Chronology

The Treaty between the U.S. and the USSR on the Limitation of Underground Nuclear Weapon Tests and the Treaty between the USSR and the U.S. on Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes come into force.
11.12.1990
The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga) enters into force.
11.12.1986
Additional Protocols I and II to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty) come into force for Great Britain.
11.12.1969

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08.12.2017

“Internship at the PIR Center was very beneficial in many ways. On professional level, I was challenged every day and learned much about Russian policies, interests and perspectives on various security questions. This opportunity gave me a real taste of what working in an efficient think tank is. On a personal level, working for the PIR has pushed me outside my comfort zone into a completely unknown environment. But despite my limited skills in Russian, I had the feeling of being completely accepted and integrated in the team. All in all, my only regret will be the short term of my internship!”

08.12.2017

“In the current highly politicized climate, the initiative for the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism may have a higher chance of succeeding if it transitions away from the usage of terrorist for non-state actor. Not only will it streamline the international legal framework by limiting the terminology to state and non-state actor, it will circumvent the necessity to provide a definition for terrorism”, –  Alicia Rorabaugh, PIR Center’s intern and student of the Dual Degree Master Program in Nonproliferation Studies

02.12.2017

“There is a proposal to start research and development [on a missile prohibited under the INF Treaty]. It is not prohibited according to the Treaty, but it seems to be the first step of violation of the soul of the Treaty. […] For us, this is an indication that activities to create a new missile violating the Treaty are going on. The United States is engaged in preparatory work to withdraw from the Treaty. We consider this to be a mistake. We have offered the United States to sit together and discuss all issues of mutual concern, find solutions to these issues, and avoid making efforts provoking the other side to give an adequate answer,” — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United States of America.

Archived Projects

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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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