Iran and the P5+1 reached an Interim Agreement on Iranian nuclear program
RF Minister of Atomic Energy Yevgeni Adamov signs an agreement with Iran on the completion of a nuclear power plant in Bushehr.
Secretary General of the CC CPSU L.I. Brezhnev meets U.S. President G. Ford in Vladivostok where the Vladivostok Agreements on limitation of strategic offensive arms are adopted.



On the November 16 the U.S. conducted a successful test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile. The target of interceptor missile imitated an ICBM. The editorial board decided to talk to an expert about the way such test may influence strategic stability.  During the interview Oleg Krivolapov, research fellow of the Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Nikita Degtyarev, Coordinatorof the PIR CenterInformation & Publications Program, about the influence of the SM-3 Block IIA test on strategic stability, threat to Russian strategic systems and the future of the U.S. antimissile system.


“Today, feeling the amazing energy of the participants of the XX Anniversary School, of my colleagues and, of course, of those, who we call the PIR Center Community, I want to point out that we are moving in the right direction. Thanks to our common efforts, the PIR Center has crossed a quarter-century threshold and continues to be active, for what I want to express my special thanks to members of our “organized non-governmental community”, ‒ Vladimir Orlov, Founder and Director of the PIR Center.   


“The documents declassified by the Clinton Presidential Library are a unique source that allows to get acquainted with the history and evaluate cooperation of the two leaders and their aspirations in the field of nonproliferation”, – PIR Center intern Evgeny Kholodnov.

Roadmap for Russia – U.S. Cooperation 2019

November 19, 2019 PIR Center together with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) held a teleconference between students of the Duel Degree Program in WMD Nonproliferation Studies.

Students of the third and fourth cohorts presented a roadmap for the U.S.-Russia dialogue on the NPT Review Process. Third cohort students made presentations from Monterey, and fourth cohort students presented from Moscow.

Teleconference participants discussed possible options for cooperation between Russia and the United States for the successful Review Conferences 2020 and 2025, as well as highlighted the main challenges to the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Students were divided into three working groups in accordance with the three pillars of the international nuclear nonproliferation regime: “nonproliferation”, “disarmament” and “peaceful uses of nuclear energy”. A representative from each group made a presentation on their aspect and was evaluated by members of other groups and colleagues from another side of the telebridge.

 The roadmap is meant to answer two questions: 

1. What should Russia and the United States do immediately to strengthen the NPT regime? 

2. What should Russia and the United States do in the mid-term perspective to address the key challenges to the NPT and its three pillars?