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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 Middle East prevented the conference from adopting the Final Document. The NPT review process is now in ...

The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without consensus on a final document. The U.S., the UK and Canada blocked the document over objections to the paragraphs on the creation of а WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East. The Review Conference was also marked by violent disagreements between the P5 and the ...

The vast majority of the states recognize the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global security architecture. The treaty has an unprecedented membership of 191 states, and that number continues to grow: Palestine joined during the latest Review Conference held in April...

In 2010-2015, PIR Center has prepared three nongovernmental White Papers exploring the possibilities to strengthen different aspects of the nuclear nonproliferation regime. This report focuses on following up on PIR Center’s recommendations on implementation of the article VI of the NPT and creation...

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Seminar “The Outcomes of the 2015 NPT Review Conference and the Future of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime” 17.09.2015 17.09.2015

    
  


September 17, 2015

 

  • Is it valid to say that the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime experiences a crisis?
  • How should the dialogue between nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear-weapon states over the article VI of the NPT be structured?
  • What an ad hoc organ of the Conference on Disarmament might constitute for achieving progress on the most relevant arms control issues?
  • What could a compromise between the US and Russia on missile defense, strategic conventional weapons, and the withdrawal of nuclear weapons to the national territory look like? Will such a compromise return to the agenda further reduction of nuclear arsenals?
  • What are the prospects for the multilateralization of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty?
  • How might a permanent regional mechanism of confidence-building measures with regards to weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East look like?
  • Could Middle Eastern countries agree on prohibition of attacks against nuclear facilities?
  • What other confidence-building measures could Middle Eastern governments take in the nuclear sphere?

 

 Programme

 16.00 – 16.50

 Reports:

  •  “The Process and Outcomes of the 2015 NPT Review Conference”

Vladimir A. ORLOV, Director, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Institute of Contemporary International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Special Adviser, PIR Center

  • “The Development of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime from 2015 to 2020”

Andrey A. BAKLITSKIY, Research Fellow, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Institute of Contemporary International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director, PIR Center

Moderator: Albert F. ZULKHARNEEV, Research Fellow, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Institute of Contemporary International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Director, PIR Center

16.50 – 17.30

Commentary:

  • Sergey A. RYABKOV, Deputy Minister, Russian Foreign Ministry 
  • Evgeny P. BUZHINSKIY, Chair of the Executive Board, PIR Center

 17.30 – 18.30

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