The article analyzes the correlation between the regions impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the territories of genetically modified organisms crops cultivation and consumption. The authors note that the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 can be observed in countries with a high level of genetically modified foods production and consumption, while the countries where it is prohibited hold low COVID-19 mortality rates. Based on the data analyzed, a hypothesis is put forward about the correlation between the global spread of COVID-19 and GM foods, along with the production and consumption of GMO crops.


Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov met with students online.


In November 2020, one of the "fathers of the Iranian nuclear program," academic physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Iran. In response to the incident, Iran has accelerated the adoption of a law to increase the level of uranium enrichment. In an interview with intern at PIR Center Maria Bondareva, former Iranian Permanent Representative to the IAEA and other international organizations in Vienna Ali Asghar Soltanieh spoke about the consequences of the relevant events.

№25 (2004): The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, Present and Prospects.

nz25.jpgIn his new study, Ambassador Roland Timerbaev deals with different problems facing the nonproliferation regime today and makes some practical suggestions that may help the Conference to reach a successful conclusion. In order to introduce readers to the complex nature of the Treaty provisions, the study starts with a short description of the history of NPT negotiations; describes the major achievements of the regime; analyses the major global problems that the world community faces today in the field of nuclear nonproliferation; discusses grave challenges to the international nonproliferation regime posed by some countries; and concludes that there is no need whatsoever for any radical changes or reforms of the regime, or, for that matter, for any new nonproliferation strategies.