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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2016.

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Magazine Article - Los Angeles Times

Summit Underscores Obama's Mixed Results on Nuclear Security

| April 1, 2016

President Obama convened more than 50 world leaders in Washington this week hoping that international progress on one of his long-standing policy priorities, nonproliferation, would outlast his administration, but the gathering served mostly to highlight the mixed record of Obama’s nuclear agenda.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin sit at Chebarkul testing range. Russian and Chinese forces held their first joint maneuvers on Russia's territory.

AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service

Magazine Article - World Politics Review

Global Insider: Russia-China Military Ties Growing Despite Friction

| April 26, 2012

Russia and China launched their first joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea on Monday. In an email interview, Simon Saradzhyan, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, discussed military cooperation between Russia and China.

The Russian frigate Neustrashimy makes its way through the Suez canal, in the town of Suez, Egypt. A Russian Navy spokesman said the Neustrashimy will join military vessels from other nations protecting shipping in pirate-infested waters off Somalia.

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Journal Article - NATO Science for Peace and Security Studies

The Dynamics of Russia’s Response to the Piracy Threat

| April 2012

Russia’s Maritime Doctrine describes “maritime shipments” as being of “vital importance” to the country. Maritime shipments have accounted for 60 percent of Russia’s foreign trade shipments in the recent years. However, vessels bearing the Russian flag account only for 4 percent of Russia’s foreign trade shipments. And the Russian fishing fleet remains relatively near to Russia’s shores, not venturing into the Indian and South Pacific Oceans.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, second left, visits the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011.

AP Photo/Sedrak Mkrtchyan, PanARMENIAN

Journal Article - Noravank Foundation, 21st Century Journal

Armenia and China—Case for a Special Partnership

| March 2012

This article by Simon Saradzhyan takes stock of the Armenian-Chinese relations to discern whether Yerevan has been effective in its response to the ongoing rise of the Middle Kingdom as the two countries prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this April.

Journal Article - Journal of International Security Affairs

Preventing the Unthinkable

| Spring/Summer 2011

During the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack came mainly from the U.S.-Russian nuclear arsenals, writes Kevin Ryan. Today, however, the United States and Russia have been forced to adapt to a new nuclear threat—that of dedicated terrorists with money and technological access who seek to obtain and use a nuclear device.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference to close the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, April 13, 2010.

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Journal Article - CTC Sentinel

Building a Strategic U.S.- Pakistan Nuclear Relationship

| April 21, 2010

"The United States and Pakistan recently initiated a promising series of high level talks to develop a strategic relationship between the two countries. Even in pursuit of such an expanded bilateral agenda, however, lowering the risks associated with Pakistan's nuclear weapons must stand at the top of the list of priorities."