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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

PIR CENTER AND ECOSOC

Ecosos.jpgOn July 3, 2010, PIR Center received a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

“Special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council will enhance weight and authority of your organization in Russian and international NGO-community. Using this new opportunity to broaden international outreach of PIR Center's activities is on the top of the agenda,” the Director of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Gennady Gatilov noted in his letter to the PIR Center.

From now on, PIR Center can send its recommendations to the Council and cooperate more actively with the UN bodies in different formats.

“Acquisition of the special consultative status with ECOSOC is an honor for our organization. We view this decision as an acknowledgment of our experience in Russia and abroad and an expression of trust from one of the main UN institutions which coordinates social and economic development issues. PIR Center and our experts are now facing new opportunities to bring our ideas and proposals to the UN institutions in the intersecting areas of sustainable development and global security, primarily in spheres of nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation,” President of the PIR Center Vladimir Orlov said.

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