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17.01.2022

On Friday, January 14, the delegations of the eighth round of JCPOA negotiations returned to the capitals for official consultations, while expert working groups continue discussing the issue. The American side is concerned that Iran's nuclear progress "will be too difficult to reverse," meaning there are only a few weeks left for negotiations. According to representatives of the United States, Washington is prepared for either outcome.

18.12.2021

On Wednesday, December 15, after several months of negotiations, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi and the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Eslami, reached an agreement that ensured the Agency would have access to the nuclear facility in Karaj (a centrifuge component manufacturing workshop) to replace its surveillance cameras. The parties pledged to "continue to work on remaining outstanding safeguards issues with the aim of resolving them." On December 19, the IAEA will provide a sample camera to Tehran for examination (under the supervision of the Agency experts) by Iranian security and judiciary experts. By the end of December, it is planned to re-install all surveillance cameras in Karaj.

11.12.2021

“This is really the last chance for Iran to sign up, and I strongly urge them to do that because we are determined to work with our allies to prevent Iran securing nuclear weapons, British Foreign Minister Liz Truss told the Chatham House on December 8, on the eve of the renewal of the seventh round of negotiations on the JCPOA.

07.12.2021

The seventh round of JCPOA negotiations kicked off in Vienna, having resumed after a five-month hiatus. The delegation of Ali Bagheri Kani submitted two draft resolutions, on sanctions and on the nuclear program, respectively. In sum, Iran is demanding a complete lifting of sanctions in exchange for halting its nuclear program. Can the JCPOA be revived this time?

09.11.2021

On November 1, PIR Center within the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO Russia, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA), and PIR Center, held an open lecture on the topic: «Prospects for the upcoming 10th Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference». Our invited keynote speaker was H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, President-designate of the X Review Conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. The event was held under the auspices of the PIR Center project to create a platform NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD, a single scientific, educational and communication portal for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

18.10.2021

On October 4, PIR Center within the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA) and PIR Center, held a public lecture with Dr. William Potter, Director of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), on the topic: «The Evolving Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Challenges and Opportunities». The event was held under the auspices of PIR Center project to create a scientific and educational platform NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD, which will become a scientific, educational and communication platform for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

15.06.2021

On June 15, 18:00-19:00 (Moscow time), one day before the Geneva meeting of Presidents Putin and Biden, PIR Center, Vienna Center for Nonproliferation and Disarmament (VCDNP), and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will present their recommendations on restoring Russian-U.S. dialogue on arms control and nonproliferation. 

10.06.2021

«The situation for the upcoming presidential term looks rather difficult, as economic problems will put even stronger pressure on the regime, and the propensity to negotiate and reach an agreement will be reduced. However, this does not mean that Iran will seek to develop nuclear weapons or decide to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons», ‒ Yulia Sveshnikova, PIR Center Consultant.

21.05.2021

«Participation in the PIR Center XX International School on Global Security in 2020 opened a new page in my life. This event let me not only gain new knowledge and expand my understanding of nonproliferation and disarmament issues, global security in general, but also define my research and professional priorities, and change a lot in my life. Besides, I met a lot of interesting people, more specifically, invited experts and lecturers, participants and organizers of the School, with their own views, ideas, initiatives, ambitions. And I warmly remember all of them,» ‒ a winner of the XX International School on Global Security of PIR Center, currently the Coordinator of the PIR Center Education & Training Program Elena Karnaukhova.

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.

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