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12.12.2018

“MGIMO and MIIS students organize online seminars since 2015 but this is the first time when such discussion is moderated by two think-tanks. To establish a sustainable dialogue between Russia and the United States on nuclear nonproliferation it is essential to train a new generation of specialists in this field,” – PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev.

01.08.2018

“The NPT is the foundation of our life. It is the most important contemporary international treaty. There is just no treaty more important than the NPT. We must fight for this treaty at all costs; we are doomed without it. We must talk more about the NPT so that everybody knows about it,” – Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, PIR Center Advisory Board Member, one of the negotiators of the NPT.

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. 

28.02.2017

In the new thematic issue of the Security Index Journal “New technologies and challenges to global security” — interview with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on Russia-U.S. relations, and interview with Deputy CEO of Rosatom company Sergey Saveliev on the safety of the space activity, materials of the round table on regulations of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), PIR Center's report on the problematic of a cybersecurity of nuclear objects, article by the Director and Vice-Director of Kurchatov institute on the possibilities and threats coming from nature-like technologies, article by the Director of UNIDIR Jarmo Sareva on the influence of the new technologies on the strategic stability, commentary from Vladimir Legoyda on the relations between religion, science and technology.

26.10.2016


“Emerging technologies shall contribute to sustainable developments if managed in a responsible manner. The International instruments and conventions are useful in this regard if they are implemented in nondiscriminatory manner. Nuclear safety and security are global concerns thus requiring collective approach without political motivations”, – Advisor to the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Asghar Soltanieh.

27.07.2016

“I attach high priority to the deepening of dialogue between the expert communities of Russia and Cuba on key issues of international security, such as the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, terrorism prevention, and international information security,” PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor and Head of the Russian MFA Diplomatic Academy’s Center for Global Trends and International Organizations Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov emphasized, summarizing results of his recent trip to Cuba.


15.07.2016

In the new issue of the Security Index: Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO on DPRK nuclear testing and the future of the CTBTO, PIR Center’s recommendations for strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation regime with comments by Sergio Duarte, High Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), Vadim Kozyulin on autonomous combat systems, Andrey Shkarbanov and Konstantin Stalmakhov on civil liability for nuclear damage, Kamal Gasimov on conflicts and squabbles within Syrian opposition, round table discussion on high-tech crime co-sponsored by CCI and PIR Center, Olga Mikhailova on cyber security of NPPs and critical infrastructure, Alyona Makhukova on Humanitarian initiative and the NPT review process.

04.07.2016

"Theoretically speaking, unexpected stubbornness of a nuclear power plant’s systems responsible for operation of a nuclear facility, processing of nuclear material and safety features designed to prevent accidents can lead to events with consequences comparable to the Chernobyl disaster," — Olga Mikhailova, a nuclear security consultant.

01.07.2016

"The Fukushima tragedy of 2011, reparations for which have already amounted to $52 million fully demonstrated the necessity to create a common legal regime in this field under which the liability of the operating organization and the state would be limited and the victims would have full assurance concerning legal safeguards of their rights and interests" — Konstantin Stalmakhov, Andrey Shkarbanov, Department for legal and corporate affairs of the ROSATOM national nuclear corporation.

03.06.2015

“If suddenly Iran is out of enriched uranium and it isn’t able to provide us with it, we will be able to address to IAEA. It is like to borrow money in an ordinary bank: one cannot rely only on personal income and has to go to a bank from time to time. It’s a certain airbag, which would secure us if the fuel cycle or other things go wrong, for example, due to political reasons. The Middle East is a very turbulent place: today we’re friends, tomorrow there could be another situation,” - Mohammed Shaker, Chairman of Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs.

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