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Like it or not, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force today. It is the first treaty that comprehensively prohibits nuclear weapons. Critics of the ban treaty say that the TPNW “would neither make nuclear weapons illegal nor lead to the elimination of even a single nuclear weapon”, and they are right because the nuclear weapons ban campaign had a different goal. It is a norm change campaign that makes a crucial step towards the abandonment of the old norm of nuclear deterrence and the practice it supports.

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The fall semester for the 1st-year students of the International Dual Degree MA Program in Nonproliferation Studies is officially over. PIR Center is assessing the results

On January 27, 1st-year students of the International Dual Degree M.A. Program «WMD Nonproliferation Studies, Nuclear Policy, and Global Security» closed exam session in Russia.

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report “Future of arms control: views from the United States”

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with two articles: “How to Multilateralize Arms Control” by Tom Countryman and “Challenges to Broadening the Scope of U.S.-Russian Arms Control” by Anya Fink.

Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with a paper "Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World" by Dmitri Trenin.

Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats”

PIR Center Director gave an interview to the Security Index. He shared his views on great potential of the Russian-US cooperation in the framework of the NPT, threats of nuclear proliferation, suggesting how to make the P5 forum practically useful…

U.S.-Russia arms control: where we are and where we are going

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the article “U.S.-Russia arms control: where we are and where we are going” by Evgeny Buzhinskiy



"The most important values for me are family and a sense of inner freedom",  the Executive Assistant of PIR Center Director (2001-2004) Elena Polidva.


We are going to discuss an important milestone in the history of nuclear nonproliferation ‒ the public reports of the Russian SVR dated 1993 and 1995, the preparation and public nature of which were initiated by Yevgeny Primakov. Today, these reports are an irreplaceable «handbook» for both students and experts specializing in nuclear nonproliferation. Moreover, our meeting is intended for the «PIR younger generations», junior experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament», ‒ Vladimir Orlov, Director of PIR Center.


The research is devoted to the study of developing nuclear energy by one of the key Middle Eastern countries. It is divided into three sections: the driving factors for Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear power and non-proliferation concerns; the review of the nuclear energy suppliers to the Middle East; the Saudi Arabia-Russia cooperation and its prospects. The research is now available in English.