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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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29.12.2019

With a military comprised of 1.4 million people, India has the world’s second largest military force, and is estimated by Credit Suisse and the Global Firepower Index to be the fourth most powerful military in the world. In addition, it is one of the four nations who are not part of the NPT who possess a nuclear arsenal. As such, it could be expected that the Russian government would have a strong public stance on this issue, either positively or negatively. However, the Russian government has generally been quiet on the issue of India’s nuclear weapons. For a number of reasons, including the historical and modern reactions on the part of the Russia and the Soviet Union to India’s nuclear development, it can be best argued that Russia’s stance is one of neutrality, with favorable overtones.

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  • 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
    - 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
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  • Affiliation : Researcher, Security and Technologies Program, The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
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    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
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    - 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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On the Suvorov trail, with a camera and a laptop

ON THE SUVOROV TRAIL On the Suvorov trail, with a camera and a laptop”. Commemorating the 220th anniversary of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov and his Army’s Alpine crossing in Switzerland. Project by Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov

Timerbaev, Roland M. (1927 - 2019)

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, one of the authors of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons Roland M. Timerbaev passed away

International School on Global Security — 2020

The Anniversary 20th International School on Global Security takes place on June 6 — 14, 2020.

Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

PIR Center continues to facilitate Russian-Americain dialogue on strategic security issues and NPT Review Process

The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

The purpose of the 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.

Vladimir Orlov for Russia in Global Affairs Journal

"No holes barred" and the new vulnerability

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Educational breakthrough in the field of non-proliferation: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and PIR-Center have established a dual degree master’s programme in the sphere of non-proliferation.

Events schedule

Date Event
15.05.2020 Track 2.5 meeting of young Russian and American experts on nuclear nonproliferation in New York
12.05.2020 US-Russian meeting on strategic stability in Washington, DC
12.03.2020 An extended meeting of the Trialogue Club International dedicated to the 50th anniversary 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
12.03.2020 An expert seminar with extended discussion will be held on the topic of “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"
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20.02.2020

“As a journalist I know well how much more open and straight forward officials are when in an off the record modus. The upcoming discussions within the Trialogue Club International format in 2020 will give us all – so I hope – the possibility to better and deeper understand Russia’s foreign and security policy, to ask frank questions and get sincere answers”, - Dr. Elena V. Chernenko, Co-Chair, Trialogue Club International, PIR Center Executive Board member, Deputy Foreign Editor, Kommersant Daily.

 

 

17.02.2020

“The program is tailored to people with a very specific interest in nuclear issues. Getting to work with people who had been very active in the field of nonproliferation, both on the Russian and American side, is an opportunity few students get”, Dual Degree Master`s Program student Collin MacDowell.

10.02.2020

"Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US- Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War", - a consultant at PIR Center Andrey Baklitskiy

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication



 
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