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As the 9th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is scheduled to commence on April 27, 2015, the reality feeds mounting uncertainty about the longer-term trajectory on the Treaty’s implem

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The signing of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the French Republic on Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sphere.
19.04.1996

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11.03.2015

On March 10th of this year, at a regular meeting of the Joint Consultative Group (JCG) of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), A.Y. Mazur, the head of the Russian delegation, issued a statement that suspended the Russian Federation’s participation in the group’s meetings, effective March 11, 2015.  “Therefore, Russia is ending its actions in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, announced in 2007, completely.”

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  • Position : Director, PIR Center; Editor-in-Chief, Security Index Journal
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
    - 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 issues in the Middle East. The establishment of NWFZ in the Middle East.
    - BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
    - Assessment of best international practices on fighting corruption 
  • 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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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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Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective

To produce a study on this topic, PIR Center and the Strategic Studies Network have convened a working group with the participation of experts from the P5+1 states and Iran’s regional neighbors.

The latest issue of "CyberPulse" e-journal, January-February, 2015

Outcomes of the 52nd meeting of the ICANN in Singapore, analysis of current cyber arms race, news concerning the IT sector, upcoming IT industry conferences and events.

A new issue of the Security Index journal was published

Under the cover: nuclear energy and infrastructure, "Islamic State", information society, shale revolution, cybersecurity in ASEAN and much more

“Global Security on the BRICS Agenda for 2015: from Fortaleza to Ufa”

The Conference was organized by the Center for Global Issues and International Organizations at the Russian Diplomatic Academy (Head of the Center – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov) in partnership with the National Committee on BRICS Research

"Russia and nuclear nonproliferation agenda: towards the 2015 NPT review conference".

On October 4, 2014 PIR Center held the anniversary meeting of its Advisory Board on the topic "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Agenda: towards the 2015 NPT Review Conference."

Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests

Talks between Tehran and P5+1 were extended till July 1, 2015. Follow our project to unrevel the story of Iranian nuclear issue

Events schedule

Date Event
22.05.2015 PIR Center delegation participates in 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 27.04 – 22.05.15, New York, The USA
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16.04.2015

“Attempts to have lethal robots operate in fully autonomous mode are unacceptable today, as current technology lacks the ability to accurately conform to the nuanced, context-dependent laws of targeting. However, we may eventually be capable of and compelled to use LARs in specific operational theatres. Thus, a timely dialogue and international consensus on their future is essential. However, an absolute ban on LARs, as advocated by such groups as Human Rights Watch and the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, appears to be premature for the moment,” – Elliot Serbin, Intern at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. 


03.04.2015

If we are negotiating with the West that does not mean that our position regarding western dominance and interference in the Middle East has changed. Iran is not willing to give up its independent politics for any price. Iran’s eight-year resistance during a forcible war and its firmness in the question of peaceful use of nuclear energy are examples of such an Iranian approach. Resistance and evasion of sanctions are a witness to the independence of Iran. If Iran were to rely on the West, then we could not endure western pressure,” –  Seyed Alinaghi (Kamal) Kharrazi, the Head of the Strategic Council of Public Relations under the administration of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

03.04.2015

«The only truly vulnerable point of the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program remains a matter of lifting the sanctions. It is obvious that the parties were unable to reach the common ground, the wording was left as general as possible. To lift the sanctions Iran need to convince the IAEA that it had complied with all provisions of the agreement. But, if the reduction in the number of centrifuges is easily verifiable, the removal of questions on "possible military dimensions" of Iranian nuclear program, going back as far as 1990-s, may be a long-lasting and complex process», ­– PIR Center "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.



 
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