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A second atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki. The 20-kiliton, 3,157-kg bomb named Fat Man was dropped, resulting in 75,000 deaths.
09.08.1945
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05.08.2022

PIR Center continues a new section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is dedicated to the international document that is considered to be the very first to become the forerunner of the modern arms control system.

01.08.2022

PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.

27.07.2022

This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms control and disarmament. Considering the devastating environmental consequences of nuclear weapons use, the nuclear-weapon states should take responsibility for possessing nuclear weapons just as they took responsibility for carbon emissions.

27.07.2022

The 2022 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, inherited from covid 2020 and repeatedly postponed due to the raging pandemic, opens in New York on August 1. Four weeks of work of the NPT member States delegations – what will it be: a breakthrough to a more reliable cementing of the Treaty? Beating around the bush and straining to demonstrate its own indispensability? Or a harsh disputes that will call into question both the value and the effectiveness of this document?

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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