On April 8, 2010, the day when the New START Treaty was signed, PIR Center in collaboration with the Ploughshares Fund established the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group. The SuPR Group's main objective was to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Fe...
Presentation of PIR Center president Vladimir Orlov covers different aspects of problem of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The author analyzises whether terrorists can get access to nuclear weapons and other types of weapons of mass destruction and to materials to produce them. A...
“Narendra Modi will actively support any opportunity for economic growth in India. Modi is strictly pragmatic – he plans to rule on the following principle: “If India’s interests are ignored, India will not meet you halfway”’, – Nandan Unnikrishnan, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation and member of the PIR Center International Expert Group.
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“Of course the main threat for us comes from nuclear terrorism. In order to prevent it we should provide more effective protection to the nuclear materials. Therefore we work actively on strengthening the cooperation between governmental bodies and nuclear industry, and we also support more effective application of the different legal instruments and conventions”, - Piet de Klerk, the Netherlands’ Sherpa for the preparations of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.
Worked as the head of the Department of International and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (1998-2008). Employee of the IAEA in 1980-1985 and in 1994-1998. In 1991-1994. - Adviser to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna. In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety since 2012.