Chronology

An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. At 8:15 a.m. the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops a 14-kiloton, 2,227-kg atomic bomb named Little Boy on Hiroshima, resulting in over 200,000 deaths and about 160,000 injured.
16.08.1945
Germany successfully tests the Fau-2 (V-2) ballistic missile. It becomes the world’s first missile to break the speed of sound.
16.08.1942
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05.08.2022

PIR Center continues a new 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 dedicated to the international document that is considered to be the very first to become the forerunner of the modern arms control system.

04.08.2022

Elena Karnaukhova has been appointed of PIR Center Deputy Director – Education and Training Program Director. In her new position, Elena will be responsible for the strategic development of the organization and will continue to supervise the educational projects of PIR Center, as well as the Advisory Board and the Executive Board of PIR Center and the Trialogue Club International as its executive secretary.

01.08.2022

PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.

27.07.2022

This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms control and disarmament. Considering the devastating environmental consequences of nuclear weapons use, the nuclear-weapon states should take responsibility for possessing nuclear weapons just as they took responsibility for carbon emissions.

Training course for CIS university professors and research institutes staff “New Global Security Reality: the Changing Nature of Threats in the XXI Century”

March 25, Monday

 * Training Course participants’ arrival

 March 26, Tuesday

 * Opening Remarks.

* Introduction of participants

* PIR Center presentation – PIR Center’s role in the expert community, PIR Center programs and staff

* Nonproliferation Regime in 1995-2015. Current Challenges and Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime

* Russia and Other CIS Countries’ Nonproliferation and Arms Control Policies

* Global Internet Governance and Security in Cyber Space – Key Issues and Approaches to their Solution.

 March 27, Wednesday

 * Missile Threats and Anti-Ballistic Missile System Issues. Arms Deployment in Outer Space.

* Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

* Conventional Arms Control in Europe

* The Nuclear Dilemma on the Korean Peninsula and Other Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

* Arms Trade Limitations Issues and the International Arms Trade Treaty.

 
March 28, Thursday

 * Nuclear Energy Development – Opportunities and Risks for Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation

* Chemical & Biological Security: Current Status of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Implementation.

* Education in Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Nuclear Security – Exchange of Best Practices. Seminar. 

* PIR Center Education Opportunities.  

 March 29, Friday

 * Countering Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, Countering WMD Proliferation Financing, and Russia’s FATF Chairmanship in 2013-2014.

* Nuclear Energy Development and Nonproliferation Issues in the Middle East. Iran’s Nuclear Program

* How to Steal a Nuclear Bomb? Nuclear Terrorism and Nuclear Security

* Debate «Will the World Be More Secure Without Nuclear Weapons?»

* Closing, Awarding of Certificates.

* Reception

 March 30, Saturday

 * Hotel check-out for participants from other cities

* Excursion to "Bunker-42 on Taganka" (Cold War Museum).

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