A special meeting of the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1887 concerning the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is opened for signing.
The launch of the first Soviet nuclear submarine K-3 (Leninskiy Komsomol) in Molotovsk (today Severodvinsk).



“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.


“It is important that PIR Center, along with other socially significant public organizations, will be able to take advantage of the support measures provided by the state. The inclusion in the register indicates that the organization is among the active community of NGOs and has a good reputation, which was confirmed during the implementation of specific projects. I’m sure that during this difficult time, support measures from the state will allow the PIR Center to more easily overcome the consequences of the pandemic faced by the Russian “third sector”, – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the All-Russia People's Front Executive Committee, PIR Center Executive Board member.


“International security is a game where in the end everything depends on people,” – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the Executive Committee of All-Russia People's Front, Member of the PIR Center Executive Board.

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

“U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process:

Ideas from Next Generation”


Geneva, Switzerland

April 27-28, 2018




1. What Should the US and Russia Do on Article VI? Vladislav Chernavskikh, Ural Federal University.


2. US-Russia Cooperation and Article VI: An Uncertain Future. Paul Warnke, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

3. How to Bridge the Differences Between the Approaches of the USA and Russia to a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East? Alexey Polyakov, MGIMO University.

4. The United States and Establishing a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East: Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Possibility. Summer Gary, M.A. Dual Degree Program in WMD Nonproliferation, MGIMO-University and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.