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A New York Times article published on February 14, 2017 and citing unnamed US administration officials has caused another round of accusations against Russia for allegedly violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. In the absence of specific details from the official Washington, t...

Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty contains a commitment by “each of the parties” to pursue negotiations “on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict...

Evgeny Buzhinsky, Anatoly Dyakov, Evgeny Ilyin, Alexander Kolbin, Viktor Koltunov, Mikhail Kustovsky, Vladimir Orlov, Alexander Radchuk, and Vladimir Rybachenkov

Proponents of non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNW) reductions stepped up their rhetoric in 2010. The new NATO Strategic Concept adopted in 2010 and the U.S. Senate’s resolution on the ratification of the New START treaty include paragraphs which allege a disparity between U.S. and Russian NSNW stock...

Presentation of PIR Center president Vladimir Orlov covers different aspects of problem of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The author analyzises whether terrorists can get access to nuclear weapons and other types of weapons of mass destruction and to materials to produce them. A...

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10.03.2017

"Current situation around the alleged violations of the INF Treaty by Russia could be an example of the first serious intervention of non-verified open source information in real decision-making in the military-political realm", – PIR Center’s Consultant Alexander Kolbin. 

20.08.2014

The new issue of the Security Index journal is dedicated to the Russian-Western relations that have become rathertense due to the Ukrainian crisis, - so tense that experts speak about the cold war 2.0. The other important topics, discussed in the journal, are situation in Afghanistan after the troops’ withdrawal, the settlement of the Iranian unclear program. In addition, the authors address the subject of nonstrategic nuclear weapons, joint policy in cybersecurity, increase in combat capabilities.

02.07.2014

“Even a moderate attitude to the issue of control of nonstrategic nuclear weapons is likely to fail without restoring the atmosphere of trust between the two parties and without sincere effort on the USA/NATO part to admit and discuss Russian concerns that cause its current tough stance toward the issue”, - says military analyst Alexander Kolbin.

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Kolbin Alexander S. image
Name: Kolbin Alexander S.
City: London
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Consultant
Expertise:
Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Russian nuclear policy
Nuclear disarmament
Arms control
Biography :

Currently, Alexander is the Advisor to the President of the CargoLogicAir Compaby (international business in air logistics sector), PIR Center's Consultant, Chevening Scholar at the King's College London (MA Program in Non-Proliferation & International Security). Until 2017 - military analyst, then Head of the International Organizations Affairs Division at Volga-Dnepr Group; until 2013 - "Russia and Nuclear Non-Proliferation" Program Coordinator at PIR Center. In 2012 - Guest Researcher at SIPRI. In 2011 graduated from the National Research Tomsk State University with major in International Relations. Winner of the PIR Center's International Summer School in 2010. 06/17

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