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Simon Saradzhyan

Simon Saradzhyan

Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Email: simon_saradzhyan@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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February 12, 2012

"Creating a Culture of Giving"

Op-Ed, Moscow Times

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

It is a truism that rapid accumulation of wealth by a privileged minority is bound to generate lasting resentment by the majority. It is the latter that presidential candidate Vladimir Putin decided to use as a campaign issue when he announced last week that Russia's business tycoons should pay a fee to win public acceptance of privatization deals they benefited from in the 1990s.

Read more:http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/creating-a-culture-of-giving/452896.html#ixzz1mHIcXpxf
The Moscow Times

 

 

February 2, 2012

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: December 2011 - January 2012

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclear terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism. Available in both English and Russian.

 

2011

December 20, 2011

"Mutually Assured Stability"

Op-Ed, Moscow Times

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"Fall 1991 saw U.S. and Soviet leaders display goodwill by pledging to unilaterally consolidate and reduce their nations' arsenals of tactical nuclear weapons in what became the last milestone in the history of U.S.-Soviet arms control....Twenty years after, however, the two countries still have thousands of tactical nuclear weapons outside any of the existing international arms control regimes," writes Simon Saradzhyan

 

 

(AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina. pool)

October 5, 2011

"Putin's Comeback: Fast Forward to the Past"

Op-Ed, International Relations and Security Network

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev’s decision to swap jobs may put an end to the diarchy in Russia but is unlikely to lead to any tectonic policy shifts, writes Simon Saradzhyan. Instead, it will further cement the system of ‘managed democracy’, which in time will become so inflexible that it may fail to cope with a protracted crisis.

 

 

October 1, 2011

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: August - September 2011

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

William Tobey, Pavel Zolotarev to Addresses AtomEco on Joint Threat Assessment; Graham Allison Argues For Eternal Vigor to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism; Aleksei Arbatov Weighs In On Terrorism and Proliferation; more.

 

 

July 29, 2011

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: June-July 2011

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclear terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism. Available in both English and Russian.

 

 

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

June 14, 2011

"A Historic Opportunity for Missile Defense"

Op-Ed, International Relations and Security Network

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

NATO and Russia continue to disagree about binding constraints on ballistic missile defense in Europe. One way out of this stalemate could be for Russia and NATO to conclude a new Founding Act on missile defense cooperation that would contain mutual pledges of non-targeting, but will not require ratification.

 

 

June 8, 2011

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: April - May 2011

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Belfer, ISKRAN Complete Groundbreaking Joint Assessment of Nuclear Terrorism Threat; G-8 Extends Partnership to Prevent Spread of WMD Beyond 2012; Obama and Medvedev Discuss Nuclear Security and Counterterrorism; “Preventing the Next Fukushima”; more.

 

 

June 6, 2011

The U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Yuri Morozov, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Viktor I. Yesin and Pavel S. Zolotarev

Researchers from the United States and Russia have issued a joint assessment of the global threat of nuclear terrorism, warning of a persistent danger that terrorists could obtain or make a nuclear device and use it with catastrophic consequences. The first joint threat assessment by experts from the world’s two major nuclear powers concludes: “If current approaches toward eliminating the threat are not replaced with a sense of urgency and resolve, the question will become not if but when, and on what scale, the first act of nuclear terrorism occurs.”

 

 

June 2011

Breaking the Stalemate of Collective Insecurity in Europe

Paper

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

When it comes to the divisive issues that hinder the cooperation of Russia and the NATO countries, there are two that stand out: the building of European missile defenses and the reforming of the collective security mechanism on the continent. If resolved, these issues could become game-changers in Russia’s relations with the United States and its NATO allies.

 

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