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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. 

The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Why and How It Was Created,1974-1978. (2000)

_27.gifThis book is part of the PIR research project «Sensitive Exports and Export Control in Russia» implemented by the Center since 1997. The book contains a variety of new facts concerning the history of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, as well as gives a thorough analysis of certain unique documents. Amb. Timerbaev, Russia's top expert in the area of nuclear nonproliferation, focused in this work on the history of the NSG establishment, its key documents (above all, the Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers), and the problem of full-scope safeguards application. Particular emphasis has been placed on assessing Soviet legislation after the adoption of the Guidelines.

Author of the book - PIR Executive Council Chair and Senior Advisor Dr. Roland Timerbaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (ret.). In 1974-1978, as a top-ranking member of the Soviet delegation, Roland Timerbaev participated in the negotiations to set up the NSG.

 

The complete version of "The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Why and How It Was Created (1974-1978)".

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