Interview with Evgeny Buzhinskiy, a retired Russian lieutenant-general, Ph.D. Military Sciences, chairman of the Executive Board of PIR Center, about the first successful test of the new intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 Sarmat on April 20 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.


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Interview with Evgeny Buzhinskiy, a retired Russian lieutenant-general, Ph.D. Military Sciences, chairman of the Executive Board of PIR Center, about the first combat use by Russia of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile at the ammunition depot of the Ukrainian army in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.


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PIR Center conducted an interview with Nikolay Spassky, Deputy General Director-Director of the International Activities Unit of the state Corporation Rosatom. We discussed aspects of Russian-Iranian cooperation in the framework of the JCPOA negotiations, as well as the prospects and priorities of ...

For nearly a week, for the first time in nuclear history armed conflict has been underway in a country with operational nuclear power plants, thus creating the potential for catastrophic damage to these nuclear facilities with the real risk of radioactive contamination that could easily be transpor...

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The virtual summit between Presidents Putin and Biden of December 7, 2021, did not address strategic stability and nonproliferation issues in detail as both presidents concentrated on Ukraine-related topics. Yet, strategic stability dialogue and prevention of proliferation of nuclear weapons remain ...

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Margoev, Adlan R. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Institute for International Studies MGIMO University
Position : Analyst
Expertise :
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Iranian nuclear program
Russian nuclear policy
Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East
Arms control
Biography :

Expert on Iran and nuclear nonproliferation. Research Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Chief Strategy Officer at the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University. He directed Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program (2017-2019) and edited Yaderny Kontrol monthly (2017-2020) at PIR Center. Taught Iran's foreign policy as Visiting Professor at North Ossetian State University (2021) and gave seminars on nuclear nonproliferation as part of short-term training programs at the Ural Federal University (2019). Member of the Youth Chapter of the Russian Pugwash Committee.

Ph.D. Candidate at MGIMO University. In 2018, he graduated from the M.A. Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies established by MGIMO University, PIR Center, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Holds a B.A. degree in International Relations from MGIMO University with major in Iranian Studies. Speaks English and Persian. His research interests include Russia-Iran relations, Iran’s nuclear program, NPT review process, Russia’s arms control and nonproliferation policies, data analysis in international relations. 12/21

Sarah Webster Bidgood image
City : Monterey, USA
Affiliation : James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Position : Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program