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15.01.2021

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.

11.01.2021

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

30.12.2020

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.

№24(2003): The Chemical Weapons Convention: Problems and Prospects (in Russian).

nz24.jpgSix years have passed since Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC) entered into force. The time has come to evaluate its achievements during this period.
So did the Convention become an effective mechanism for the liquidation of CW? Was it possible to achieve universality and create reliable verification measures? What are the key issues that must be addressed in order to strengthen the role of the CWC in averting the proliferation of CW and the fall of this type of weapon into the hands of new states and terrorists? This volume of Study Papers named "The Chemical Weapons Convention: Problems and Prospects" is dedicated to answering these questions as well as many others.

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