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The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Midd

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Chronology

5 permanent members of the UN Security Council meet for the first time in Paris and establish the P5 consultative process on nuclear disarmament
30.06.2011
Russia ratifies the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty still has not entered into force.
30.06.2000
France stops highly enriched uranium production for nuclear weapons.
30.06.1996

Latest blog entry

10.05.2016

What we see in front of our eyes and what should be at the centre of our thinking is, in telepgraphic style, about the sources of power and influence and what stems from it, the world order. Most analysts have reason to conclude that watching world politics makes experts more and more disappointed and sceptical. Liberals and constructivists are spreading their views in think tanks and academia while the corridors of power, particularly in the leading powers of the world, are full of offensive structural realists. The spin doctors are there to package the message and create the impression that political actions backed by considerations of maximizing power and influence are actually underlined by noble considerations of moral high ground. The influence of think tanks and academia are more on the spin doctors than on those who take the decisions.

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Experts for media

  • Position : Special Advisor
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
    - Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
    - Myanmar in international politics
    - International security policy of the Russian Federation
    - Russian-European security relations
    - Russian foreign policy and the Middle East (including the Gulf region)
    - Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East
    - BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
    - Assessment of best international practices on fighting corruption 
    - Building new European security architecture
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
  • Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
    - European security
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Projects

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PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov took part in expert descussions among representatives of Russia, PRC, India and Brazil when the very cocept of the group was only being developed, and we have been closely fallowing the situation since. 

PIR Center analyses Russia's participation in BRICS formate and high-tech cooperation with its members (nuclear energy, informational technologies and use of outer space). PIR Center takes active part in drafting Russian strategy towards BRICS, our experts are members of National Committee on BRICS Research

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Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020

A review of the key challenges of the nonproliferation regime and suggestions for its strengthening

International Conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: an Agenda for the 21st Century”

PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry will hold an international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: an Agenda for the 21st Century”. The Conference will take place in Moscow on September 29, 2016.

New Issue of CyberPulse E-Journal for June 2016

 “Everything that occurs within the framework of the OSCE in matters of international information security, belongs to the sphere of confidence building measures, i.e. all of this, by definition, should be considered as military issues. However, for ...

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Breakthrough in Nonproliferation Education: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey and PIR Center have created a Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies. Student enrollment has already begun.

International School on Global Security — 2016

The International School on Global Security takes part on September 24 — October 2. The deadline for the submission of applications is August 15.

Events schedule

Date Event
01.07.2016 PIR Center Special Advisor Vladimir Orlov takes part in the sixty-sixth session of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, June 28 - July 1, New York, USA
01.07.2016 PIR Center Special Advisor Vladimir Orlov takes part in meeting and in lunch with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York, USA
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PIR PRESS NEWS

21.06.2016

“Today the nuclear nonproliferation regime faces a range of key challenges. These challenges fall under four main categories: ongoing difficulties with the implementation and universalization of the treaty, the disturbance of strategic stability, increasingly ineffective mechanisms of multilateral diplomacy, and a lack of progress towards establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East” — “Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020”.

09.06.2016

“If we just apply the treaty law, we may be tempted to think that if a cyber-attack is not an attack under the classical definition, then it is not restricted. We have to discuss to what extent cyber-attacks can be qualified as acts of violence in a legal sense” Nils Melzer, Human Rights Chair at Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

08.06.2016

PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry will hold an international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: an Agenda for the 21st Century”. The Conference will take place in Moscow on September 29, 2016.




 
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