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Orlov, Vladimir A.
  • Position : Special Advisor
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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Ryabkov, Sergey A.
  • Position : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Russian Foreign Ministry
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Orlov, Vladimir A.
  • Position : Special Advisor
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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Ryabkov, Sergey A.
  • Position : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Russian Foreign Ministry
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Potter, William
  • Affiliation : Founder and Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
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The transformation of the global landscape continues; political squabbles threaten the existence of the NPT and undermine global security. However, countries that fail to reach agreement on conceptual matters show true partnership when it gets down to business — a brief overview of the issue by the Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index.

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2015, №1, Security Index

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Issue: № 110
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SECURITY INDEX (Global Edition)

No. 1 (110) Summer 2015

CONTENTS





EDITORIAL

A Ray of Hope amid Nuclear Clouds Olga Mostinskaya

The transformation of the global landscape continues; political squabbles threaten the existence of the NPT and undermine global security. However, countries that fail to reach agreement on conceptual matters show true partnership when it gets down to business — a brief overview of the issue by the Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index.

INTERVIEW

“We Will Focus on Building Confidence and Trust between Iran and the International Community” Sergey Ryabkov

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 should eliminate the threat of weaponization of the Iranian nuclear program and bring the country out of international  isolation. In his interview with Security Index, one of the key Russian negotiators and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov outlined future steps towards the implementation of the deal, drew attention to the outstanding issues to be negotiated and rejected rumors about a side-deal with the U.S.

“There is Now a Risk That the Entire International Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Will Erode” Vladimir Orlov

The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without consensus on a final document. The U.S., the UK and Canada blocked the document over objections to the paragraphs on the creation of а WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East. The Review Conference was also marked by violent disagreements between the P5 and the non-nuclear weapon states over the implementation of Article 6 of the NPT. In his interview with the Security Index, the Founder and Special Advisor to PIR Center Vladimir Orlov, who participated in the Review Conference as member of the Russian delegation, placed the outcomes of the Conference in a broader context, and spoke about opportunities lost and the future of the nonproliferation regime.

ANALYSIS

Outcome of the 2015 NPT Review Conference: What Awaits the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Andrey Baklitsky

The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East prevented the conference from adopting the Final Document. The NPT review process is now in for serious trials and tribulations in the run-up to the 2020 RevCon.

Nuclear Security in the Nuclear Energy Newcomer Countries Dmitry Kovchegin The article offers a review of the existing international requirements for protection, accounting for and control of nuclear material and proposes measures to be implemented at the national level by the nuclear newcomer countries in order to meet the minimum standards of nuclear security for their nuclear material and facilities.

ROUNDTABLE

Understanding the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Industry Anna Bryndza, Sergey Yashin, Philippe Hatron, Gene Clark, Aleksey Dolgov, Dominique Dapei. Dmitry Anufriyev, Fletcher NewtonLadislav Havlíček, Aleksey Lebedev, Andrey Tovstenko Despite political turbulences, cooperation in the nuclear field is flourishing. Companies from different countries working in the field make up a complex network covering a wide variety of uranium cycle processes, ranging from uranium extraction and enrichment to fuel fabrication and reprocessing. The Fukushima Daiichi accident, changes in the global demand for nuclear fuel, and technological advancements have profoundly influenced the industry.

LIBRARY

Iran: What’s Next? Sharon Squassoni

The recent PIR Center report, “Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective” offers a fresh twist on advice for negotiators as they continue to work on an agreement. As a compilation of articles by experts who met in Bangkok and Moscow in 2014 to explore the prerequisites of longer term solutions for strengthening nonproliferation in the Middle East, this new report provides insights from an often overlooked regional perspective.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Professor William C. Potter and Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Program of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Tariq Rauf share their views on the outcome of the 2015 NPT Review Conference.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

PIR CENTER

PIR CENTER ADVISORY BOARD, WORKING GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION

SECURITY AND GLOBAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE, INTERNATIONAL EXPERT GROUP

FINAL QUOTE

On the Time, that is Always Right

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