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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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Chronology

2010 NPT Review Conference adopted its Final Document
28.05.2010
Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ends with the adoption of the Final Document
28.05.2010
The treaty between the USSR and the U.S. on Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes is signed.
28.05.1976

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10.05.2016

What we see in front of our eyes and what should be at the centre of our thinking is, in telepgraphic style, about the sources of power and influence and what stems from it, the world order. Most analysts have reason to conclude that watching world politics makes experts more and more disappointed and sceptical. Liberals and constructivists are spreading their views in think tanks and academia while the corridors of power, particularly in the leading powers of the world, are full of offensive structural realists. The spin doctors are there to package the message and create the impression that political actions backed by considerations of maximizing power and influence are actually underlined by noble considerations of moral high ground. The influence of think tanks and academia are more on the spin doctors than on those who take the decisions.

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Experts for media

  • 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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Projects

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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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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.

Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests

On January 16, 2016, the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and P5+1 started. Visit our project to find out everything you need to know about the Iranian nuclear issue
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PIR PRESS NEWS

24.05.2016

“The humanitarian rhetoric has led to polarization in the NPT review process. A group of states with more radical approach regarding the nuclear disarmament is ready to delegitimize the possession of nuclear weapons through additional legal instruments. They have separated from a  wider group of states, which support increased pace of disarmament but are not ready for such drastic actions” — Alena Makhukova, PIR Center's Research Fellow.



20.05.2016

200 years ago to this day, the Russian flag was hoisted over the island of Kauai. And the river Don appeared on its map. Hawaii could have become a part of the Russian Empire. So what happened two centuries ago? Why didn’t Hawaii join Russia? What happened to the Russian heritage of Kauai? Vladimir Orlov reports on what happened here 200 years ago. 

20.05.2016

“During the last 17 years, it was confirmed that any state that wants to play at the top table of world politics must have sustainable and complex power base. Without it, there is no chance to lastingly join the leading powers of the world. During the same period the moral superiority of one system versus others has weakened. The moral superiority of the West has been undermined due to 17 years of interventions since 1999. There should not be any misunderstanding, those actions even when legally objectionable due to the absence of the approval of the UN Security Council, could be carried out under the assumption that democracy is better for the people than authoritarian rule, not to mention dictatorship” — Pal Dunay, Director of OSCE Academy in Bishkek.



 
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