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Treaty of Pelindaba establishing a zone free of nuclear weapons in Africa entered into force
12.08.2009
The first test of a Soviet hydrogen bomb, named RDS-6s, with a yield of 400 kilotons.
12.08.1953
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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Working Group on the NPT Review Process — Ideas from Next Generation

On April 28, 2018, on the sidelines of the PrepCom, the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process was held under the topic “U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Ideas from Next Generation.”

The meeting was organized by PIR Center, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey, and Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve.



The seminar was part of long-term project “Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security” that the three partners launched in 2016. For the first time since the inception, the meeting of the Working Group was held in what the partnering institutions called a Track 2.5 format – with special emphasis on the participation of young experts who, together with diplomats and experts from the two countries, discussed how to narrow the gap between the United States and Russia on two major issues for the current NPT review process: disarmament agenda and a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.

The meeting was opened by Co-Chairs of the Working Group Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founder & Special Advisor to PIR Center, and Prof. William Potter, Director of CNS and Professor at MIIS. 

The meeting was moderated by Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at CNS, and Adlan Margoev, PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director


 

The participation of young experts Adlan Margoev, Vladislav Chernavskikh and Alexey Polyakov, both in their senior year at the Ural Federal University (UrFU) and at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) respectively, with major in International Relations was sponsored by the Gorchakov Fund.

The Russian delegation was represented by Vadim Smirnov, Deputy Head of the Delegation and Deputy Head of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Alexander Trofimov, Head of Section at the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary and Head of Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, represented the U.S. delegation. 

PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev delivered a presentation on nonproliferation education, in which he presented a blueprint of a Foresight School on U.S.-Russian relations and highlighted the 10-year plan on disarmament and nonproliferation education.

 

           

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