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07.02.2020

“On the night of January 3, 2020, the US Air Force killed an Iranian general, the head of the special forces of the IRGC, Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad. In response, Iran launched a missile attack on two US bases in Iraq and announced the fifth and final stage of reducing commitments under the JCPOA. Despite bombastic headlines in the media (some were subsequently deleted), Iran continued to cooperate with the IAEA inspectors and suspended the 60-day cycles of reducing its commitments under the agreement "- this is the main note of the 519th issue of the Yaderny Kontrol bulletin.

01.08.2018

“The NPT is the foundation of our life. It is the most important contemporary international treaty. There is just no treaty more important than the NPT. We must fight for this treaty at all costs; we are doomed without it. We must talk more about the NPT so that everybody knows about it,” – Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, PIR Center Advisory Board Member, one of the negotiators of the NPT.

07.06.2018

“The contemporary Russian and American leaders should reconfirm unequivocally and without any reservations the conviction of their predecessors of the 1970s and 1980s that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).

26.06.2017

“Today, technological trends appear to validate the advocates of counterforce: remote sensing, conventional strike capabilities, anti-submarine warfare and cyberattack techniques will continue to improve and increasingly threaten strategic forces whether or not the United States seeks to maximize its counterforce capabilities. In this new era of counterforce, technological arms racing seems inevitable, so exercising restraint may limit options without yielding much benefit,” – Keir Lieber, Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Daryl Press, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College.

13.03.2015

“At each of the Review conferences, State parties make lengthier statements and the documents are becoming more and more voluminous.  For the next Review Conference, we must concentrate on the practical side of issues.” – Tariq Rauf, Director of Arms Control and Non-proliferation, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

08.10.2014

 

“I am very pleased that, as Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Chairman of the Nonproliferation program of Carnegie Moscow Center, I count with many years of fruitful cooperation with PIR Center. We will continue with our work, guided by our own understanding of the true interests of Russia and international security. I wish PIR Center great success in its research, and health and well-being to its staff. I sincerely thank you for awarding me with the prize”, ­– Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexei Arbatov.

 

11.07.2014

“We should think over how we can further support Russian non-governmental organizations specialized in international relations and contribute to their cooperation with foreign non-governmental institutions” – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.

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