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Introduction

Terrorism has been a threat to Russia since the 19th century. Taking on different forms – from the revolutionary Narodnaya Volya to national separatism with an infusion of Wahhabism in Ch

Chronology

The U.S. and DPRK sign the Agreed Framework.
21.10.1994
Protocols 2 and 3 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga) come into force for China.
21.10.1988

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19.10.2020

As of 2020 the two major nuclear powers hold 90% of the world’s nuclear warheads, the SIPRI Yearbook 2020 report says, with China building up its arsenals to cross the 500-600 warheads line in the near future. If we compare bare figures, the world today with 13400 nuclear warheads possessed by all the 9 nuclear states looks more stable and secure than some 40 years ago, when over 60000 warheads were at their disposal. The deployed 1500-1700 warheads, that both the US and Russia have in their arsenals today, is still enough for mutually assured destruction. During the Cold War MAD strategy was a pillar of strategic stability and promoted the establishment of a legal framework to curb potential nuclear build-up. The only treaty still in force meant to safeguard strategic stability is the New START, which is set to expire February 5, 2021, leaving the world without any Russian-US arms control agreement.

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Experts for media

  • Position : Associate professor , Head of Center for Applied Political-Military Research
  • Affiliation : School of World politics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Expertise :
    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
    - European security
  • Position : Program Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - Central Asia
    - Illegal arms traffic
    - Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
    - Cyber security
    - Arms control
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Arms control
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Roland Timerbaev: memory gallery

Roland Timerbaev, indisputable authority, teacher, and mentor, passed away a year ago. He was and remains number one for people involved in nuclear nonproliferation. Although today he is no longer with us, each of us remains with his rich heritage -...

XX Anniversary International School on Global Security — 2020

XX Anniversary International School on Global Security — 2020

The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

The purpose of the project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

PIR Center continues to facilitate Russian-American dialogue on strategic security issues and NPT Review Process

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Educational breakthrough in the field of non-proliferation: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and PIR-Center have established a dual degree master’s programme in the sphere of non-proliferation.
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PIR PRESS NEWS

14.10.2020

“I offer my congratulations to the fifth cohort of students in the dual-degree program in nonproliferation studies for your admission. This program is important for anyone who cares about the future of US-Russian relations or the global nonproliferation regime. I advise you to use your time wisely, as two years will fly by before you know it. The opportunities provided by PIR Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MGIMO and MIIS are all around you and at your disposal”, ‒ Noah Mayhew, Research Associate at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

13.10.2020

This article examines the new trends emerging in the Russian Federation’s foreign policy under the conditions of extreme ideologization, militarization of international relations and consistent destruction of the arms control system. The author analyzes the main directions of Russian-American relations at the present stage and elaborates a roadmap which, when implemented in practice, should result in an effective transformation of the concept of deterrence and restore strategic stability.

09.10.2020

“It is always a pleasure for me to participate in the PIR Center School, I think it is the best format in terms of rich discussions on topical issues of international agenda that directly relate to our country’s position in the world", ‒ Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.



 
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