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10.07.2015

“We were all distressed that the NPT Review Conference in May failed to reach a consensus outcome. As I told participants, this is regrettable – and worrying. The Conference was also unable to forge a common vision for the creation of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction. I repeat my appeal to all States in the region and others with influence to renew their efforts to establish such a zone. I will do everything I can to advance this goal. I look to this Board for recommendations on what more we can do”, – the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

19.05.2015

“In 2007, Russia and the United States came up with a joint proposal to impart a multilateral character to the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. Eight years later, isn’t it the time to return to this idea?” - Andrey Baklitskiy, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director.

13.05.2015

«Dual-Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies is planned to be an innovative educational product of outstanding quality, combining the best academics as well as practitioners from Russia, and the United States. We are open to cooperation with other countries and institutions», – Albert Zulkharneev, Director, PIR Center.

28.04.2015

“I am glad to greet you on the occasion of the opening of the Conference. The agenda of the meeting includes a range of issues related to the implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which has been a cornerstone of the international security system for more than four decades, ensuring strategic parity and global stability. […] I hope that all the NPT States Parties will reiterate at the Conference their readiness to strictly fulfill their commitments under the Treaty. This will certainly represent an important factor in enhancing peace, security and stability on the entire planet”, – President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

24.03.2015

“The superficially calm atmosphere at the third PrepCom was deceptive. There is a major build-up of frustration ahead of the 2015 RevCon in various parts of the world, including the Middle East and the countries that are unhappy with the slow pace of nuclear disarmament, as well as with the restoration of nuclear weapons’ role as the main guarantee of security in the twenty-first century. Also, during the previous RevCons the USA and Russia worked in tandem to produce persuasive counterarguments, channel that frustration, and make it manageable. In 2015, however, such a concerted effort will require a miracle of political acrobatics – and miracles are in very short supply at the moment,” – the PIR Center’s Director Vladimir Orlov. 


13.03.2015

“At each of the Review conferences, State parties make lengthier statements and the documents are becoming more and more voluminous.  For the next Review Conference, we must concentrate on the practical side of issues.” – Tariq Rauf, Director of Arms Control and Non-proliferation, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

03.03.2015

The latest issue of the Global edition of Security Index journal summarizes key events in the field of global security over the second half of 2014 and even looks further ahead to 2015. It focuses on the ups and downs of the nuclear nonproliferation pays attention to a coming milestone event – the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

26.01.2015

The latest issue of the Security Index journal is partly devoted to the development of the global nuclear energy sector and nuclear infrastructure. Against the backdrop of the oil-and-gas needle and amid the continued devaluation of the Russian currency, the Russian nuclear energy sector seems to offer what may well be the only tangible, comprehensive, and carefully thought-out answer to economic upheavals. This particular branch of the Russian high-tech sector is not a prototype but a working engine.

15.12.2014

«Even the positive climate of the Third Session was a double-edged sword: the delegations were so eager to achieve a consensus that they dropped the most contentious issues from the PrepCom agenda, and left them for the Review Conference to deal with in 2015. Debates at the RevCon will inevitably focus on nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, and the international community will eventually have to tackle these problems head-on», – PIR Center’s "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.

02.10.2014

“Without exception, all articles and materials of this issue were written by staff members, members of the PIR Center Board, as well as graduates of PIR Center, or, if you please, representatives of the expanding PIR Community, our colleagues and friends who at some point during our 20-year history have worked at PIR Center, come to us as interns, received PIR Center scholarships, or completed our educational or training programs.  This issue is a collective gift from our graduates, our friends, constituting of already more than 800 individuals of the PIR Community on PIR Center’s 20th anniversary,” – Editorial Board of the Security Index journal.  



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