Where does the missile shield come from and who does it defend us from. How the shield protects us from what the Russians don’t have and doesn’t protect us from what they have

Policy Brief, no.3, February 2010

Author: Paul Ivan

CRPE launches a policy brief about the debate surrounding the planned missile shield to be installed in Romania. The report provides the relevant historical context of the development of this technology and dispels some of the myths and erroneous information present in the public debate.

The post-Cold War world has seen the proliferation of threats coming from pariah states like Iran or North Korea. Unwilling to accept a nuclear threat from these countries, the United States is trying to develop a defense system to cancel it.

The report is available only in Romanian, here.