….After decades of failed efforts to find common ground on missile defense, leaders in
…..It will not come if a missile-defense system is essentially the creation of a single country with invited participation, or the work of two countries, or the project of an alliance. From the start, Europe, North America and
…….Elements of the Obama administration’s new U.S. four-stage territorial defense system may well provide a critical core for the effort, but the ultimate architecture and the division of labor sustaining it should be an equally balanced three-legged stool.
The reasons for treating missile-defense cooperation as an imminent and serious objective go much beyond narrow concerns. More than a potential game changer in U.S.-Russian and NATO-Russian relations, more than a crucial step in search of a sounder European security order, and more than an essential factor in creating an optimally effective defense against ballistic missile threats, genuine trilateral cooperation in this instance promises to aid progress in bolstering the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
It should add momentum to the already impressive achievements in securing nuclear weapons and materials. It would help
And, not least, it will also create a basis by which strategically key states, including
Progress on all these fronts requires
Соавторы статьи: Сэм Нанн (Nunn) – сенатор-демократ из Джорджии; Игорь Иванов, глава МИД РФ (1998-2004) и Вольфганг Ишингер (Ischinger) – бывший посол Германии в Британии и США.