The Nuclear Suppliers Group member-states adopt the Comprehensive Safeguards Statement in Warsaw.
In Warsaw the Nuclear Suppliers Group member-states adopt guidelines for transfer of nuclear-related dual-use equipment, materials, software and related technology.
The UN Security Council adopts Resolution 687 on Iraq. The Resolution provides for a Special Commission (UNSCOM) that will be responsible for the elimination of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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“In addition to obvious public health consequences, the epidemic of the novel coronavirus in Iran could affect the implementation of the IAEA safeguards agreements. In his article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Professor George M. Moore of the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey warns: Iranian authorities may restrict the access of IAEA inspectors to the country under the pretext of combating the spread of infection. Although the IAEA assures that the inspections at nuclear facilities in Iran are carried out in full, the risks, according to Moore, are extremely high. In the absence of convincing information from the sites themselves, the international community (primarily Israel and the United States) will proceed from the most pessimistic scenarios for the development of the Iranian nuclear program” - this is the leitmotiv of the 521st issue of Yaderny Control bulletin.


On March 12, 2020, a workshop “50 Years after Ratification of the NPT by the Soviet Union and its Entry into Force: Lessons Learned and Prospects for Strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime” took place. The event was co-sponsored by the PIR Center and the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA.


The Anniversary XX PIR Center International School on Global Security 2020 extends applications deadline to April 13. The School will take place from 6 to 14 June in Zvenigorod, Moscow region.

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?