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The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches image

As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remain

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Russia President V.V. Putin signs the new revision of Russia’s National Security Concept.
17.01.2000
A U.S. B-52 bomber crashes in Spain with four thermonuclear bombs on board. Two of the bombs are damaged, resulting in the contamination of two hectares of soil.
17.01.1966
The Council of Ministers of the USSR makes the decision to assist socialist countries in research in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.
17.01.1955

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10.01.2022

On January 3 this year, the nuclear-weapon states issued “The Joint P5 Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races”. For the first time, the leaders of the “P5” jointly affirmed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought”. This statement was scheduled to be presented in the margins of the NPT Review Conference, which was to be held in January of this year. Notwithstanding that the NPT RevCon was postponed, this statement saw the light.

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    - Political and military aspects of international security
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    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
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    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Arms control
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JCPOA negotiations: latest news

On Friday, January 14, the delegations of the eighth round of JCPOA negotiations returned to the capitals for official consultations, while expert working groups continue discussing the issue. The American side is concerned that Iran's nuclear progre...

Experts discussed how the emergence of new nuclear states was prevented after the collapse of the Soviet Union at the PIR Center seminar

On December 23, 2021, the expert seminar on the topic “30 Years of Russian Nuclear Succession” was held by PIR Center under the “Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia” program. Experts from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and the United Stat...

Will there be Russian intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe?

Against the background of rising tensions between Russia and the NATO alliance over the military-political situation on the border between Russia and Ukraine, the lack of progress in finding a politico-diplomatic solution may prompt Russia to deploy ...

The P5 process 2021-2022

  PIR Center launched a special project to study the activities of "the P5 process" countries in 2021-2022. Within the framework of this project, we are interviewing various experts from the representatives of "the P5 process" to better understand t...
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17.01.2022

On Friday, January 14, the delegations of the eighth round of JCPOA negotiations returned to the capitals for official consultations, while expert working groups continue discussing the issue. The American side is concerned that Iran's nuclear progress "will be too difficult to reverse," meaning there are only a few weeks left for negotiations. According to representatives of the United States, Washington is prepared for either outcome.

17.01.2022

"And, by the way, the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought us very great disasters - economic, social, and human losses – can be a demonstration on a small scale of what can happen if, God forbid, a nuclear catastrophe happens. Here is what we are now seeing around us in connection with the pandemic – this is a tiny cartoon frame of what one can imagine, in case, God forbid, the worst cannot be avoided! And if this had happened, then all the disasters of the pandemic would have been remembered by all those who survived as some kind of childish prank", - Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).

13.01.2022

On January 13, 1993, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction was signed (also known as Chemical Weapons Convention, CWC). According to Art. I, States Parties are obliged not to develop, produce, or use chemical weapons, not to carry out military preparations for their use; to destroy all chemical weapons in their possession or abandoned by them on the territory of another State Party; destroy any facilities producing such weapons, and not use riot control chemicals as a weapon of war.



 
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