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18.05.2017

“The structured dialogue on current and future challenges and risks to security launched within the OSCE is not yet a negotiation on a regime of conventional arms control in Europe, but an attempt to develop a shared understanding of what could be its foundation in the current conditions. Russia has supported this process, yet it specified that unless NATO drops its deterrence policy there could hardly be any progress,” —  Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center consultant.

09.12.2014

“Even if the upcoming review conference goes sour, it will not necessarily mean the collapse of the NPT. But even if in all hopes of staying away from excessive drama and the unnecessary letting-out of passions, I cannot help but notice that at the moment there are too many signs that a big blast is possible. Volcanoes sleep for a long time, and signs of recovery do not always mean the immediate beginning of an eruption. But if too many anxiety symptoms accumulate, one begins to think about evacuation and not about the fact that there might be a lot of drama and pathos in statements to the press,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.

11.10.2013

“I would like to congratulate PIR Center on publication of this highly professional study. PIR Center’s report contains a lot of practical and useful information as well as a high quality analytics. The study is particularly useful for a practical work and, of course, it offers recommendations which will be valuable for various ministries and governmental institutions, as well as the State Corporation Rosatom” - Mikhail Lysenko, Director of International Cooperation Department of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.

26.03.2013

“Russia’s withdrawal from the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) will signal the end of the first phase of an amazing experiment. This international effort has helped avoid a massive brain drain of nuclear scientists, chemists, aerospace engineers, and biotechnology pioneers while increasing the difficulty of illicit access by desperate individuals and foreign agents to bomb-making expertise and materials that abound in the world’s largest country. Let us hope that a second, equally promising experiment with similar goals will soon begin,” - Glenn Schweitzer, the first Executive Director of the ISTC, 1992 – 1994.

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