№177: NATO Deterrence and Arms Control Policy in a World without the INF Treaty Cover Image

№177: NATO Deterrence and Arms Control Policy in a World without the INF Treaty
№177: NATO Deterrence and Arms Control Policy in a World without the INF Treaty

Author(s): Artur Kacprzyk, Łukasz Kulesa, Marcin Andrzej Piotrowski
Subject(s): International Law, Governance, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: NATO; arms control policy; INF Treaty; Russian missile threat; European Union; security and defence;
Summary/Abstract: To maintain effective deterrence and internal cohesion in a post-INF Treaty world, especially in the face of the growing Russian missile threat to Europe, NATO needs to act in two areas. To enhance its military posture, the Alliance ought to quickly mobilise available defensive and offensive capabilities, plan and exercise their use, and be ready to further adjust its posture in the future. This includes studying the military rationale to deploy conventionally armed ground-launched intermediate-range missiles. To adapt its arms-control policy, NATO members should identify Russia’s most destabilising missile systems, both existing and prospective, and propose arms-control initiatives aimed at limiting them. Although the likelihood of achieving new agreements with Russia is currently low, a more proactive NATO arms-control position could help shape the discussion in the longer term and counter Russian efforts to divide the Alliance.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English