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19.08.2022

The history of the idea of creating a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central and Eastern Europe (NWFZ in CEE) dates back to the beginning of the Cold War. Nevertheless, over all these years, the project of formal denuclearization of the region has not been implemented due to unfavorable external circumstances. The goal of this research paper is to analyze the current threats to the nuclear nonproliferation regime in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to outline the prospects for the long–awaited implementation of the NWFZ in CEE, which can become one of the pillars of the new European security architecture.

05.08.2022

PIR Center continues a new section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is dedicated to the international document that is considered to be the very first to become the forerunner of the modern arms control system.

04.08.2022

Elena Karnaukhova has been appointed of PIR Center Deputy Director – Education and Training Program Director. In her new position, Elena will be responsible for the strategic development of the organization and will continue to supervise the educational projects of PIR Center, as well as the Advisory Board and the Executive Board of PIR Center and the Trialogue Club International as its executive secretary.

01.08.2022

PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.

27.07.2022

This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms control and disarmament. Considering the devastating environmental consequences of nuclear weapons use, the nuclear-weapon states should take responsibility for possessing nuclear weapons just as they took responsibility for carbon emissions.

27.07.2022

The 2022 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, inherited from covid 2020 and repeatedly postponed due to the raging pandemic, opens in New York on August 1. Four weeks of work of the NPT member States delegations – what will it be: a breakthrough to a more reliable cementing of the Treaty? Beating around the bush and straining to demonstrate its own indispensability? Or a harsh disputes that will call into question both the value and the effectiveness of this document?

19.07.2022

Today, PIR Center, together with partners from the Foundation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, is holding a meeting with members of the PIR Alumni Community from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

13.07.2022

The research track of PIR Center’s work was enriched with another seminar: the Midweek Brainstorming Session "Strategic (In)stability in Europe and Asia: Pathways Towards Risk Reduction and De-escalation". The welcoming speech was given by Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center’s Founder & Director. In his remarks, Dr. Orlov addressed ten ideas aiming to minimize nuclear risks globally and regionally. Such experts as Tariq Rauf, Petr Topychkanov, Sharon Squassoni, and Vladimir Baranovsky made their presentations and comments. Other Russian and foreign experts, as well as students and PIR Center’s staff and interns, were part of the event.

13.07.2022

On July 5, PIR Center’s Director Dr Vladimir A. Orlov gave an interview to Jade McGlynn, senior researcher at the Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, for her new book about the Ukrainian crisis, which will be published in March 2023 by Polity Publishing house.

08.07.2022

On June 25, within the framework of the XXI International School on Global Security, a traditional meeting of PIR Alumni Community members took place. Colleagues, friends and partners of PIR Center, all those who motivate us to move on with their successes and achievements, support and care, gathered in Zvenigorod, Moscow region. For the first time in the history of PIR Center and the School, a meeting of members of PIR Alumni Community was held in the format of MASLIN-FEST – in honor of Evgeny P. Maslin, Colonel General (Ret.), head of the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, member of PIR Center Executive Board. With this meeting, we wanted to honor the memory of Evgeny Maslin not only as a talented statesman, patriot of his country, reliable colleague and comrade, but also as a lover of poetry, a lover of a song, a lover of warm friendly meetings.


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