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Treaty of Pelindaba establishing a zone free of nuclear weapons in Africa entered into force
12.08.2009
The first test of a Soviet hydrogen bomb, named RDS-6s, with a yield of 400 kilotons.
12.08.1953
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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

Russian-American dialogue on global security issues has been among PIR Center's priorities for many years. With the current deteriorating state of the bilateral relations, the importance of such dialogue between the two countries has been increasigly growing over the past few years, a tendency that will expectedly remain valid for many years ahead. 

In 2016, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) renewed its efforts to promote Track 1.5 dialogue between Russia and the United States by establishing a high-level US-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process. In 2017, another initiative by the three institutions was launched that brought leading experts on arms control and strategic stability from the two countries to form Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations. 


“Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: an Agenda for 2018-2020

"Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability Through Russia-US Dialogue", Recommendations by U.S.-Russia Working Group. Reported by Adlan Margoev, "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director, PIR Center.

Dr. Philipp Bleek, Associate Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Finding Shared Interests Despite Conflicting Ones: A Comment on “Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability Through Russia-U.S. Dialogue”

Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). "Updating the concept of strategic stability

Dr. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "Hard, but necessary: Upholding four principles of strategic stability"

Thomas Countryman, Arms Control Association, Chair of Board of Directors. "Trump and Putin have to talk about de-escalation and cyber-interference"

Elena ChernenkoDeputy-head of the Commersant newspaper foreign policy department, PIR Center executive board member"Cyber space: a new battlefield between the US and Russia or a new area of cooperation?"

Robert EinhornSenior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Even faced with challenges, arms control can once again improve U.S.-Russian relationship"

Yuri Nazarkin, Professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques. "Arms control agenda remains valid until next U.S.-Russia summit"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "Modernizations of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Vladimir Leontiev, Deputy Head of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. "Modernization of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "De-escalation and Crisis Management in U.S.-Russian Relations"

 

“U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Lessons Learned (1970--2017) and Steps Ahead (2018-2020)"

 

Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Co-Chair of the Working Group, Founder & Special Advisor, PIR Center. Introductory Remarks: "The window of opportunity in US-Russian dialogue is closing very quickly"

Hon. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "How the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Could Dramatically Erode – and Why the United States and Russia Should Cooperate to Prevent that Outcome, and How"

Mr. Aleksandr Kolbin, Consultant, PIR Center. "From Brezhnev to Putin: Dynamics of the Soviet / Russian Leadership Attitude towards Cooperation with the United States on Nuclear Non-Proliferation"

Amb. Yuri Nazarkin, Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve. "US-Soviet Negotiations of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty: Experience of the Dialogue, Lessons Learned for Future Work, and Joint Approaches Towards Article VI of the NPT"

Ms. Daria Selezneva, Master's Degree Candidate, MGIMO-MIIS Dual Degree Program. "Soviet-US Negotiations on Articles I & II of the NPT with the Case Study of Multilateral Nuclear Force in Europe: History & Lessons Learned for NPT Review and the Issue of Nuclear Sharing"

Dr. Petr Topychkanov, Nonproliferation Program Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center. "US-Soviet and US-Russian Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation in South Asia"

 


For questions regarding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security project, please contact “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail margoev at pircenter.org.

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