The UN General Assembly adopts Resolution A/RES/53/77D on Mongolia's International Security and Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status.



On November 22, H.E. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov took part in a meeting with the students of the International Dual-Degree MA Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation (MGIMO-MIIS-PIR Center) and PIR Center junior research fellows.


On November 18, PIR Center held the new Midweek Brainstorming session on the topic «Coalitions within the NPT Review Process: historical background and prospects of the X NPT Review Conference». Konstantin Larionov, student of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, WMD Nonproliferation (MGIMO University, MIIS, and PIR Center) presented for further discussion his report prepared within the internship at PIR Center. 


"In youth, it is especially important to be attentive to yourself and your life. After all, it is at this time that the foundation, the framework of the entire future life of a person is laid. As one Dagestan proverb says, "The most valuable thing in life is a person." This saying has a very valuable meaning," Lyudmila Balandina, correspondent and editor of the first issues of the journal Yaderny Kontrol.

Roadmap for Russia – U.S. Cooperation 2018

As part of the joint project by PIR Center and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) on the U.S.-Russia dialogue on the NPT Review Process, graduate students of the second and third cohorts of the Dual Degree Program in WMD Nonproliferation Studies, established by MGIMO University and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2016 in partnership with and at the initiative of PIR Center, prepared a roadmap for Russia – U.S. cooperation. 

The students presented the roadmap during an online seminar between PIR Center and CNS held on November 27, 2018.

 The roadmap is meant to answer two questions: 

1. What are the key challenges to the NPT and its three pillars – nonproliferation, disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy?  

2. What should Russia and the United States do in order to strengthen the NPT and secure a successful NPT Review Conference in 2020? 

The roadmap consists of three parts, each being devoted to a pillar of the NPT. This exercise is meant to bring attention of the next generation of specialists to the issues of the NPT review process, to maintain a sustainable cooperative engagement of U.S. and Russian expert communities in addressing challenges to the NPT in the years to come, and to brainstorm new ideas on securing success for the NPT review process and for the regime established by the Treaty.