U.S.-Russia Relations, Options on North Korea, and the 15 Minutes it Takes to Launch Nuclear Weapons

By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Apr 2017

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Amid heightened tensions between the United States and Russia, it’s a good time to http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=ed517ab2501bbaa6cfcfd4cdc199037ccf59b89551eacbd4d2ab3efcb73a9d8b1c69972dffaae29c9d2f2431c1956c0e784cefee354211d4 get re-acquainted with Russia’s nuclear program, disarmament treaties, and recommendations for preventing nuclear confrontation between Russia and the U.S. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=ed517ab2501bbaa66a0f3c712eb62964e95fa6870e704099f9dc2f0f221c10ff0f76a26d46705e1335a17003f56fd0bf07c00277f74a6655 Pathways to Cooperation , a report by NTI and the Moscow-based Center for Energy and Security Studies, offers a menu of more than 50 cooperative projects that the U.S. and Russia can implement in the nuclear sphere. In http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=ed517ab2501bbaa6dbe6d29d8634bb7b41365f44f6b19e668842d6cad0d5206c34cba994ea8739ce28124983565f770beff6b0a47ba8ba8d Rising Nuclear Dangers , NTI's Robert E. Berls, Jr. and Leon Ratz outline ways to avoid accidents and build confidence between the West and Russia. Also, be sure to check out NTI’s http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=5bc942ae40f1e6b0d51cf4d443bde373176cbddd04d8d121b85ce05438927d522e8266cec25ff42d0a7ab6533d28edb3f0ba1872b61397ad profile of Russia’s nuclear program , our http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=5bc942ae40f1e6b0d67f0824e32d30ef25b98abe725fdec021cdc895ea549a46ee5f19f68531fcd44c1a5a1315c910e7be03a6159724c71c Russia disarmament overview , and http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=5bc942ae40f1e6b03fe79962512bc186193083e8bc5a3f6b6f2cef477c5e89387f30f249af2c751780ba83f59a531a99ab8de3fd054dbc9e 3-D models of Russia’s missiles , created in partnership with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=ed517ab2501bbaa6cfcfd4cdc199037ccf59b89551eacbd4d2ab3efcb73a9d8b1c69972dffaae29c9d2f2431c1956c0e784cefee354211d4 READ MORE

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