Events

03.10.2013

PIR Center's report is devoted to the analysis of the outcomes and further prospects of multilateral and bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear security and counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

03.09.2013

PIR Center organised jointly with the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow bilateral Russian-Dutch seminar “The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance: Moving to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague”

28.02.2013

Within the framework of the project “The Future of Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security” PIR Center established a Working Group that analyzes the prospects for Russian participation in international cooperation in ...

19.04.2012

On April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held an International seminar on “Lessons and Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”.

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Experts

  • Position : Advisory Board member
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Director
  • Affiliation : Senior Advisor, Nuclear Materials Security Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
  • Position : Research Fellow
  • Affiliation : Odessa Center for Nonproliferation
  • Position : Chairman of the Executive Board; Chairman of the "Trialogue" Club International
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Founder
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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News

02.03.2017

“Both strategic stability and global security rely heavily on confidence. The inherent dual-use nature of all emerging technologies can undermine this confidence and has the potential to trigger arms races”, Jarmo Sareva, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). 

15.07.2016

In the new issue of the Security Index: Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO on DPRK nuclear testing and the future of the CTBTO, PIR Center’s recommendations for strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation regime with comments by Sergio Duarte, High Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), Vadim Kozyulin on autonomous combat systems, Andrey Shkarbanov and Konstantin Stalmakhov on civil liability for nuclear damage, Kamal Gasimov on conflicts and squabbles within Syrian opposition, round table discussion on high-tech crime co-sponsored by CCI and PIR Center, Olga Mikhailova on cyber security of NPPs and critical infrastructure, Alyona Makhukova on Humanitarian initiative and the NPT review process.

04.07.2016

"Theoretically speaking, unexpected stubbornness of a nuclear power plant’s systems responsible for operation of a nuclear facility, processing of nuclear material and safety features designed to prevent accidents can lead to events with consequences comparable to the Chernobyl disaster," — Olga Mikhailova, a nuclear security consultant.

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The Future of the Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security

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"Despite the difficulties arising from the declaration of Russia's withdrawal from the ISTC, the organization is actively working on plans for its reform.  This new direction will be critical for Russia, since the ISTC does not completely exclude the possibility of the resumption of cooperation with its Russian partners. Such cooperation will not be possible under the ISTC itself since the withdrawal process is irreversible . Russia, however, does not rule out the possibility of joining a new organization, created on the basis of the ISTC as a result of its reforms."

Alexander Cheban, Representative of the Security Index journal in Ukraine

20 years of cooperation: What next?

ISTC.pngRussia's decision to withdraw from the ISTC in 2013 along with the news on the possible termination of cooperation between Russia and the United States under the Nunn–Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program may call into question not only the bilateral Russian-American cooperation in the field of nuclear security, but may also negatively impact on global nuclear security agenda.

To avoid this, the PIR Center is implementing the project on “The Future of the Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security". Beginning in 2013, the Russia-U.S. expert group will be operating within the frameworks of the project, which includes leading scientists and experts from both countries. The Group members will present their recommendations to the governments of Russia and the United States.

Key issues of the project:

  • Prospects for further Russia-U.S. bilateral and multilateral cooperation on nuclear security
  • Development of nuclear technologies and future of nonproliferation
  • Stability of existing international cooperation mechanisms for nuclear security

PIR Center Project:

  • ·On April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the ISTC and the U.S. Department of State held an International seminar on Lessons and Prospects for Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation;
  • ·PIR Center's Consultant Dmitry Kovchegin participated in the 2012 Seoul NSS activities
  • ·Meeting of the Trialogue Club International was organized with the participation of Ambassador-at-Large Vadim Lukov, which reviewed the current nuclear security activities of the G8 and G20

In 2013 a Study by PIR Center’s expert Working Group on Global Partnership and Russia-U.S. cooperation in nuclear security is published in Russian. The full text of the Study and its executive summary  are available at PIR Center website.

Description of the Project (in pdf format)

Concept of the project

Executive Summary of the PIR Center report on

international cooperation in WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security field

PIR Center's Study on international cooperation in WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security

Please do not hesitate to contact Research Fellow Alexander Cheban should you have any questions, ideas or comments on this project at phone +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14, email: cheban@pircenter.org.

PIR Center Analysis

A Policy Memo

Executive Summary

Cybersecurity challenges have become one of the key concerns for the operators across all critical infrastructure (CI) sectors. Rapid progress in offensive cyber capabilities and upsurge of the number of CI cybersecurity incidents demand urgent reaction from operators...

The Nuclear Security Summit 2016 was held in Washington, D.C., United States, on March 31-April 1. Though the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism was the main topic presented at the Summit for the leaders of 58 participating countries, information and cybersecurity of nuclear infrastructure...

International agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, signed in summer of 2015 (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - JCPOA), has become a turning point in efforts to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime. However, approaches to its implementation are still the subject of controversy betwee...

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Materials

The GP will continue to be an active mechanism, and one with international influence. Its already accumulated experience is invaluable. However, it will require a transformation to keep up with the current needs and current and future challenges. PIR Center’s Study “The Prospects for International C...

Presentation of PIR Center president Vladimir Orlov covers different aspects of problem of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The author analyzises whether terrorists can get access to nuclear weapons and other types of weapons of mass destruction and to materials to produce them. A...

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Documents

The Parties hereby establish a framework to facilitate co-operation in the area of safety of spent nuclear
fuel and radioactive waste management in the Russian Federation. This framework shall be referred to as the
“Multilateral Nuclear Environmental Programme in the Russian Federation” (MNEPR). The M...

We, the leaders, gathered in Seoul on March 26-27, 2012, renew the political
commitments generated from the 2010 Washington Nuclear Security Summit to work
toward strengthening nuclear security, reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism, and
preventing terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors...

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