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The USSR and China sign an agreement under which the USSR commits to supplying China with an atomic bomb mock-up, missile and relevant technical documentation. The agreement remained unfulfilled and was denounced on June 20, 1959.
15.10.1957
The Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR approves a work plan submitted by the Commission on Uranium Work.
15.10.1940

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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

Arms Trade Treaty Project Documents

1. Towards an arms trade treaty: establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms. 9 January 2009.

2. Africa and an arms trade treaty. April 2009.

3. United Nations Register of Conventional Arms. 14 July 2009.

4. Declaration of the Russian Delegation at the 1st Committee of the UN General Assembly on the Draft Resolution on ATT (in Russian). 28 October 2009.  

5. Further Steps Towards an International Arms Trade Treaty. Statement by the Representative of the Russian Federation European Union - UNIDIR Final Seminar on an International Arms Trade Treaty, Vienna 12 February 2010.

6. U.S. Policy and the Arms Trade Treaty. Briefing paper. 18 February 2010.

7. Arms Transfers to Europe and Central Asia. February 2010.

8. Elements to be discussed in the context of a potential ATT. 12-23 July 2010.

9. Introductory remarks by the delegation of the Russian Federation. New-York, 12-23 July 2010.

10. Towards an Arms Trade Treaty - Brokering. Delegation of Russian Federation. The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for 2012 UN Conference on an ATT. 12-23 July 2010.

11. Towards an Arms Trade Treaty – Next Step. (Non-Paper). The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2012 UN Conference on ATT. New-York, 12-23 July 2010.

12. Facilitator's Summary on Implementation and Application. The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for 2012 UN Conference on an ATT. 22 July 2010.

13. SALW and Ammunition. Summary of references to SALW and Ammunition by States during the UN ATT Prepcom. 23 July 2010

14. Ambassador Roberto García Moritán - Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty. 14 July 2011.

15. Small Arms Survey 2011. Chapter 4-A Booming Business: Private Security and Small Arms.

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