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07.06.2022

Vladimir Orlov, founder and director of PIR Center, held a meeting with Rafael Grossi, IAEA Director General. The parties discussed pressing issues and agreed to develop cooperation between PIR Center and the IAEA.

31.05.2022

The result of the first trimester of 2022 for PIR Center was the international expansion of the PIR Alumni Community. Thus, the PIR Center Advisory Board was joined by Dayan Jayatilleka, the former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation (2018-2020) and now a columnist of the business newspaper "Daily FT" and Sehlare Makgetlaneng, a visiting professor at the School of Public Studies of Northwestern University and researcher at the University of Limpopo, South Africa.

30.05.2022

24 years ago, on May 28 and 30, 1998, Pakistan conducted its first and last nuclear test at the Chagai test site. Pakistan's nuclear program started in 1972 by the order of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. The start of the program was prompted by the heavy defeat that Pakistan suffered from India after the last one intervened in the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971. Its development was spurred on by the Indian nuclear test in 1974. In the same year, Abdul Qadeer Khan, later named “the father of the Islamic atomic bomb”, joined the program.

27.05.2022

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 uranium for the Manhattan project

27.05.2022

On May 26, 2022, PIR Center's Director Dr Vladimir A. Orlov took part in the first meeting of the Strategic Planning Group of the Global Alliance of Leaders for Nuclear Security and Nuclear-Weapons-Free World, which was held in Vienna, Austria.

26.05.2022

On Tuesday, May 24, Tokyo hosted the summit of the leaders of QUAD, an informal alliance of the United States, India, Japan and Australia aimed at containing the People’s Republic of China in the Indo-Pacific region. The summit mainly focused on discussing various anti-Chinese initiatives and the Ukrainian crisis. The summit, in addition to the first persons of the QUAD states, was attended by many other statesmen. Among them was former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who left his post due to health reasons in September 2020. This February, amid the Ukrainian crisis and growing tensions between Taiwan and mainland China, Abe suggested that Tokyo consider the idea of hosting on the Japanese territory nuclear weapons.

26.05.2022

On May 26, 2022, Director of  PIR Center Dr Vladimir A. Orlov will take part in the first meeting of the strategic planning group of the Global Alliance of Leaders for Nuclear Security and Nuclear-Weapons-Free World, which will be held in Vienna, Austria.

25.05.2022

The International Dual Degree M.A. Program “Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation”, developed jointly by PIR Center, MGIMO University and Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, USA (MIIS), is still open to new applications from young experts in global security who plan, through acquiring the master’s degree, to gain professional knowledge and skills in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, arms control, strategic stability, and the nuclear factor in international relations in general. Against the backdrop of aggravating US-Russian relations, interest in the Program does not fade away but continues to grow every year.

24.05.2022

On May 12, the 114th Extended Summer Session of the Trialogue Club International took place. It was dedicated to the topic “Assessing the State of Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime on the Eve of the X NPT Review Conference”. This time tkeynote speaker of the Session was Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation H.E. Sergey A. Ryabkov who shared his view on why currently, even among the ongoing tensions, the nuclear nonproliferation dialogue was not only possible but necessary. 

21.05.2022

"The main thing, of course, is constant work, and in two directions. On the one hand, you need to constantly hone the skills that you have, especially in our specialty. You should never forget that if you know a language, it will always be at a high level. It needs to be constantly refreshed. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, you need to learn something new all the time. I'm used to the fact that you need to continuously immerse yourself in new things, new topics, new activities. This applies to both research and practical work. The Arab East and the Middle East provide a very wide field of action for self-realization, there is always an opportunity to learn something new, so human life is not enough for this. You need to leave a memory of yourself in the profession. Getting new knowledge, mastering something is very interesting and gives an incentive to life, without which it becomes boring," - Vitaliy Naumkin, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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