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The U.S. conducts its last nuclear test.
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17.09.2020

“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

16.09.2020

“It is important that PIR Center, along with other socially significant public organizations, will be able to take advantage of the support measures provided by the state. The inclusion in the register indicates that the organization is among the active community of NGOs and has a good reputation, which was confirmed during the implementation of specific projects. I’m sure that during this difficult time, support measures from the state will allow the PIR Center to more easily overcome the consequences of the pandemic faced by the Russian “third sector”, – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the All-Russia People's Front Executive Committee, PIR Center Executive Board member.

10.09.2020

“International security is a game where in the end everything depends on people,” – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the Executive Committee of All-Russia People's Front, Member of the PIR Center Executive Board.

Conventional Arms and Prospects of Arms Trade Treaty. Useful links

Useful Resources

p3529_3.jpgRussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs web page on Arms Trade Treaty: http://www.mid.ru/ns-dvbr.nsf/dvarmstrade You can find official documents and presentations by Russian officials here. All the materials are mainly given in Russian and English.

p2034_1.jpgSite of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (Russian state department for arms export) http://www.fsvts.gov.ru/eng.html contains regulatory legal acts on the Russian export of arms and military equipment, information about Russian participation in international military exhibitions and shows, interviews of senior arms exporters. You can also see references to web sites of main Russian defense producers. Some materials are available only in Russian.

p3534_1.jpgThe Russian Federation Ministry of Defense web page http://www.mil.ru/eng/ provides very general information on the ministry objectives, senior officials. The page “Links” contains a substantial list of references to official Russian state sites starting from Kremlin and ending up with Defense Procurement Agency.

p3554_5.jpgThe Official Document Search System of the United Nations http://documents.un.org/ will let you find UN papers and records by key words and other search parameters. All the materials are available in six official UN languages and various formats.

 

p3554_2.jpgThe web site of the international NGO Saferworld www.saferworld.co.uk contains considerable volume of information on conventional arms control, conflict prevention, security sector reform etc. Original reports by Saferworld deserve special mentioning. Some of them are available in Russian.

p3554_3.jpgwww.smallarmssurvey.org serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.

p3529_1.jpgVisitor of the International Action Network on Small Arms web site www.iansa.org will know about international community activities against armed violence presenting a real threat to developing but also to developed countries. The resource contains reports, legal acts and statistics on SALW. The page http://www.iansa.org/un/att.htm is devoted to ATT.

p3554_4.jpgStockholm International Peace Research Institute web site www.sipri.org is dedicated to conflicts, armaments, arms control and disarmament. SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations based on open sources to policymakers, researchers, media and public.

p3529_2.jpgInternational Institute for Strategic Studies web site www.iiss.org is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defense commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

Resource in Russian only

p3554_1.jpgRussian Weapons web site (Оружие России) http://www.arms-expo.ru/ provides information on modern and prospect military systems but also contains data on military exhibitions as well as current news on defense issues.

 

p3529_5.jpgIndependent Military Review (Независимоe военное обозрение) http://nvo.ng.ru is a source of operative and analytical information on military reforms and national security of Russia.

p3529_4.jpgMonthly National Defense journal (Национальная оборона) http://www.oborona.ru/  is devoted to wide spectrum of the Russian national defense issues.

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