Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats” image

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to Security Index journal.


SECURITY INDEX: In your recent op-ed column, co-authored with Sergey Semenov and published by Kommersant Daily, you stated that “Russia and the United States, as major nuclear-weapo...

Russian International Affairs Council

July 1, 2020


For Russia, the military developments and strategies of the United States recreate those challenges and threats that the USSR associated with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Adopted in 1984, the SDI programme involved...

Towards Global Security Through Equal Rights and Consensus image

The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. Today one may unequivocally say that the unipolar project, which has been constructed by the USA with the help of its allies, did not materialize.  There began the construction of a more just multipo...

NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference. image

Throughout the Cold War, there was a race for the development and production of new types of nuclear weapons between the two great powers, the USA and the USSR. Both countries were deploying these weapons in Europe. After the collapse of the USSR, all nuclear weapons from the post-Soviet space were ...

The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

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Pshakin, Gennadiy M. image
City : Obninsk
Affiliation : A.I. Leipunski Institute of Physics and Power Engineering
Position : Senior researcher
Biography :

PhD in nuclear technology (1980). Graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (1965). In 1965-1985 was a nuclear engineer in the area of Fast Breeder Reactors’ nuclear safety, Institute of Physics and Power Engineering. Participated in BOR-60, BN-350 and BN-600 reactors starting as a physicist. In 1985-1993 was an IAEA safeguards inspector. In 1994-2003 – was invited as a country expert to participate in UNSCOM / UNMOVIC (IAEA Action Team-687) inspections in Iraq. Fellow member of Institute of Nuclear Materials Management since 2008. President of the Obninsk Regional Chapter of INMM. Senior researcher at IPPE. Director of Noncommercial Organization “Analytical Center on Nonproliferation”. The member of Russian Nuclear Society.