“At the time of confrontation between the United States and Russia, two summits – one in Geneva in 1985, and the other one in Reykjavik in 1986 – helped to change the atmosphere. Neither resulted in specific agreements, but they turned the developments for the better. Although President Trump is facing strong domestic pressure against any meetings with President Putin, this channel of communication should be maintained,” – Amb. Yuri Nazarkin, Professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques.


“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.

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Name: Nazarkin, Yury K.
City: Bogis-Bossey
Position: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR/ Russia
Biography :

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor of Geneva School of Diplomacy. Previously Representative of the USSR to the Conference on Disarmament, the chief negotiator of the START 1 Treaty, Assistant Secretary to the Russian Security Council. Honorary member (Membre d’Honneur) of the Centre russe detudes politiques.

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