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ВАРШАВА – Соглашение между американским и российским президентами о возобновлении стратегического сокращения оружия вновь вернуло к жизни надежду относительно глобального ядерного разоружения. Вряд ли можно преувеличить неотложность данного дела: ядерное оружие может оказаться в руках у государств, которые могут им воспользоваться, а также в руках террористов, не имеющих гражданства, что, в свою очередь, приведет к созданию новых угроз невообразимой пропорциональности.

То, что всего несколько лет назад было благородной мечтой - уничтожение ядерного оружия - больше не является идеей одних только популистов и пацифистов; сегодня эту идею разделяют и профессионалы – политические деятели, известные своим прагматизмом и научные сотрудники, известные своим чувством ответственности.

Изобретение ядерного оружия, которое являлось сдерживающим фактором во время «холодной войны», когда мир был разделен на два противостоящих блока, отвечало потребностям и рискам того времени. Безопасность опиралась на баланс страха, что выражалось в осознании гарантированного взаимного уничтожения.

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