Chronology

The U.S. and DPRK sign the Agreed Framework.
21.10.1994
Protocols 2 and 3 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga) come into force for China.
21.10.1988

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20.10.2017

"All I have to say to Trump, abandon this reckless game before it’s too late! You are deluding yourself if you think you’ve been dealt all the trump cards. Your imaginary perfect is the enemy of the good. The JCPoA is a good deal. Signed not only by the United States, but also by six other countries (including Russia), it is working well. All the parties are abiding by their commitments. There can be no deal with Iran without Iran itself. Your imaginary grand bargain is a folly; it has no basis in reality." — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, PIR Center founder.

19.10.2017

“I am pleased to welcome Adlan Margoev and Yuliya Tseshkovskaya joining our team. At the PIR Center, we have invariably staked on young, bright and creative colleagues”. — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Founder of the PIR Center. 

18.10.2017

“In the Universe there is a certain order of its existence, we are part of the universe, and we swung to an atom and decided to create a weapon, that could be a way of destroying the present mankind. I do not know if I understood this in 1995, but now and for a long time I am convinced that this is one of the ways of the extinction of mankind, and it can happen. Every day, it is necessary to think about how to avoid the annihilation of mankind” - Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Roland Timberbaev, member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.

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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