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13.12.2019

On December 12 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Washington. His key message was to extend New START before the end of the year. Although his visit coincided with another stage in the impeachment process, it is Trump's opponents who agree with the message before all... Is strategic dialogue feasible between Russia and the United States? The leading material of the 517th issue of Yaderny Kontrol is dedicated to this question.

12.07.2018

“The Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, through its mandate to recommend studies, could be more closely integrated into deliberative processes and negotiations,” — Agenda for Disarmament of Secretary-General “Securing Our Common Future”.


04.07.2018

“It might seem that NPT is an unfair treaty. Five countries are allowed but others are not. However, past 50 years have proved: it is not abstract justice that is important but substantive providing security to states which are free from the principles of “nuclear domino”,  Argentinians have no reasons to keep up with Brazilians and be ashamed of their non-nuclear status. NPT protects their interests.” — member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir Orlov.


06.07.2017

“Russia’s position can be seen as equally close or equi-distant from all of the countries in the Arabia. Russia is interested in maintaining quite well-balanced relations with all the actors in this new drama. I believe that our position is close to the position of the U.S. and Europe, because no one wants destabilization in the Middle East which could lead to catastrophic results», — Vitaly Naumkin, President of Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

20.01.2017

«The outcome of the contradiction or dualism in the incoming Trump administration between, on the one hand, the realists who want a better relationship with Russia and a prioritization of the struggle against terrorism, and on the other, the rightwing hawks who want to push back against Iran and China», – Dayan Jayatilleka (Sri Lanka), member of PIR Center International Expert Group, expert and diplomat.  

20.10.2016

“In order to come up with possible solutions and avoid further dragging of the Treaty, our Board at its summer session gave high priority to the NPT review process and its prospects for 2016-2020. We agreed that both failure to adopt a final document in 2015, and the absence of substantive discussions on many of the key nonproliferation issues at the conference are causes for concern.  The states made their official statements, presented their positions, and then the frenetic backstage work started: some tried to collect the puzzle named Final Document, some pushed their own egoistic interests.  But there were few attempts to build a dialogue on the most complicated questions, mend the differences, come up with a diagnose and start the treatment”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry; Founder & Special Advisor, PIR Center. 

11.07.2016

"Fears of those who believe that the end of the Syrian conflict will lead to a civil war between the opposition groups are far from being groundless", — Kamal Gasimov, expert at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

21.06.2016

“Today the nuclear nonproliferation regime faces a range of key challenges. These challenges fall under four main categories: ongoing difficulties with the implementation and universalization of the treaty, the disturbance of strategic stability, increasingly ineffective mechanisms of multilateral diplomacy, and a lack of progress towards establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East” — “Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020”.

29.01.2016

“In Syria, we have witnessed the attempts of at least two new centers of power – Turkey and Saudi Arabia – to pursue their geopolitical goals by means of force. Subsequently, Iran too began to display its geopolitical ambitions in the Syrian theater. The activation of power centers constitutes a phenomenon that by far extends the field of the broader Middle East.  Other countries – taking into account, of course, their actual capabilities and the conditions under which they operate – pursue a similar policy, such as Poland, India, Brazil and Iran. In the near future, assuming a stabilization of the economic situation, Indonesia and Egypt will also begin to pursue such a policy,” – Dmitry Efstafyev, member of the PIR Center Executive Board.

29.12.2015

“If regional and global players are coming to some kind of agreement, it can be possible to stop the bloodshed in Syria. We already witness some success in organizing local ceasefires. I believe that the peace negotiations will start in 2016, but I doubt they are going to start with a national ceasefire. We know situations in history when peace negotiations were conducted against the backdrop of an ongoing conflict” – Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, President, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

 


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