[Autom. eng. transl.] When in March 1983 Ronald Reagan announced the start of the design of a defensive stellar shield capable of "intercepting and destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles before they reach our territory or that of our allies", he effectively proclaimed the end of the doctrine of deterrence and the balance of terror between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Strategic Defense Initiative, or "Star Wars" (as it was later called), reformulated the equation of power that had supported the "great relaxation" for a long time. The project was then abandoned with the end of the Cold War. More than twenty years later, the Bush jr. he resurrected it, entering into bilateral agreements with the Czech Republic and Poland for the deployment of radar and interceptor missiles. With the election of Barack Obama, the missile shield went from a bilateral plan to a multilateral one, directly involving the European allies and the NATO structure. During both the 1980s and the 21st century, the Kremlin strongly opposed the (Euro) American project. Today, like yesterday, the grievances remain unchanged: the shield would defeat Russian strategic and theater armaments, drastically altering the balance of power with the West.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The diplomacy of the missile shield: between Washington and Moscow, there is Warsaw|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- scudo missilistico