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The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Midd

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The third Nuclear Security Summit starts in The Hague, Netherlands
UN Security Council adopted resolution 1747 on Iran expanding the list of sanctions imposed in December 2006
President F. De Klerk states that the Republic of South Africa had been developing and producing six nuclear weapon devices, however, it dismantled and eliminated them before joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
The signing of the Treaty on Open Skies in Helsinki.

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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.

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    - International security policy of the Russian Federation
    - Russian-European security relations
    - Russian foreign policy and the Middle East (including the Gulf region)
    - Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East
    - BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
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International School on Global Security — 2018

   The International School on Global Security takes place on June 2 — 10, 2018.  The School is organised by PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of Russia.  The PIR Center International School on Global Security is a unique platform where young pol...

Internship Program for Young Experts at the PIR Center 2018

Internship at the PIR Center 2018 “Internship at the PIR Center was very beneficial in many ways. On professional level, I was challenged every day and learned much about Russian policies, interests and perspectives on various security questions. Th...

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Breakthrough in Nonproliferation Education: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey and PIR Center have created a Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies. Student enrollment has already begun.

Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020

A review of the key challenges of the nonproliferation regime and suggestions for its strengthening



The School on International Security takes place on June 2 — 10, 2018 in Moscow region. The deadline for the submission of applications is April 16, 2018.


"The message of the President to the Federal Assembly became a call to the West, a warning and at the same time a call to return to dialogue as equals, if not on economic issues, at least on military issues", – PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director Vadim Kozyulin.


"If the previous Nuclear Posture Review adopted under President Obama envisioned decreasing role of nuclear weapons and reduction of nuclear arsenals, the new one suggests that nuclear weapons are an essential tool for ensuring US security, and they should be used for a variety of purposes. The reduction of nuclear stockpiles under the NPT is not foreseen in this document. The Review also argues that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty will not be ratified," – PIR Center’s Consultant Andrey Baklitskiy claims.