III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates 15.11.2021

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On November 15, PIR Center will hold III International Timerbaev debates. This year they will bring together students and young specialists in the field of global security from Russia and foreign countries, from domestic and foreign universities and international organizations.


Timerbaev Debates have been held annually since 2020 in memory of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, one of the main architects of the NPT, Roland Mikhailovich Timerbaev. Archival materials dedicated to R. M. Timerbaev are published in the section "Roland Timerbayev: gallery of memory" at the link http://www.pircenter.org/pages/1148-9607005.


The purpose of III International Timerbaev Debates is to work out scenarios in which new nuclear states may appear on the world map. The agenda of the debates in 2021 will be closely linked to the project of the PIR Center Unthinkable - the main participants of the debates will discuss country threats to the nonproliferation regime in the medium term. "Thoughts about the unthinkable... that here is some kind of kingdom-state (maybe even a neighbor of Russia), which, perhaps, has never even "failed" with nuclear ambitions before, suddenly takes and rivets nuclear weapons. Name such "candidates" by name!", - Vladimir Orlov, director and founder of PIR Center, comments on Unthinkable.