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Amid the civil war in Syria and the general potential for conflict in the Middle East in 2013, questions are being asked as to the effectiveness of international peacekeeping in this day and age. Ther

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13.11.2014

Unlike with Bushehr 1 (wherein the 10-year contract on the procurement of Russian fuel ends in 2021), Russia will deliver all of the fuel for the eight future units.  Rosatom is also undertaking the obligation to take back the spent nuclear fuel. Thus, it will not be necessary for Iran to increase its enrichment capacity in order to provide itself with material for fuel for the NPP (one of the reasons why Iranians insisted on the further expansion of their nuclear program)

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  • Position : Director, PIR Center; Editor-in-Chief, Security Index Journal
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  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Nuclear energy sector
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Russian foreign policy
    - Myanmar in international politics
    - BRICS
  • Position : Program Director, International Information Security and Global Internet Governance
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    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
  • Position : Senior Vice President
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Nuclear safety
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
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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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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

The new format of "Yaderny Kontrol" electronic bulletin

We are glad to present to you the first issue of PIR Center’s information-analytical bulletin, Yaderny Kontrol, in an updated format

"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."

The new issue of "Security Index" journal is PIR Center Alumni issue

Without exception, all articles and materials of this issue were written by staff members, members of the PIR Center Board, as well as graduates of PIR Center

PIR Center's 20th anniversary

On April 30, 2014 we turned 20. It was a long and interesting journey and we are grateful to all of our friends and partners who walked it along with us.

Brave New PIR: Turning the 20 Year Journey Into 2.0 Generation

A major interview of the PIR Center founder Vladimir Orlov to the “Security Index” journal on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the center

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11.01.2015 PIR Center is on New Year holidays from December 30 to January 11
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16.12.2014

“Had the ISIS won in Kobane, the effects would have been catastrophic in Turkey: it would have ignited a popular Kurdish rebellion against the Erdogan regime which would have been held accountable for the fall of Kobane to ISIS by the Kurds of Turkey. Kobane stands as the symbol of the rise and empowerment of the Kurds in the Middle East, and its effects are going to reverberate in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran in the coming years”, – Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, Halil Karaveli.   

15.12.2014

«Even the positive climate of the Third Session was a double-edged sword: the delegations were so eager to achieve a consensus that they dropped the most contentious issues from the PrepCom agenda, and left them for the Review Conference to deal with in 2015. Debates at the RevCon will inevitably focus on nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, and the international community will eventually have to tackle these problems head-on», – PIR Center’s "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.

10.12.2014

“The pessimistic scenario leaves open the beginning of a war between Russia and Ukraine, and even further clashes between Russia and NATO. Such turn of events is possible, if the Ukrainian war party decides to solve the problem of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics by force, or if the rebels resume hostilities in an attempt to break the economic blockade. In any of these scenarios, it will be difficult for Russia to maintain the position of a neutral observer, especially if the question arises about the military defeat of the self-proclaimed republics”, - PIR Center Senior Vice President, Lieutenant General (Retired), Evgeny Buzhinsky.

       


 
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