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Throughout the Cold War, there was a race for the development and production of new types of nuclear weapons between the two great powers, the USA and the USSR. Both countries were deploying these wea

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27.12.2020

Although Switzerland voted in favor of the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), it did not join the TPNW. Joining the TPNW in the current international context could entail risks in terms of both the Swiss nonproliferation diplomacy and Switzerland's security policy interests. In April 2019, the Swiss government announced that by the end of 2020, it would review the situation around the TPNW. However, by December 27, 2020, no revision was made, which might mean that the Swiss government did not change its mind and does not want to join the Treaty. However, pressure from both houses of the Swiss parliament and NGOs and entry into force of the TPNW may influence the Swiss government's position on the issue.

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Season's Greetings

In the coming holiday season, we would like to wish you and your friends and family the very best of health. We also hope that 2021 brings you peace, prosperity, exciting prospects and long-standing success.

On November 27, the second Timerbaev Debate took place

On November 27, the 2nd Timerbaev Debates took place as part of the Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies (MGIMO – MIIS – PIR Center). The debate was dedicated to the TPNW that will enter into force on January 22, 2021.

Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition

On November 12 – December 9, 2020, the PIR Center, together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA), conducts a series of seminars on the topic "Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition"

NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference.

The Security Index Occasional paper series came out with a paper "NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference"

The US-Russian International Security Agenda under the Next White House Administration

On November 3, presidential elections are held in the United States, the result of which will identify a framework of its further domestic policy as well as the foreign for the next four years (including its relations with Russia in particular).

XX Anniversary PIR Center International School on Global Security finished in Zvenigorod

On September 26 - October 4, 2020, the XX Anniversary PIR Center International School on Global Security was held in Zvenigorod.
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15.01.2021

The article analyzes the correlation between the regions impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the territories of genetically modified organisms crops cultivation and consumption. The authors note that the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 can be observed in countries with a high level of genetically modified foods production and consumption, while the countries where it is prohibited hold low COVID-19 mortality rates. Based on the data analyzed, a hypothesis is put forward about the correlation between the global spread of COVID-19 and GM foods, along with the production and consumption of GMO crops.

11.01.2021

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov met with students online.

30.12.2020

In November 2020, one of the "fathers of the Iranian nuclear program," academic physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Iran. In response to the incident, Iran has accelerated the adoption of a law to increase the level of uranium enrichment. In an interview with intern at PIR Center Maria Bondareva, former Iranian Permanent Representative to the IAEA and other international organizations in Vienna Ali Asghar Soltanieh spoke about the consequences of the relevant events.



 
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