Projects

“Russia welcomes the agreement reached today in Vienna on a settlement of the situation concerning Iran’s nuclear programme and the joint comprehensiv...

“A world without nuclear weapons is a long-term goal which we need to start working towards right now. It is possible that at some point in the future...

The immense majority of countries and peoples stand for a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Russian Federation shares this noble goal.

Prime Minister of...

Articles

Divergent perceptions of the proliferation threat play a significant role in the nonproliferation regime. By analyzing threat perception and resulting state policy preferences, the authors help identify issues on which a convergence of views, if not consensus, might be generated, and highlight those...

The year 2012 marks the ten-year anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 57/60 and the UN Secretary General's report on disarmament and non-proliferation education. At the very beginning of the 21st century, it became clear that a new wave of interest in atomic energy, dubbed the "nuclear rena...

The willing to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes was announced by the Gulf Cooperation Council states. The article is focused on the measures taken by these countries to identify the current and future need in electric power, to start developing a nuclear energy capacity, to prepa...

The Iranian nuclear program: is it a threat, and can it trigger an arms race in the Middle East? Or are rumors about its dangers much exaggerated? What are the main problems with the approaches being used by the international community to address the issue? What are the steps Iran itself is prepared...

Experts

  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Affiliation : Deputy Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Position : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Russian Foreign Ministry
  • Affiliation : Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the CNS; Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the CISAC; Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Affiliation : Representative of the Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security and the Director of Disarmament and Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States
complete list

2012 Conference on the Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction - Searching for Solutions 04.10.2012

Materials of the seminar
 

 Speeches:

Wael Al-Assad. Full Text

Rose Gottemoeller. Full Text

Jeremy Issaharoff. Full Text

Mustafa Kibaroglu. Full Text

Vladimir Orlov. Full Text

Sergey Ryabkov. Full Text

Ali Asghar Soltanieh. Full Text

Nikolay Spassky. Full Text

Mikhail Ulianov. Full Text

Mohamed Shaker. Full Text

Youseff Shatilla. PowerPoint Presentation

Additional Materials:

Mikhail Ulyanov. "The Conference on the Middle East WMD-Free Zone: the Region’s Countries Should Be the Main Actors"

Ivan Trushkin. WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: From Ideas to Reality

Vladimir Orlov. A Nuclear-Weapon-Free Middle East: Looking for Solutions

PIR Center’s White Paper “NPT-2010: Strengthening the Regime”


Photo gallery

10_Seminar.jpg

Agenda

Preliminary Session exclusively for members of the Trialogue Club International  (by special invitation only, Leningradsky Hall):

Assessing Changes in the Middle East: the View from the Region

 

Moderator - Dr. Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]

 

  • Mohamed SHAKER, Chairman, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Egypt [confirmed]
  • Ambassador Ali Asghar SOLTANIEH, Permanent Representative the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, Austria [confirmed]

 

10.30 – 11.00

 

Registration of participants

 

11.00 – 11.45

 

Session 1: The Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction – Views and Ideas from Russia (Grand Ballroom Hall)

 

Moderator - Dr. Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]

 

  • Ambassador Sergey A. RYABKOV, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]
  • Ambassador Nikolai N. SPASSKY, Deputy Director General, Atomic State Corporation Rosatom, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]
  • Dr. Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]

 

11.45 – 12.15

 

Session 2: The Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction- Views and Ideas from the Region

 

 

Moderator - Dr. Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]

 

  • Ambassador Wael AL-ASSAD, Representative of the Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security and the Director of Disarmament and Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States, Cairo, Egypt [confirmed]
  • Mohamed SHAKER, Chairman, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Egypt [confirmed]

 

12.15-12.45

 

Q&A session and discussion

 

 

12.45 – 13.30

 

Session 3: 2012 Middle East Conference: Work in Progress

 

Moderator - Dr. Evgeny P. BUZHINSKY, Senior Vice President, PIR Center, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]

 

  • Mikhail I. ULYANOV, Director, Department for Security Affairs and Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]
  • Ambassador Ali Asghar SOLTANIEH, Permanent Representative the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, Austria [confirmed]

 

13.30 – 14.00

 

Q&A session and discussion

 

 

14.00 – 15.30

 

Lunch (Janus Restaurant)

 

 
  • Ambassador Jaakko LAAJAVA, Facilitator of the 2012 Middle East Conference, Helsinki, Finland [confirmed]

 

15.30 – 16.15

 

Session 4: Any Future For WMD-Free Middle East? (Grand Ballroom Hall)

 

 

Moderator - Konstantin von EGGERT, Journalist, Kommersant-FM, Member of the PIR Center Advisory Board, Moscow, Russia [tentatively confirmed]

 

  • Rose GOTTEMOELLER, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State, Washington, the United States [confirmed]
  • Ambassador Jeremy ISSACHAROFF, Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel [confirmed]
  • Dr. Mustafa KIBAROGLU, Chair, International Relations Department, Okan University, Ankara, Turkey [confirmed]

 

16.15 – 16.45

 

Q&A session and discussion

 

 

16.45 – 17.15

 

Coffee break

 

 

17.15 – 18.00

 

Session 5: Nuclear Energy Development in the Middle East: Risks and Advantages

 

 

Moderator - Dr. Irina D. ZVYAGELSKAYA, Chief Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]

 

  • Ayman KHALIL, Director, Arab Institute for Security Studies, Amman, Jordan [confirmed]
  • Andrey A. BAKLITSKIY, Internet Project Director, PIR Center, Moscow, Russia [confirmed]
  • Prof. Youseff SHATILLA,  Dean of Academic Programs, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE [confirmed]

 

18.00-18.45

 

Q&A session and discussion

 

 

18.45-19.00

 

Closing remarks

 

 

19.30-21.30

 

Reception (Grand Ballroom Hall Lobby)

 

 

Translation of the seminar was availiable in our Twitter account https://twitter.com/PIR_Center

For questions related to the international seminar of October 4th, please contact Alexander Kolbin at phone +7 (495) 987-19-15, +7 (985) 764-98-96, fax +7 (495)981-19-14, or at email: Kolbin at pircenter.org

 

Comments

 
 
loading