Pavel Podvig

Pavel Podvig

Articles by Pavel Podvig

23 April 2007

A U.S.-Russian missile defense cooperative?

Pavel Podvig

Oddly enough, the U.S.-Russian row over missile defense is exactly what needed to happen for the two countries to start talking again.

25 March 2007

Behind Russia and Iran's nuclear reactor dispute

Pavel Podvig

Moscow has long helped Tehran with its nuclear power program, especially the reactor at Bushehr. So why the sudden change of heart?

25 February 2007

Missile defense: The Russian reaction

Pavel Podvig

The row over U.S. intentions to deploy elements of its missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic has the potential of bringing U.S.-Russian relations--not to mention bilateral arms control--to a new low. Russia has disapproved of the scheme ever since the United States first went public with the system about two years ago. But despite sounding angry, Russia remained calm, arguing that it already possessed the technology to deal with the interceptors the United States planned to place in Eastern Europe.

8 January 2007

Life after START

Pavel Podvig

With the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty expiring in 2009, neither Russia nor the United States appear interested in further nuclear cuts.

1 July 2005
The Russian early warning system is in tatters, which is precisely why it works.