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The first of July 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the opening for signature of the landmark Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). This treaty is the world’s most important multilaterally negotiated international treaty on global nuclear governance. Of its 193 States partie...

Tariq Rauf

The outcome of the 2015 Review Conference was not unexpected. It was clear since the 2014 NPT PrepCom that the Middle East and nuclear disarmament would be issues where the gaps were unbridgeable. Reasons for failure were plenty. Even if one accepts at face value the statements of the NAM and the Ar...

The latest deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue was set for July 1, 2015. On April 2, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the parties managed to draft Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. However, as the negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 con...

The non-governmental White Paper ‘‘Towards Nuclear Disarmament: NPT Article VI and Implementation of the 2010 Review Conference Decisions’’ prepared by the PIR Center was in the focus of a discussion organized in the margins of the 2014 NPT PrepCom in New York in May 2014. Today, it is reviewed for ...

Andrey Baklitsky, Kayhan Barzegar, Wu Bingbing, Farhad Mamedov, Eman Ahmad Ragab, Tariq Rauf, Mustafa Fetouri, Mohammed Shaker

The roundtable is based on the discussions held in 2014 in the framework of the high-level working group ‘‘Iran in a Regional and Global Context’’ established by the PIR Center and the Strategic Studies Network. The participants attempted to analyze in an in-depth way the full spectrum of potential ...

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01.08.2018

“The NPT is the foundation of our life. It is the most important contemporary international treaty. There is just no treaty more important than the NPT. We must fight for this treaty at all costs; we are doomed without it. We must talk more about the NPT so that everybody knows about it,” – Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, PIR Center Advisory Board Member, one of the negotiators of the NPT.

30.06.2016

"During the last two and a half months our initiative has received further development. I think, the reaction to our proposals is rather good by the Conference on disarmament standards. More than a dozen countries, including very influential ones, have supported us. The vast majority says that the initiative is interesting and there is a feeling that if we ensure consensus, these countries join it with enthusiasm," – said Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms control, the Russian Foreign Ministry.


23.12.2015

“With growing tensions on the European continent, with the nuclear factor once again being bandied about, with fresh plans to deploy new nuclear weapons and a clear risk of the INF Treaty being lost — in these dire circumstances, the NPT should be as steady as a rock, with no reservations.” – Vladimir Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


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Name: Rauf Tariq
City: Vienna, Austria
Affiliation: Member, International Advisory Board, International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastroph
Biography :

In 2012-2014 - Principal at Global Nuclear Solutions, Inc. Until 2012 - Head of verification and security policy coordination at the IAEA. Scientific Secretary, IAEA Director General's Expert Group on Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (2004/2005). Director of the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program, at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, from September 1995 until February 2002. Advisor and Non-Proliferation Expert with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada), and to the House Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Parliament of Canada), 1990-2002. Senior Associate at the former Canadian Center for Global Security (the Canadian Center for Arms Control and Disarmament) in Ottawa, 1986-1995. Expert Advisor to the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction, 1995. Consultant with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization since 2018. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2013.

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