ANSWERS: ABM TREATY RENEGOTIATION WILL CREATE A NEW ERA OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE USA AND RUSSIA
COOPERATION WITH RUSSIA CAN PRESERVE THE ABM TREATY
William S. Cohen March 1, 2000, The Times (London) HEADLINE: 'Rogue states cannot hope to blackmail America or her allies' //acs-ln
Secondly, we have made clear to Russia that we want to work co-operatively on adapting the missile treaty. This should answer Russia's concern that we could expand missile defences sharply in the future. The treaty allows limited defences and amendments to fit new strategic realities, if both parties agree. We have proposed adapting the treaty to let us deploy our limited system within an arms control framework agreed by Moscow and Washington. Far from undermining the missile treaty, our proposal would preserve it as a cornerstone of strategic stability.
RENEGOTIATION OF THE ABM TREATY COULD CREATE A NEW ATMOSPHERE OF COOPERATION
Ambassador Yury Nazarkin, Andrei Piontkovsky, director of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Systems Analysis; Vitaly Tsygichko, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Natural, Sevodnya, Nov. 18, 1999, p. 4. Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press December 22, 1999 SECTION: Vol. 51, No. 47; Pg. 10 HEADLINE: Do US ABM Plans Spell Death of Arms Control? // acs-ln-1/1/00
The ABM Treaty . . . is no more than an instrument devised by politicians in 1972 for the realization of a specific concept of strategic stability. In 1999, facing a different spectrum of threats and a fundamental change in US-Russian relations, politicians may conclude that their national interests would be served by a certain modification of that instrument. Successful negotiations on updating the ABM Treaty would foster a new atmosphere in our countries' bilateral relations and offer new possibilities for pursuing a dialogue on revising the entire paradigm of strategic stability in keeping with today's new geostrategic realities.
BUSH TOTAL APPROACH TO NUCLEAR STRATEGY CAN CREATE NEW AND PRODUCTIVE USA-RUSSIA COOPERATION
PAUL MANN February 26, 2001 Aviation Week & Space Technology SECTION: WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS; Vol. 154, No. 9; Pg. 28 HEADLINE: WMD Cleanup Funds Sought //VT2002acsln
President Bush's campaign appeal to rethink strategic doctrine recognizes that need, Sestanovich argued, and his willingness to confront the missile offense/defense conundrum head-on bears the potential for an American-Russian strategic accommodation that better matches the military and geo-political realities of the post-Cold War world.