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Ukraine approved the final closure of Chornobyl NPP and transformation of the "Shelter" object into ecologically safe system
28.01.2009
The President of the Russian Federation issues a decree on establishing the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
28.01.1992
The Agreement between India and Pakistan on the Prohibition of Attack Against Nuclear Installations and Facilities comes into force.
28.01.1991
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26.01.2022

In Vienna, delegations continue to negotiate Iran’s return to compliance with the JCPOA. On Monday, January 24, the issue of releasing U.S. citizens came up on the agenda as a precondition for continuing negotiations. Earlier, the American delegation insisted the negotiations on prisoners release were not tied to those in Vienna and were conducted separately. Apparently, this connection is now urgent to advance the problem with imprisoned U.S. citizens; unless the issues are linked now, the U.S. might miss the opportunity to exert pressure on Tehran’s stance.

25.01.2022

In 2022 global nonproliferation community will mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation EducationSince then, disarmament and nonproliferation education is one of the key instruments of ensuring global security. Raising a new generation of nonproliferation and disarmament experts as well as spreading the knowledge about nuclear factors in international relations among policymakers and civil society are essential to sustain the regime of nuclear nonproliferation today and in the future.

24.01.2022

Recently, the world’s attention has been increasingly focused on the situation in Ukraine. On January 21 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met in Geneva to discuss some issues including guarantees that Ukraine would not be admitted to NATO. The situation is reminiscent of the typical “military alarm”: the media increasingly report that Russia is drawing troops to the eastern border of Ukraine, arms supplies are actively being sent to Ukraine, and sanctions would be imposed on Russia if it unleashes war. There are also reports that the United States is beginning to evacuate its diplomats from Kyiv. At the same time, NATO promised to build up a group of its troops in Europe.

About PIR Center

PIR Center, founded in 1994, is the leading Russian non-governmental organization that specializes in the study of global security issues, nuclear non-proliferation, international information security, and global Internet governance. PIR Center is in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). From 2020, PIR Center holds the status of a socially oriented non-profit organization in Russia (social'no orientirovannye nekommercheskie organizacii, SONKO). PIR Center conducts a wide range of scientific, organizational, consulting, and educational activities aimed at strengthening the role and place of the Russian expert community in the world and defending Russia's national interests at the international level.

ffffIMG_5337.JPGThe main research program of the PIR Center is the Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program, within the framework of which we implement a number of scientific research projects; in particular, we study the development of the situation concerning Iran's nuclear program, the prospects for the development of nuclear energy in the Middle East, the role of Russia within the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. 

In addition to this program, in recent years, several other projects not related to nuclear non-proliferation have also been developed, including projects related to new technologies, global Internet governance, and the prospects of BRICS.

Since 1997, the PIR Center has been developing educational programs in the area of nonproliferation and international security. Under its educational projects, the Center closely interacts with the leading Russian higher education institutions: MGIMO, MEPhI, St. Petersburg, Tomsk and Novosibirsk State Universities and others. With the appointment of PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov in 2001 as a UN consultant on disarmament and nonproliferation education, the Center won international recognition in the sphere of education.

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An important part of our activity is devoted to the organization of training for young professionals from CIS countries and Eastern Europe in the format of the annual International Summer School on Global Security, regularly paid internships for young researchers from various Russian regions. Additionally, PIR Center provides its international platforms to young promising researchers so that they can demonstrate their knowledge and skills to the wide international expert community.

Information and analytical work are also of primary significance for the Center. PIR Center regularly releases information and analytical newsletters and journal such as PIR Press, Yaderny Kontrol, Security Index, The CyberPulse. PIR Center is located in Moscow.

PIR Center has long-standing ties with leading domestic and foreign research institutions, government and non-government experts. All this allows the PIR Center to remain one of the most authoritative Russian organizations to take part in international discussion on global security issues. In its day-to-day operations, the Center maintains close contacts with executive and legislative agencies. The Center receives considerable support from its Advisory Board that numbers more than 60 individual and corporate members.


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