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20.10.2017

"All I have to say to Trump, abandon this reckless game before it’s too late! You are deluding yourself if you think you’ve been dealt all the trump cards. Your imaginary perfect is the enemy of the good. The JCPoA is a good deal. Signed not only by the United States, but also by six other countries (including Russia), it is working well. All the parties are abiding by their commitments. There can be no deal with Iran without Iran itself. Your imaginary grand bargain is a folly; it has no basis in reality." — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, PIR Center founder.

18.10.2017

“In the Universe there is a certain order of its existence, we are part of the universe, and we swung to an atom and decided to create a weapon, that could be a way of destroying the present mankind. I do not know if I understood this in 1995, but now and for a long time I am convinced that this is one of the ways of the extinction of mankind, and it can happen. Every day, it is necessary to think about how to avoid the annihilation of mankind” - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Roland Timberbaev, member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.

18.10.2017

“In the 2002 study on disarmament and non-proliferation education (A/57/124) the Board is encouraged “to consider periodically follow-up action related to disarmament and non-proliferation education”. The most recent consideration by the Board was in 2010. To facilitate its discussion on this occasion, the Board considered a food-for-thought paper by Board member Vladimir Orlov, who was part of the group that produced the original study in 2002. He provided an overview of the 34 recommendations and the need for follow-up at this juncture,” — Report of the UN Secretary-General on the work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.


04.10.2017

“When we say “multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle” in the realm of nuclear power, this is a correct, yet an abstract notion. However, I have always been interested in its practical dimension. And I wanted to find out how these multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle (NFC) work at, in fact, the only facility in the world, where several states jointly own the shares of the International Uranium Enrichment Center (IUEC). Along with Russia, the members now include Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Ukraine. The IUEC has just turned 10 years. It is time to evaluate its past and look into the future,” — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Founder and Special Advisor to the PIR Center. 

29.09.2017

Founder and PIR Center Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir Orlov delivered lectures and also held work meetings with students and professors of regional universities in Russia, where the issues of international security and nuclear nonproliferation are the educational and research priorities – N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Tomsk State University, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin.

27.09.2017

«It is absolutely necessary to reduce nuclear arms, because it will never be used. And it is not important how much, the crucial thing is to continue reducing on 500, 300, or 200, to keep the process going. I would also like to see our leaders saying that we need to move towards total ban, and all efforts along this way are welcomed — even without mentioning the Nuclear Ban Treaty — any activity in the spirit of the sixth article of the NPT is useful”, — Roland Timerbaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, member of PIR Center Advisory Board.

21.09.2017

“The impact of artificial intelligence on international security: both negative and beneficial; assessment of the cyberattack threats on nuclear and bio-facilities; and, finally, recommendations on the development of disarmament and nonproliferation education. These three topics were at the heart of the agenda of the 68th session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters in New York”, — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Special Advisor to the PIR Center.

14.07.2017

“The new treaty provides for a total ban on nuclear weapons, as opposed to the status quo when five countries (Russia, USA, UK, France and China), which are also permanent members of the UN Security Council, possess nuclear weapons legally. The main document regulating this sphere today, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  obliges nuclear weapons states only to "to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to nuclear disarmament,” – Andrey Baklitskiy PIR Center’s "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program" Director.

22.06.2017

“The Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is content-heavy, but it is not a comprehensive ban on this type of WMD. This is truly where its fundamental difference lies from disarmament conventions that prohibit biological and chemical weapons. The rush of the preparation of the document can be seen just by recalling how much time and effort was required by the NPT, and even the conventions on the banning of biological and chemical weapons, and on how carefully, using the UN General Assembly as a platform for measuring global public opinion, the Treaty of Tlatelolco was being prepared”, — member of the PIR Center Advisory Board, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.

21.06.2017

"It has been 15 years since the United Nations conducted a study on disarmament and nonproliferation education, as well as provided 34 recommendations on how to move it far ahead. A lot has been done in this field over this period; however, yet unresolved issues and new challenges suggest that new efforts and policies are by stake-holders all around the world are needed to make it safe and free of weapons of mass destruction", - Adlan Margoev, PIR Center Consultant, Maxim Miroshnikov, PIR Center Project Coordinator

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