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The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Midd

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Weapon-grade plutonium producing reactor ADE-5 was shutdown in Seversk, Tomsk region
05.06.2008
The U.S. tests a nuclear charge with less than a 1-kiloton yield.
05.06.1957

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04.06.2020

Dear John,

My name is Alexei. I am 32. I am from Russia. I want to tell you a story. On a bright June day in 2014, I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, having breakfast. The Charles River, the dark red-brick New England houses clad with creepers, the reflection of Trinity Church in the glass windows of the John Hancock Tower, the Prudential Tower from the top of which you can see planes taking off from Logan airport, and Harvard Bridge, across which it is a distance of “364 Smoots and one ear” to MIT - I really love Boston and its suburbs.

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    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
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    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
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International School on Global Security — 2020

In light of the current situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Anniversary 20th International School on Global Security is postponed and will take place on September 26 — October 4, 2020.

The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

The purpose of the project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

PIR Center continues to facilitate Russian-American dialogue on strategic security issues and NPT Review Process

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Educational breakthrough in the field of non-proliferation: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and PIR-Center have established a dual degree master’s programme in the sphere of non-proliferation.
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The Security Index Occasional Paper Series Publishes Policy Memo " If the New START Treaty Expires With No Extension:Scenarios For Russia" image
01.06.2020

The memo presents possible scenarios should the New START Treaty expire without extension. Special attention is being paid to confidence building measures to implement without a treaty-like legal basis. The memo also considers the build-up potential of strategic nuclear forces of Russia and the US.

 

29.05.2020

"As a follow-up to my Memos dated March 27, 2020, April 10, 2020, April 24, 2020 and May 12, 2020, I hereby declare the extension of the remote work mode until June 11, 2020 inclusive, due to the persistence of the complex epidemiological situation in Moscow", – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of PIR Center.

26.05.2020

«The circumstances in which the whole world has found itself today have changed, but the importance of nuclear nonproliferation issues and U.S.-Russia dialogue on the NPT review process continues to bring together both young and major experts. I am very glad that modern technologies help us in this. Could anyone predict a year ago, at the last meeting of the working group, that the Review Conference would be rescheduled? Hardly. But this gives us time, and by “us” I mean Russia, the USA and the whole nonproliferation community, time to think creatively about how we can better prepare for it. And our Track 2.5 meetings are devoted to exactly such ideas, fresh and bright, from the next generation of experts», – Director of PIR Center, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Federation, Professor at MGIMO University, Co-Chair of the working group Dr. Vladimir Orlov



 
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