Non-proliferation and Disarmament Initiative, a coalition of non-nuclear weapon states, formed and holds first ever meeting
France signs the Additional IAEA Safeguards Protocol. It has not yet been ratified.



“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.

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?