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All nuclear weapons are withdrawn from Ukraine to Russia.
02.06.1996
The Additional Protocol II to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty) comes into force for China.
02.06.1974

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The Security Index Occasional Paper Series Publishes Policy Memo " If the New START Treaty Expires With No Extension:Scenarios For Russia" image
01.06.2020

The memo presents possible scenarios should the New START Treaty expire without extension. Special attention is being paid to confidence building measures to implement without a treaty-like legal basis. The memo also considers the build-up potential of strategic nuclear forces of Russia and the US.

 

29.05.2020

"As a follow-up to my Memos dated March 27, 2020, April 10, 2020, April 24, 2020 and May 12, 2020, I hereby declare the extension of the remote work mode until June 11, 2020 inclusive, due to the persistence of the complex epidemiological situation in Moscow", – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of PIR Center.

26.05.2020

«The circumstances in which the whole world has found itself today have changed, but the importance of nuclear nonproliferation issues and U.S.-Russia dialogue on the NPT review process continues to bring together both young and major experts. I am very glad that modern technologies help us in this. Could anyone predict a year ago, at the last meeting of the working group, that the Review Conference would be rescheduled? Hardly. But this gives us time, and by “us” I mean Russia, the USA and the whole nonproliferation community, time to think creatively about how we can better prepare for it. And our Track 2.5 meetings are devoted to exactly such ideas, fresh and bright, from the next generation of experts», – Director of PIR Center, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Federation, Professor at MGIMO University, Co-Chair of the working group Dr. Vladimir Orlov

№26 (2004): Unmanned aerial vehicles: history, application, threat of proliferation and prospects of development (in Russian).

nz26.jpgThe era of new military operations has come. This is closely connected to accelerated technical progress of all weapon systems and radical improvement of military characteristics.
One of such great technological advances in the field of military operations is development and application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They are used for a wide range of military tasks: strategic, operational and tactic ones. At the same time, wide spread of unmanned aerial vehicles can present a real danger of terrorist acquiring these technologies and using them for their purposes.
A new PIR Center study paper "Unmanned aerial vehicles: history, application, threat of proliferation and prospects of development" is a historic survey of UAV development and methods of their application. The authors analyze an impact of UAV proliferation and evaluate their potential threat to international security and Russian national security.

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