Chronology

The Treaty between the U.S. and the USSR on the Limitation of Underground Nuclear Weapon Tests and the Treaty between the USSR and the U.S. on Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes come into force.
11.12.1990
The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga) enters into force.
11.12.1986
Additional Protocols I and II to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty) come into force for Great Britain.
11.12.1969

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10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

09.12.2019

“Russian vision and decisions on the issues of arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation remain very pragmatic. We do not feel constrained by traditional formats and diplomatic protocol. On the contrary, we strongly believe that they are the best way to resolve the issues of today and probably of tomorrow”, – Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov for PIR Center "Open Collar" Project image
05.12.2019

“Get in your favourite car and drive, wherever the road takes you”, – Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 

No. 10 (1999): The Future of Russia’s Nuclear Forces (In Russian).

nz10.jpgThe report prepared based on the results of the PIR Center’s research project The Future of Nuclear Weapons and Russia’s Nuclear Forces contains a selection of data on the current state of the Russian strategic forces. The objective of this publication is to discuss the essential trends in development of Russian nuclear weapons during the period after the Cold War. The author presents assessments of Russian nuclear forces by 2004, 2008, and 2010 with regard for the history of START-II, nuclear triad development plans, etc. The report analyzes Russia’s modern nuclear policy, and proposes measures to be taken by the Russian government to optimize the management of the national nuclear arsenal at the present stage.

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