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10.02.2020

"Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US- Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War", - a consultant at PIR Center Andrey Baklitskiy

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication

07.02.2020

“On the night of January 3, 2020, the US Air Force killed an Iranian general, the head of the special forces of the IRGC, Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad. In response, Iran launched a missile attack on two US bases in Iraq and announced the fifth and final stage of reducing commitments under the JCPOA. Despite bombastic headlines in the media (some were subsequently deleted), Iran continued to cooperate with the IAEA inspectors and suspended the 60-day cycles of reducing its commitments under the agreement "- this is the main note of the 519th issue of the Yaderny Kontrol bulletin.

06.02.2020

"Denunciation on August 2, 2019 of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty, dated 1987), initiated by the USA, threatens to cause a ripple effect of the collapse of the entire nuclear weapon control system built over the past half-century", – academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexey Arbatov

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication

04.02.2020

Moscow, February 4. PIR PRESS – «Wish you good luck and success in all beginnings and matters this year», - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to USA Anatoly Antonov. PIR Center received numerous season`s greeting cards for the last two months. Our team wants to express its gratitude to all friends and partners for kind and warm regards.

21.01.2020

«Since 2014, Russia has been openly stating that American nuclear weapons in Europe and the nuclear sharing arrangements are a direct violation of the spirit and letter of the NPT (Articles 1 and 2), especially considering the participation of the armed forces of non-nuclear NATO countries in military exercises on the use of American tactical nuclear weapons, deployed in Europe», – Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Intern.

30.12.2019

Wishing you a joyous 2020!

May you find peace, stability and success. Let’s welcome the new year with a new hope together.

29.12.2019

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Mau celebrates his 60th anniversary! His name is well-known to everyone who studies “Applied economics” in Russia.

27.12.2019

"Russia’s vision of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation issues remains in fact very conventional. It is pragmatic and realistic. We do not feel “constrained by traditional formats and diplomatic protocol”. On the contrary, we strongly believe that in many cases using proven formats and keeping to well-established diplomatic routine is the best way to address and resolve outstanding international issues of today and tomorrow. From our point of view, this “traditionalist” – or maybe “no-nonsense” – approach might be helpful for preventing turning serious and solution-oriented professional discussions aimed at achieving substantive results into road-shows with uncertain purpose, random participation and no clear mandate", – Sergey RyabkovDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 

27.12.2019

"IUEC has turned 12. We have become experts over this period of time. I am glad to see many of my colleagues invited as experts by many institutions, including those in the field of training and education. An IUEC officer is a member of the expert group assessing the nuclear infrastructure of our new partners in the nuclear field. We actively participate in IAEA training activities. There are many new projects seeking our expertise," – Gleb Efremov, Director General of the International Uranium Enrichment Center.

16.12.2019

“Panels, presentations and discussions were very illuminating. And I also want to thank all of the participants for taking seriously the injunction which was made yesterday to be constructive and open-minded. We were able to have open discussion on these topics”, – Jeff Mankoff, Senior Fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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