-weapon states. (author's abstract)
Keywords Ukraine; political crisis; arms control; disarmament; weapon of mass destruction; security policy; Federal Republic of Germany; Russia; United States of America; foreign policy; pressure-group politics
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Free Keywords Krym (Avtonomna Respublika); Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968-07-01); Taktische Nuklearwaffe; Taktische nukleare Streitkräfte; Raketenabwehrsystem
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 7 p.
Series SWP Comments, 30/2014
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications