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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. 

Training course for CIS university professors and research institutes staff “New Global Security Reality: the Changing Nature of Threats in the XXI Century”

March 25, Monday

 * Training Course participants’ arrival

 March 26, Tuesday

 * Opening Remarks.

* Introduction of participants

* PIR Center presentation – PIR Center’s role in the expert community, PIR Center programs and staff

* Nonproliferation Regime in 1995-2015. Current Challenges and Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime

* Russia and Other CIS Countries’ Nonproliferation and Arms Control Policies

* Global Internet Governance and Security in Cyber Space – Key Issues and Approaches to their Solution.

 March 27, Wednesday

 * Missile Threats and Anti-Ballistic Missile System Issues. Arms Deployment in Outer Space.

* Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

* Conventional Arms Control in Europe

* The Nuclear Dilemma on the Korean Peninsula and Other Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

* Arms Trade Limitations Issues and the International Arms Trade Treaty.

 
March 28, Thursday

 * Nuclear Energy Development – Opportunities and Risks for Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation

* Chemical & Biological Security: Current Status of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Implementation.

* Education in Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Nuclear Security – Exchange of Best Practices. Seminar. 

* PIR Center Education Opportunities.  

 March 29, Friday

 * Countering Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, Countering WMD Proliferation Financing, and Russia’s FATF Chairmanship in 2013-2014.

* Nuclear Energy Development and Nonproliferation Issues in the Middle East. Iran’s Nuclear Program

* How to Steal a Nuclear Bomb? Nuclear Terrorism and Nuclear Security

* Debate «Will the World Be More Secure Without Nuclear Weapons?»

* Closing, Awarding of Certificates.

* Reception

 March 30, Saturday

 * Hotel check-out for participants from other cities

* Excursion to "Bunker-42 on Taganka" (Cold War Museum).

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