Chronology

Russia President Vladimir Putin and U.S. president George W. Bush sign in Moscow the treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on "Reduction of Strategic Offensive Potentials" (SOP Treaty).
24.05.2002
All nuclear weapons are withdrawn from Kazakhstan to Russia.
24.05.1995
The Protocol to the ABM Treaty permitting each side to have only one ABM deployment area comes into force.
24.05.1976
The Presidium of the CC CPSU decides to deploy medium-range missiles on Cuba (to protect Cuba from the U.S. invasion and to balance with the American Tor and Jupiter missiles deployed in the UK, Italy and Turkey).
24.05.1962

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22.05.2018

“What is the Gross National Happiness? What is the correlation between population’s happiness and society’s development? What are the reasons for the deepening global inequality? How to find a balance between material and spiritual values for a beneficial development of society? These issues have been at the core of my conversation with the leadership of the Gross National Happiness Centre Bhutan,” – Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, professor at MGIMO, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor


16.05.2018

“Although there is a number of efforts to bridge Russia and the United States as key players in the NPT review process, unfortunately, today we are witnessing the opposite situation when the dialogue is falling apart. Even at this PrepCom we could witness both the dialogue and the traditionally established rules of behavior falling apart, which is very dangerous. We decided that we needed a special meeting involving next generation of nuclear nonproliferation specialists from both countries, which we called a Track 2.5 meeting. I am particularly grateful to the Gorchakov Fund for its support in bringing three young Russian specialists to the PrepCom and the seminar. The fact that the Russian official fund is interested in this channel of public diplomacy is notable,” – Dr. Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor.


10.05.2018

“It is necessary to maintain cooperation with Iran and send a clear signal to Russian partners abroad that Russia will support legitimate nuclear activities in Iran which correspond with the norms of international law. It is important to maintain such dialogue, as well as provide maximum support to Iran in the international arena and continue bilateral cooperation in the nuclear sphere,” - PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev.

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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