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While most of the countries remain concentrated on the Ukrainian crisis, there is a possibility of another crisis at the different edge of Eurasia. The potential troublemaker is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its nuclear missile program, which has somewhat revived in recent times.


Negotiations to return to Iranian nuclear deal in recent weeks have noticeably stalled. The main reason for this is the discrepancy between the positions of Tehran and Washington on the status of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is extremely important for Iran both from a military and economic point of view. On this background, external players interested in the restoration of the deal became more active. First of all, this concerns the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.


The military situation in Europe against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian special operation in Ukraine remains tense. On May 1, joint exercises Defender Europe and Swift Response began in Poland and eight other NATO countries. These exercises said to be last until May 26. Up to 18 thousand servicemen from the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and other countries will take part in them.


On April 28, the 113th Spring Session of the Trialogue Club International took place. It was dedicated to the topic “Hot Spring of 2022: Introduction to A New Global Insecurity, where the Ukraine events of early 2022, its potential consequences and future situation were discussed.


The United States is now preparing equally for both a scenario where there is a mutual return to compliance with Iran on a nuclear deal, as well as one in which there is not an agreement, the State Department said.


Today is the birthday of our beloved PIR Center! We are turning 28 years old. In 1994, an independent and unparalleled institute in the field of international security was born, which today has every reason to be proud of.


The problems of a WMD-Free Zone traditionally occupy an important place in nonproliferation issues. It was firmly on the international agenda in 1995, when a resolution on the Middle East was adopted at the NPT Review Conference on the initiative of Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. The goal of this research paper is to analyze the preparation, progress and results of the Second Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Weapons Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) to assess the progress of the establishment of the ME WMDFZ, as well as to determine the possible position of the Middle Eastern States at the upcoming NPT Review Conference.


April 26 is the Day of remembrance of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. On the night of April 26, 1986, the turbogenerator was tested at the fourth power unit. It was assumed that the reactor would be stopped, and the generator indicators would be measured. But it was not possible to safely shut down the reactor: at 01:23 (Moscow time) an explosion occurred, and a fire broke out. This emergency is the largest disaster in the history of nuclear energy. The reactor core was destroyed and the power unit building partially collapsed. A significant release of radioactive materials into the environment was also recorded. The intense fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant lasted 10 days.


Ukrainian nuclear power plants, despite a number of incidents that have occurred since the beginning of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, continue to operate normally. However, the Ukrainian side, due to the emergency of the situation, is in dire need of external assistance for its nuclear sector, primarily of equipment necessary for the safe operation of facilities.


Swiss political scientist Gui Mettan in the article "Zelenskomania and the destroyed image of Switzerland" shared his expert vision of the armed conflict in Ukraine.