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The USSR tests a thermonuclear bomb called RDS-37 with a 1.6 megaton yield. The bomb’s new charge becomes the basis of Soviet nuclear weapons.
22.11.1955
The United States, NATO countries and Japan create the Coordinating Committee on Multilateral Export Controls (CoCom), which identified goods and technologies not subject to export to the USSR and other socialist countries.
22.11.1949

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21.11.2014

“The Japanese have this understanding of ikigai. As usual, this term does not have one, simple translation into Russian language, but is most often interpreted the following way: ‘that which gives meaning to your life, and makes you easily get up each morning with a sense of joy and successfully, richly and happily live out the day.’ Information security is this for me today and, over the course of the past 20 plus years the situation has not changed; this is ikigai”, – Business Consultant on Information Security at Cisco Systems and member of PIR Center Advisory Board, Alexey Lukatsky.

20.11.2014

«I believe that the choice of the subject of the programme is of particular importance at this day and age. I am certain that through academic partnership we shall make our invaluable contribution to increased global security at various levels», –MGIMO Rector Professor Anatoly Torkunov.

19.11.2014

“After the G-20 summit in Brisbane, a moment of clear decision-making comes for Moscow on what outcome it expects for the crisis in the south-east of Ukraine. G-20 summit was one of the last points, where the Kremlin could decide to soften its position on Ukraine and improve relations with the West. However, the country has not taken advantage of this opportunity”, – Member of the Royal Institute of International Relations, journalist Konstantin von Eggert.

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I am counting on your [PIR Center] expert assistance in the search for effective responses to the challenges and threats associated with large-scale international terrorist activity.

Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Security Index journal is always a welcome reminder of a wider picture, of how interconnected the world's problems are. It has become a must-read  for many people here in Vienna, the hub of a number of security related organizations in the wider UN System.

Tibor Toth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Comission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization


From the moment of its foundation, one of the PIR Center's priorities has been the publication of academic periodicals and monographs devoted to the issues of international security and the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  To a great extent, the recognition of the PIR Center in the academic world, business community, and political circles is due to the demand for the organization's main publication, the Security Index journal in its Russian and International editions (before 2007 - Yaderny Kontrol).

High-ranking Russian and foreign politicians not merely read the journal but also express on its pages their views on international security issues. The journal authors include Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, Ambassador Tibor Tóth, Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and many others.

Since 2000, the PIR Center has been publishing monographs of the PIR Center Library series. Those include the two-volume textbook for Russian higher education institutions Nuclear Nonproliferation the guideboook Global Partnership Against The Spread Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, the report Russians on the Threat of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, and others.

During the years PIR Center has also extensivly published on the diversity of global security, nonproliferation and arms control problems. In particular, these include PIR Study Papers: Russia and Global Security (since 1996), the series of PIR Center Reports (1997-2000), the journals Missile and Outer Space, Chemical weapons and problems of its destruction, Export of conventional arms. The latter became the basis for the journal Eksport Vooruzheniy edited by the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.

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