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The Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation and the US Enrichment Corporation seal an agreement concerning the continuation of low enriched uranium supplies to the USA under the intergovernmental agreement of February 18, 1993 (HEU-LEU Deal)
21.02.2002
The USSR and IAEA sign the Agreement on Application of the IAEA Safeguards in the USSR.
21.02.1985

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15.02.2018

“The current state of US-Russian relations is depressive and stimulating. Depressing because there’s so little optimism in the expert community, and there’s so much concern that we are heading in the direction that neither of us really seems to want but neither of us can avoid. And that direction seems to be bringing us to the potential for conflict... That generates the commitment, which was the positive side of the discussion. We had a very pragmatic discussion. There was relatively little posturing, and there was a lot of serious direct constructive exploration of our differences,” — Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

08.02.2018

Today they DPRK has a nuclear arsenal. In my judgment, they are not going to give up their nuclear arsenal. Diplomacy is no longer able to solve that problem and that’s the problem we have to deal with today. Therefore, U.S, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea have to being able to contain and deter the arsenal they have. It is not primarily a diplomatic issue, but a military issue. Secondly, we need diplomacy to try to lower that danger”,  Former Secretary of Defense (1994 – 1997) William Perry.

08.02.2018

On January 24-26, 2018, the sixty-ninth winter session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters took place in Geneva. Since 2015, Russia has been represented in the Advisory Board by Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.

Topics for MA theses

Tentative list of the topics for MA theses

 for the MGIMO-PIR-MIIS Dual Degree Program on

Nonproliferation Studies


  1. History of US-Soviet/Russian Cooperation on NPT Drafting, Signing (1966-1968) and Extension (1995): Lessons Learned and Policy Recommendations.

  2. Russian (Soviet)-US Cooperation on Proliferation Prevention: A Case Study and Lessons Learned [Options: a) Iran; b) Libya; c) DPRK; d) Syria.] 

  3. Prospects of the US – Russian cooperation in preventing cyber threats to nuclear security

  4. Nuclear De-escalation of US-Russian Relations: Problems and Options for Sustainable Solutions (2016-2018)

  5. Scenarios for the Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation between Russia and China

  6. Scenarios for the Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation between the United States and China

  7. What Future for the P5?

  8. Future of Nuclear Deterrence 

  9. Criteria of Success for the NPT Review Process: Lessons Learned from the 2010 and 2015 NPT RevCons and Looking into the 2020 RevCon

  10. Withdrawal from the NPT: Addressing the Loophole in the Treaty

  11. Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Nuclear Risks in [options, choose one: a) Brazil; b) Japan; c) South Korea; d) Egypt; e) Indonesia]: a Case Study

  12. Current Stage and Future of the JCPOA.

  13. Is a Constructive Dialogue between Nuclear-Weapon States and Non-Nuclear-Weapon States on the Article 6 at All Possible?  

  14. Assessing Nuclear Security Threats in [a) Central Asia; b) South Asia; c) the Middle East; d) ASEAN Region]

  15. Establishment of the WMD Free Zone in the Middle East: history, lessons learned and prospects for advancement

  16. Experience and lessons learned from the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear program

  17. Prospects of the US-Russian dialogue on arms control and disarmament

  18. Nuclear sharing and nuclear umbrellas as factors of nuclear nonproliferation

  19. Prospects of the nuclear weapons-free zone in Central and Eastern Europe

  20. Challenges to Nuclear Test Ban

  21. Impact of the Humanitarian Initiative and the Ban Convention movement on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

  22. Military Challenges to Outer Space Exploration and Disarmament

  23. Discussion on IAEA safeguards and transformation of this nonproliferation mechanism

  24. Nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation risks

  25. Peaceful nuclear energy development in the [options, choose one: a) Middle East; b) South-East Asia; c) Europe; d) Latn America; e) Africa]

  26. Developing an International Dialogue on Nuclear Security after the NSS series

  27. Nuclear and radiological terrorism: contemporary challenges

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