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USSR President M.S. Gorbachev proposes unilateral initiatives regarding USSR tactical nuclear weapons.
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France launches a program to develop means of nuclear weapons delivery.
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05.10.2022

«I have never had any role models. Journalism is a craft; it is the knowledge of the subject you are going to write about. You have to have some background. Journalism is also about the ability to reach people. When I was still an officer, I was fortunate enough to visit military enterprises with my father and there I got to know their general directors. When I went to the military academy, we were taught naval tactics, we studied ship weapons systems, but it was all about iron. It was immaterial. But when I started communicating with constructors, that iron suddenly came alive to me. Once I approached the officer on the ship, I straightaway began telling the combat commander what kind of missile was in service on the ship, what it was capable of, and what it consisted of. It opened a lot of doors because even the officers were not always aware of the whole range of problems and characteristics which are inherent to this or that technical item. On balance, we ended up with an interesting conversation, which revealed a host of interesting details», — Dmitry Litovkin, a military journalist, editor-in-chief of the Independent Military Review ("Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye").


04.10.2022

PIR Center continues a 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 about the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

04.10.2022

65 years ago, on October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, was launched into Earth's orbit under the code name PS-1. This event has a great influence. The launch of the first satellite marked the beginning of space exploration.

04.10.2022

The authoritative publishing house Palgrave Macmillan (part of the Springer publishing group) releases the 2nd edition of the monograph Russian–American Nuclear Nonproliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Road Ahead. The book was prepared by a team of 13 young and experienced researchers, edited by PIR Center Founder and Director Vladimir Orlov and PIR Center Research Fellow Sergey Semenov. It is also supplied with prefaces from William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Working Group on the NPT Review Process — Ideas from Next Generation

On April 28, 2018, on the sidelines of the PrepCom, the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process was held under the topic “U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Ideas from Next Generation.”

The meeting was organized by PIR Center, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey, and Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve.



The seminar was part of long-term project “Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security” that the three partners launched in 2016. For the first time since the inception, the meeting of the Working Group was held in what the partnering institutions called a Track 2.5 format – with special emphasis on the participation of young experts who, together with diplomats and experts from the two countries, discussed how to narrow the gap between the United States and Russia on two major issues for the current NPT review process: disarmament agenda and a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.

The meeting was opened by Co-Chairs of the Working Group Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founder & Special Advisor to PIR Center, and Prof. William Potter, Director of CNS and Professor at MIIS. 

The meeting was moderated by Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at CNS, and Adlan Margoev, PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director


 

The participation of young experts Adlan Margoev, Vladislav Chernavskikh and Alexey Polyakov, both in their senior year at the Ural Federal University (UrFU) and at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) respectively, with major in International Relations was sponsored by the Gorchakov Fund.

The Russian delegation was represented by Vadim Smirnov, Deputy Head of the Delegation and Deputy Head of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Alexander Trofimov, Head of Section at the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary and Head of Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, represented the U.S. delegation. 

PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev delivered a presentation on nonproliferation education, in which he presented a blueprint of a Foresight School on U.S.-Russian relations and highlighted the 10-year plan on disarmament and nonproliferation education.

 

           

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