If Washington and Moscow will not return to dialogue on the problems of proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear security, a world waiting to be disastrous, writes the head of the American University in the capital of Russia, public figure and writer Eduard Lozansky for the magazine.
He stressed That the contradictions between 2 States have reached a critical point. The United States blame the Russian Federation in violation of the Treaty on the destruction of the missiles of short and medium range (in force since 1988), Moscow, for its part, has every reason to believe That NATO is de facto violated the Treaty on conventional armed forces in the European Union (CFE). In addition, Washington has many times announced plans to place within Europe strategic missile system.
"in the end, you may start a new and even more unpredictable nuclear arms race. The only method to defend against the nightmare scenario is a direct contact between American and Russian scientists to search for mutually satisfactory solutions. But until not happened, " says the writer.
Edward Lozansky recalls That under the "reset" of relations between 2 States, prishedshey on 1st presidential term of Barack Obama, was staffed with 21 working group. The range of issues covered was wide, But most importantly the work of the expert groups focused on arms control, cyber security and military cooperation. But under pressure from lawmakers who wanted to "punish" the Russian Federation, in the midst of the Ukrainian fall, Obama has ordered to freeze the workflow on almost all fronts.
"It was extremely conflicting actions. They influenced not only the Russian Federation, But also weakened the state of international security, including the United States and its allies ".
A lot of American nuclear physicists the highest level, He writes, emphasize That the termination of the contact with Russia is an extremely dangerous mistake.
"Russian-American cooperation is absolutely necessary in regard to long-standing issues in nuclear safety, such as the Danger of nuclear smuggling and nuclear terrorism. In addition, It (the dialogue - approx. Ed.) will help to limit the spread of nuclear weapons " - quoted Lozansky words of Siegfried Genera, former Director of the national laboratory of Ministry of energy of the United States at Los Alamos.
review the author, a vital question is: whose vision of a nuclear weapons must listen Americans - politicians or experts? He cites the results of one survey of a large number of citizens in the United States, which showed That only 38% of the respondents approve of the foreign policy of President Barack Hussein Obama, and at the same time, 51% of respondents dissatisfied with it. As for the action of Congress, from which emanates an overwhelming number of initiatives aimed against Russia, only 17% of American citizens believe That legislators cope well with their duties.
"I think the Americans are wiser than their politicians. If so, is not obliged Obama to unfreeze the contacts of the bilateral Russian-American groups, starting with those That are observations on nuclear weapons?", - asks the head of the American Institute.