“A world without nuclear weapons is a long-term goal which we need to start working towards right now. It is possible that at some point in the future we may have to consider bringing up to date the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which is the cornerstone of the nonproliferation regime."

Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director-General

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970, still remains a key element of the entire international security architecture. Nevertheless, the current international situation presents several serious NPT.jpgchallenges which, if events begin to follow a negative scenario, can deform certain elements of the international architecture and undermine the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

How should Russia act in such a situation? The purpose of this project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

As part of the project PIR Center experts attended the 9th NPT Review Conference (2015). PIR Center Founder and Special Advisor Vladimir Orlov was a member of the official Russian delegation.

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PIR Center's Particpation in the 2015 NPT Review Conference 

White Paper “NPT-2010: Strengthening the Regime”

PIR Center's Particpation in the 2010 NPT Review Conference

“Russia welcomes the agreement reached today in Vienna on a settlement of the situation concerning Iran’s nuclear programme and the joint comprehensive plan of action approved by the six countries and Iran. We are certain that the world heaved a sigh of relief today. We expect that all the parties concerned, primarily the six states involved in the negotiations, will comply with the deal in full”.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

p59_2.jpgThe Iranian nuclear program has been carefully reviewed by PIR Center’s experts over the last 15 years. The issue is covered on the regular bases through Security Index journal, exclusive bulletin Russia Сonfidential as well as PIR PRESS newsletter.

PIR Center Founder and Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov is a permanent participant of Russian and international summits and expert discussions aimed at bring the sustainibility to the situation around Iranian nuclaer program.

 

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PIR Center can take rightful pride in being one of the first non-governmental think tanks to engage into thorough research on the issues of international information security and global internet governance. I would like to encourage the PIR Center to continue building on the results it has already achieved and to pursue further research in this field".

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security Andrey Krutskikh

Today’s issues of global internet governance and international information security came to the forefront of international security challenges. Thus, the damage of Iranian nuclear infrastructure objects by Stuxnet worm was marked by both Russian and American experts as one of the most prominent events in the list of challenges to international security. Besides, the WikiLeaks documents have shattered domestic and international political dynamics in a number of regions across the world and continue to do so.

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Progress in development and implementation of advanced information and communication technologies puts on the table the challenge of threat assessment arising from the probable use of such technologies for purposes inconsistent with keeping up international security and stability both in civil and military spheres.


Global Internet Governance and International Information Security Program


PIR Center assumes that conducting analysis of these threats in the context of objective dualism, inherent to the global role of ICT, has become an urgent task essential for finding solutions within Russia as well as for determining priorities of international cooperation.


Despite the cutting-edge nature of issues within the framework of the Prtoject PIR Center launched research in the field of information security and global internet governance in the end of 1990s when these issues just started to evolve in Russia's security agenda. Thus PIR Center became a pioneer in this field; in 2001 a collective monography Information Challenges to National and International Security (in Russian) was published, presenting a comprehensive scientific and analytical review of the issues of information security for the first time in Russia. A press conference at the press center of the Russian Foreign Ministry was held to present the volume.

Also, a number of research articles have been published in the Russian edition of Security Index journal after that, including: China's Theory and Practice of Waging Information War (2001), International Information Security: Arena of Rivalry or a Path to Cooperation? (2002), Information Security and Globalization (2005); On Internet Fragmentation (2014); On Cryptocurrency regulation (2015); Russia-China Cyberpact (2015).


Today PIR Center is expanding and intensifying its activities in the field of international information security and global internet governance using this pioneer research experience as a solid basis for today's Project agenda.

In 2015 expert report “Global Internet governance and International Security in the Field of the ICT Use” written by Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, with participation of the working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security programme at the PIR Center expert council was published. The English language version was presented in June 2015 in Geneva on the sidelines of PIR Center events held jointly with partner organisations Centre russe d'études politiques and Trialogue Club International.

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