Thursday, January 31, 2019

Will Russia And China Join Forces On Nuclear Weapons Strategy?

China's President Xi Jinping (right) and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, attend a welcome ceremony at the Xijiao State Guest Hotel, before the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia summit in Shanghai, on May 20, 2014. Reuters/Carlos Barria

Newsweek: Russia and China Will Join Forces on Nuclear Weapons Strategy as U.S. Threatens to Leave Arms Deal

Russia and China are boosting bilateral cooperation on nuclear weapons strategies as they accused the United States of disrupting nonproliferation measures during a high-level meeting of the top five nuclear powers.

Representatives of the so-called "Nuclear Five" met Wednesday in Beijing, at a time of heightened tensions between the Eastern and Western permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The grouping included China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., signatories of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a landmark document that sought to curb the spread of weapons of mass destruction during a decades-long arms race between Washington and Moscow.

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WNU Editor: Russia and China are denying these reports .... Russian-Chinese Cooperation Not Aimed Against Third States - Beijing (Sputnik). As to what is my take. Russia is not going to work with China on nuclear weapons strategy. Russia's nuclear arsenal dwarfs China's nuclear stockpile by a factor of 30 (if not more). There is no upside for Russia to work with China. And as for the China. If history is any indication, they prefer to keep their nuclear weapon programs and strategies to themselves.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Russia had worked with Germany and had mutual peace pact. Something changed.

Bob Huntley said...

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