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The U.S. signs the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. The conventions are pending ratification.
29.09.1997
An explosion at a radioactive waste storage facility in Kyshtym (Chelyabinsk Region) results in vast land contamination.
29.09.1957
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26.09.2020

AlumniDear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.

Archived Projects

Once the work on the project is over it is moved to the archive where it still can be accessed by the website users. Archived projects are not updated anymore. 

PIR Center’s Project "Perspectives for Russia-ASEAN cooperation in strategic spheres" was aimed at developing practical recommendations for political and business communities of both Russia and ASEAN countries in strategic areas of their cooperation, including military-and-technical cooperation, space technologies, cyber security, and nuclear energy.

The concept of nuclear security was born out of understanding that nuclear facilities and installations due to their critical importance should be duly protected from theft or sabotage. At the beginning of the 21st century, cyberattacks against the critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, have shown the necessity of upgrading this concept taking into account developments in the information sphere. For this purpose, the "Cybersecurity of Critical Nuclear Infrastructure" project was created.

PIR  Center’s project "Security in Central Asia and Russia" defined the main vectors of rivalry and cooperation in the region. The objective of the project was to answer the question of the optimal strategy of behavior of Russia in Central Asia.

  Global Internet Governance and International Information Security ProgramPIR Center expanded and intensified its activities in the field of international information security and global internet governance using its pioneer research experience as a solid basis for this Project agenda.

The International Security Index (iSi) was a comprehensive index of the level of international security developed by the PIR Center through a project that had been ongoing for over a year. The iSi index was meant to demonstrate the extent to which the international security situation differs from the “ideal” (assumed as 4210 points according to our methodology) at each point in time. It also indicated how various specific military and nonmilitary factors were effecting international security.

Sustainable Partnership with Russia Group (SuPR) was created to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Federation and the United States to work as partners on two of the most important issues on the global security agenda: nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament. All members of the SuPR Group were leading experts on U.S.-Russian relations, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.


 

Ways towards Nuclear Disarmament - The project has been implemented since October 2008.  Within its framework PIR Center elaborates set of practical steps for the preparation of new international negations aimed at deep reduction of nuclear arsenals; develops recommendations on the issue of possible significant reduction of all types of nuclear weapons; analyses possibilities of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the USA in the field of missile defense.

Development of Russia’s Nuclear Exports - Nuclear technologies, including assistance in designing and building nuclear reactors are one of the key Russian high-tech exports. Russian nuclear exports comply with all the requirements regarding the security of nuclear materials and nuclear nonproliferation.


The Future of the Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security - The project is focused on prospects for further Russia-U.S. bilateral and multilateral cooperation on nuclear security and stability of existing international cooperation mechanisms for nuclear security.

 

Reform of the Russian Armed Forces: Assessing the Developments - One of the project’s priorities is drawing up projections of  how the reform’s progress will affect the future of the Russian Armed Forces, especially their nuclear - missile component.

 

Conventional Arms and Prospects of Arms Trade Treaty - Purpose of the Project for Conventional Arms and Prospects of Arms Trade Treaty is research of the Russian defense industry and arms export; development of the international legislation for control of conventional arms with an emphasis on discussion and adoption of Arms Trade Treaty.

 

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Russia-Ukraine: Shaping Common Views on European Security ArchitectureParticular attention is paid to peaceful nuclear energy issues and participation of Ukraine in the work of TheInternational Uranium Enrichment Center in Angarsk. For example, Margarita Klochkova prepared report «Prospects of cooperation between Russia and CIS countries in the sphere of nuclear energy (the case of Ukraine)».

   
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