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Great Britain conducts its last nuclear test.
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25.11.2020

“In this transitional period, further strengthening of the dialogue with external partners, in particular BRICS-Plus, is of paramount importance. The absence of the states of the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the “club” at present limits the potential for the formation of a BRICS partner network. Whereas the “club” has a generally strong membership, so far, none of the states of the Islamic world participates in BRICS. This creates a certain imbalance, even though the Muslim population makes up a significant share in two of the five BRICS countries (India and Russia)”, ‒ PIR Center's report on the prospects of BRICS enlargement from the point of view of international security and Russia's interests.

24.11.2020

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.

23.11.2020

“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.   

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 nonproliferation regime

20-04-06 Selezneva theses March 12 20-04-06 Selezneva theses March 12 20-04-06 Baklitsky theses March 12 20-04-06 Selezneva theses WORKSHOP MATERIALS, MARCH 12, 2020


SESSION 1. LESSONS LEARNT


Oleg Rozhkov, Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Member of the PIR Center Expert Council. Vice-chair of the Board of Governors of the IAEA. Graduated from MGIMO with a degree in "International Relations". 2005-2010 - Deputy Director of the Department for Security and Disarmament of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian delegation to the NPT Review Conference in 2005. Deputy Head of the delegation to the NPT Review Conference in 2010. 2010-2018 - Director of the On-Site Inspection Division of the Temporary Technical Secretariat of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission. Speech materials (in Russian)

 

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Artisyuk, Advisor to the Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation. Graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with a degree in Nuclear Power Plants and Installations (1986), from the graduate school at the Obninsk Institute of Atomic Energy (Ph.D. 1990), as well as from Tokyo Institute of Technology with a doctoral degree (Doctor in Science, 1997). He was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Engineering. He has over 200 publications in the field of transmutation of radioactive waste and fuel cycles with increased security against unauthorized distribution of nuclear materials. Since 2016, member of the international group of advisers to the IAEA Director General in the Field of Nuclear Energy (SAGNE). Since 2018, Vice Chairman of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC). Speech materials (in Russian)

 

 

 

 

Darya Selezneva, Junior Researcher, IMEMO. She is a Consultant at the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe. From January to July 2018, Daria was an intern at the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs in the WMD Branch, in which capacity she acted as a member of the Secretariat of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and provided assistance at the first meeting of the 2018 Session of the UN Disarmament Commission. Daria holds dual Master’s degree in Non-Proliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Speech materials (in Russian).




SESSION 2.PROSPECTS FOR STRENGTHENING OF THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION REGIME

 

Andrey Baklitskiy, Consultant, PIR Center. Researcher at the Center for Global Issues and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Member of the Commission on the Problems of the Deep Reduction of Nuclear Arms. Graduate of the Faculty of International Relations of the Ural Federal University. Participant of the sessions of the preparatory committee for the NPT Review Conference 2013-2014. and the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Participant in the 2020 Nuclear Five Conference. Editor of the PIR Center's White Paper “Ten Steps toward a Weapons of Mass Destruction-free Zone in Middle East”. Research interests: arms control, nuclear nonproliferation, international security. Speech materials (in Russian).

 

 

 

 

 Andrey Malov, Associate Professor, International and National Security Department, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, member of the PIR Center Expert Council. PhD. of History. He graduated from the translation and interpretation department of the Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. He worked in the Committee of Youth Organizations of the USSR. 1991-1994 - Research and teaching at the Institute of Economic Strategies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow). 1992 - an invited professor at the Western International University of the United States (Phoenix, Arizona). Since 1994 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation employee. He worked in “hot spots” through the OSCE: in Nagorno-Karabakh (1994-1996), as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996-1998). Since 1998, he has been engaged in arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament at the Russian Foreign Ministry. Negotiator in the field of multilateral disarmament "Nuclear disarmament - will the NPT remain?" (in Russian)

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Orlov, Director, PIR Center. He is the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, professor at MGIMO University, an academic supervisor of the dual-degree MA Program in Nonproliferation Studies. His research areas include nuclear nonproliferation, Russian-US and Russian-European security relations, foreign and international security policies of the Russian Federation, threats and challenges to international security.  "WMD-free zone in the Middle East - Reflecting upon the outcome of the New York Conference on the WMDFZ held in November (2019)" (in Russian)



 



Adlan Margoev, "Yaderny Kontrol" (Nuclear Control) Bulletin Editor, PIR Center. Analyst at the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO, junior researcher at the Center for Middle East Studies, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO, graduate student of the Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems, MGIMO. Member of the Gorchakov Club. Specialist in Iran and international nonproliferation policy. Graduate of the dual degree master's program in the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, founded by the PIR Center, MGIMO and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, USA. In 2017-2019, he led the PIR Center's Russia and Nuclear Non-Proliferation program. Research interests: Russian-Iranian relations, Iran’s nuclear program, NPT review process, Russian policy in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control, Russian-American dialogue on nonproliferation and arms control. "Prospects for the alighning the text of the final document of the NPT Review Conference 2020. Scenario Overview" (in Russian)

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