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The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Midd

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

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I believe that the problems relating to chemical weapons, as we see today in Syria, could crop up in other parts of the world as well. Terrorists have demonstrated their interest in biological weapons in some parts of Africa. I think we should proceed to eliminate the gaps in international law and start drafting conventions for the suppression of acts of chemical and biological terrorism.

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  • Position : Special Advisor
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
    - Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
    - Myanmar in international politics
    - International security policy of the Russian Federation
    - Russian-European security relations
    - Russian foreign policy and the Middle East (including the Gulf region)
    - Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East
    - BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
    - Assessment of best international practices on fighting corruption 
    - Building new European security architecture
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
  • Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • 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
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PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov took part in expert descussions among representatives of Russia, PRC, India and Brazil when the very cocept of the group was only being developed, and we have been closely fallowing the situation since. 

PIR Center analyses Russia's participation in BRICS formate and high-tech cooperation with its members (nuclear energy, informational technologies and use of outer space). PIR Center takes active part in drafting Russian strategy towards BRICS, our experts are members of National Committee on BRICS Research

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International School on Global Security — 2016

PIR Center conducts 16-th International School on Global Security in Abramtsevo September 24 - October 2, 2016.

Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020

A review of the key challenges of the nonproliferation regime and suggestions for its strengthening

New Issue of CyberPulse E-Journal for June 2016

 “Everything that occurs within the framework of the OSCE in matters of international information security, belongs to the sphere of confidence building measures, i.e. all of this, by definition, should be considered as military issues. However, for ...

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Breakthrough in Nonproliferation Education: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey and PIR Center have created a Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies. Student enrollment has already begun.



“In order to come up with possible solutions and avoid further dragging of the Treaty, our Board at its summer session gave high priority to the NPT review process and its prospects for 2016-2020. We agreed that both failure to adopt a final document in 2015, and the absence of substantive discussions on many of the key nonproliferation issues at the conference are causes for concern.  The states made their official statements, presented their positions, and then the frenetic backstage work started: some tried to collect the puzzle named Final Document, some pushed their own egoistic interests.  But there were few attempts to build a dialogue on the most complicated questions, mend the differences, come up with a diagnose and start the treatment”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry; Founder & Special Advisor, PIR Center. 


“The basket of the “international peace and security" took an important place in the BRICS summits agenda, and the upcoming summit in Goa needs to further strengthen cooperation between the BRICS countries in this area. Generally favorable conditions have been formed for this, although one cannot ignore the serious external pressure exerted on some of the BRICS countries in implementing their security policies”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


“Our nuclear facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. This is what policy-makers need to know”, – PIR Center’s report “Cybersecurity of Civil Nuclear Facilities: Assessing the Threat, Mapping the Path Forward”.