Chronology

IAEA inspectors confirmed the shutdown of the North Korean nuclear reactor at Yongbyon
16.07.2007
At 0529 the U.S. tests (coded Trinity) of a 21 kiloton-yield atomic (plutonium) bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
16.07.1945

PIR Center Blog

15.07.2018

Helsinki is a chance – not even for a breakthrough, but for some light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a chance to leave the ‘crisis management’ phase behind, a chance to start defusing the confrontation and mending fences. A chance to send a signal to the rest of the world. The world is waiting.

07.03.2018

I do not accept the argument that that the transition period in Washington is taking longer than usual, and the real game will start soon. Nor do I think that just separating the nuclear nonproliferation agenda issues from the broader context of security agenda could help. This will just mislead all of us, whether the Korean Peninsula or the Middle East, or even the US-Russian relations are concerned because – I will repeat it again – the US-Russian nonproliferation and arms control relations are more than ever part of a more complex strategic relationship between the two countries.

14.02.2018

The 51st anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco is seeing yet another nuclear disarmament move in Latin America. Out of the five countries that have ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), three belong to Latin America and the Caribbean. While the region is taking the lead in promoting a nuclear-weapon-free world, it is necessary to reconcile nuclear and non-nuclear states in the 2020 NPT review cycle and find common ground on practical steps towards nuclear disarmament.

08.12.2017

"Due to the impending fear of a chemical or biological weapons attack from a non-state actor, the Russian Federation proposed an initiative for the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism. In particular, the concern is with the increased risk of industrial chemicals and chemical and biological warfare agents being utilized by terrorists. This extensive proposal aims to be a "comprehensive, long-term, and global" solution against the risk of proliferation. Such concern pertaining to terrorist’s ability to acquire and utilize chemical or biological agents as a mechanism to carry out terrorist acts is qualified in the current international political climate."

17.11.2017

At the events devoted to the 200th anniversary of the Russian settlements and founding of the Russian fortresses Fort Alexander, Fort Barclay de Tolly and the only one remaining, Fort Elizabeth, on the island of Kauai Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov has spoken on the topic "US-Russian Relations: Learning from the History, Looking into the Future".

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