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Russian presidential decree that enables Russia to export, in case of emergency, nuclear equipment, materials and technologies usable for peaceful purposes to the non-nuclear states where not all nuclear activities are subject to the IAEA safeguards
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30.04.2021

Today, the PIR Center has a holiday; 27 years ago, an independent and unparalleled institute in the field of international security was born, which today has every reason to be proud of. The situation in the world and the country requires us to make new progress. Full speed ahead!

29.04.2021

"Inside this hell, there was an oasis that gave out the highest quality product. PIR Center. They tried to compete with us, but it's all ridiculous. And they lived sinfully, and they ended up funny. But inside this product, there were still quite human relationships. I came to the oasis and could breathe – it was very important", - Professor of the Department of Integrated Communications, HSE University, Dmitry Evstafiev.

26.04.2021

On April 26, 2021, the world remembers the most difficult pages in the history of nuclear energy. Exactly 35 years ago, there was an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The accident raised important questions that had previously been thought about too rarely or not at all. It was after Chernobyl that discussions around the issues of nuclear safety – both operational and physical-intensified. And partly because of the "Chernobyl experience", the Russian Federation was the skirmisher of such discussions. The PIR Center was not left aside either.

Topics for MA theses

Tentative MA theses topics 

 for the MGIMO-PIR-MIIS Dual Degree Program on

Nonproliferation Studies

1. U.S.-Russia Collaboration on the NPT Extension in 1995: Lessons Learned and Policy Recommendations for the NPT Review Process.

2. US-Soviet/Russian Cooperation on Proliferation Prevention: A Case Study and Lessons Learned [Options: a) Iraq; b) Libya; c) DPRK; d) Syria.]

3. Ensuring a Sustainable and Long-term Solution to Risks Related with Further Development of the Iranian Nuclear Program.

4. Effectiveness of Sanctions as a Tool of Nonproliferation Policy: Historical Cases and Lessons Learned.

5. Multilateral Diplomacy for Addressing Proliferation Concerns: Challenges and Solutions.

6. Addressing the Risk of Missile Technology Proliferation Through Transparency Measures and Multilateral Arms Control. The Potential of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

7. Prospects for International Cooperation on Addressing Cyber Threats to Civil Nuclear Facilities.

8. Prospects for Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control and Strategic Stability between Russia/the United States and China.

9. Prospects for Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control and Strategic Stability between Russia, the United States, and China.

10. The Future of the P5 as a Collective Framework for Addressing Nuclear Threats

11. Updating the Concept of Strategic Stability and Identifying Key Parameters of Future Arms Control.

12. Criteria of Success for the NPT Review Process: Lessons Learned from the 2010 and 2015 NPT RevCons and Looking into the 2020 RevCon.

13. Improving the Mechanisms and Increasing the Efficiency of the NPT Review Process: Ideas for the 2025 NPT Review Cycle.

14. Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Nuclear Risks in [options, choose one: a) Brazil; b) Japan; c) South Korea; d) Egypt; e) Indonesia]: a Case Study.

15. Platform for a Constructive Dialogue Between Nuclear-Weapon States and Non-Nuclear-Weapon States on Article 6 of the NPT? 

16. Assessing Nuclear Security Threats in [a) Central Asia; b) South Asia; c) the Middle East; d) ASEAN Region].

17. Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: the Role of Bilateral US-DPRK Dialogue and Involvement of Regional Stakeholders.

18. Negative Security Assurances as a Contribution to Nuclear Nonproliferation: Case-Studies and Lessons for the Future.

19. Impact of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime.

20. Outer Space Regulation: Prospects for Peaceful Exploration and Prevention of Arms Race.

21. IAEA Safeguards: Current Challenges and Potential Ways of Transformation

22. Addressing Proliferation Risks Related to Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

23. Peaceful Nuclear Energy Development in the [options, choose one: a) Middle East; b) South-East Asia; c) Europe; d) Latin America; e) Africa].

24. Developing an International Dialogue on Nuclear Security.

25. Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism: Current Challenges, New Technologies, and New Solutions.

26. Ways to Unblock Multilateral Disarmament Processes and Improve its Machinery.

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