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08.04.2021

The PIR Center team has completed the basic cycle of the work on the systematization and the inventory preparation of the Archive of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland M. Timerbaev. Being a source of experience and wisdom, the Archive was previously submitted to PIR Center by the son of a diplomat.

08.04.2021

"Somewhere in the bowels of the tenth house on Downing Street, a fundamental decision was made: British diplomacy has few problems in connection with the UK's exit from the EU – the British flag should be shown in all its glory and in military-strategic affairs. The UK felt that the chances of a successful NPT Review Conference were already too high and decided to tease the supporters of early nuclear disarmament by further increasing its nuclear arsenal. " About the announced increase in the United Kingdom's arsenal in the main note of the 531 issue of the bulletin Yaderny Kontrol.

02.04.2021

The article is devoted to the role of Congress in the development and adoption of policy decisions on arms control. The author analyzes the difference in the positions of the two parties on the issues of the New Start and the INF Treaty, noting that despite the inter-party contradictions, the tug-of-war with the president, and the limited influence of the Congress on the development of the foreign policy course, the Congress is able to slowly, but direct this course in the right direction with the help of existing levers of pressure.

26.03.2021

On March 17, PIR Center held a workshop within the framework of the Midweek Brainstorming sessions series. Participants discussed Russian Nuclear Security (NS) posture along with the international cooperation outlook.


26.03.2021

The article is devoted to the analysis of the approaches of the leading states in the regulation of the field of AI, as well as the search for solutions to the challenges in this area for Russia, which, in the context of modern political conflicts, reach the level of national security. The author analyzes the difference in positions in the international community on the development of AI, noting that, in general, the main priorities of states in the development of artificial intelligence coincide.

24.03.2021

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the report «CSTO allies of Russia: an assessment of the quality of dialogue and the possibility of formulating joint positions on key issues of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament» by Nadezhda Kulibaba.


 

17.03.2021

This report was published following a series of joint seminars between PIR Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA) under the general title “Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Era of Great Power Rivalry” (November 12 - December 9, 2020). The report presents an extract of the views of Russian and American experts on strategic stability issues and outlines the basic principles of building a prospective arms control architecture. In particular, they touched upon the issues of structuring the negotiation process, as well as the prospects for achieving both legally and politically binding agreements in this area. The report is available in Russian.

15.03.2021

“On March 1-5 in Vienna there was held a session of the IAEA Board of Governors, which was dedicated to the issue of the return of the United States and Iran to the JCPOA as well as to the issue of Iran's withdrawal from the implementation of the nuclear deal provisions. Earlier, Iran announced the cessation of the voluntary fulfillment of the obligations, including those under the Additional Protocol, since February 23 in accordance with the provisions of the law adopted in December 2020 in Iran. Thus, Iran has suspended some IAEA inspections, as well as the transfer of recordings from video cameras installed at nuclear facilities”. On the results of the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in the main note of the 530th issue of the Yaderny Kontrol bulletin.

15.03.2021

This report was published following a series of joint seminars between PIR Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA) under the general title “Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Era of Great Power Rivalry” (November 12 - December 9, 2020). The report presents an extract of the views of Russian and American experts on strategic stability issues and outlines the basic principles of building a prospective arms control architecture. In particular, they touched upon the issues of structuring the negotiation process, as well as the prospects for achieving both legally and politically binding agreements in this area. The report is available in Russian.

08.03.2021

"The most important values for me are family and a sense of inner freedom",  the Executive Assistant of PIR Center Director (2001-2004) Elena Polidva.

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