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Simon Saradzhyan

Simon Saradzhyan

Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Nuclear Issues (continued)

February 20, 2013

"A Chinese Silver Bullet for North Korea’s Nuclear Program?"

Op-Ed, RIA Novosti

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

"North Korea’s nuclear test last week indicates that the regime's race to acquire long-range nuclear missiles may have entered its final stretch. If this is the case, then those countries that have been fighting, in vain, to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions might soon find themselves with only one possible secret weapon of their own: China," Simon Saradzhyan of the Belfer Center.

 

 

February 5, 2013

"View From the Global Tank: Russia Can Shoulder Obama’s Challenges - After a BMD Deal"

Op-Ed, RIA Novosti

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

Simon Saradzhyan explains how the growing gap between the U.S. and Russia negatively impacts many goals, both foreign and domestic, outlined in President Obama's second inaugural address, and argues that a deal between the two powers over America's ballistic missile defense (BMD) program in Europe could lead to greater Russian involvement and cooperation in American foreign policy objectives, leaving more time for Obama to address domestic concerns.

 

 

June 11, 2012

"The Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism"

Testimony

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom and Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

On June 11, 2012, the Belfer Center's William Tobey, Matthew Bunn and Simon Saradzhyan testified before Canada's upper house of parliament, the Senate, on the threat of nuclear terrorism and strategies to combat it.

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

April 11, 2011

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: February - March 2011

Newsletter

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

High-Ranking U.S. Official To Discuss HEU Removal from Ukraine; Bunn on Lessons Learned at Fukushima; Heinonen Proposes Empowering IAEA to Probe Trafficking of Dual Use Items; NATO and Russia Urged to Start Building Security Alliance; more.

 

 

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March 22, 2011

"Russia Presses Ahead With Nuclear Plants After Japan Crisis"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

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

While Russian authorities saw the recent calamities in Japan as a chance to initiate a rapprochement with the country, says Simon Saradzhyan, Moscow's overtures to Tokyo have received a cool reception. However, he says, "Japan's nuclear crisis nonetheless represents an opportunity for Russian policy-makers to take a fresh look at the country's nuclear energy policies in order to ensure that both existing and future plants are protected against natural or man-made calamities, even those that may still seem unthinkable."

 

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