Chronology

South African President F. De Klerk ends development of nuclear weapons and eliminates available nuclear devices.
26.02.1990
The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency enters into force.
26.02.1987
The USSR resumes nuclear tests, citing a lack of action on its initiatives by other nuclear weapons states, primarily the U.S.
26.02.1987
The USSR decides to create thermonuclear weapons.
26.02.1951

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20.02.2020

“As a journalist I know well how much more open and straight forward officials are when in an off the record modus. The upcoming discussions within the Trialogue Club International format in 2020 will give us all – so I hope – the possibility to better and deeper understand Russia’s foreign and security policy, to ask frank questions and get sincere answers”, - Dr. Elena V. Chernenko, Co-Chair, Trialogue Club International, PIR Center Executive Board member, Deputy Foreign Editor, Kommersant Daily.

 

 

17.02.2020

“The program is tailored to people with a very specific interest in nuclear issues. Getting to work with people who had been very active in the field of nonproliferation, both on the Russian and American side, is an opportunity few students get”, Dual Degree Master`s Program student Collin MacDowell.

10.02.2020

"Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US- Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War", - a consultant at PIR Center Andrey Baklitskiy

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication

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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