“Even if the upcoming review conference goes sour, it will not necessarily mean the collapse of the NPT. But even if in all hopes of staying away from excessive drama and the unnecessary letting-out of passions, I cannot help but notice that at the moment there are too many signs that a big blast is possible. Volcanoes sleep for a long time, and signs of recovery do not always mean the immediate beginning of an eruption. But if too many anxiety symptoms accumulate, one begins to think about evacuation and not about the fact that there might be a lot of drama and pathos in statements to the press,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.
On February 23-25, 2014, PIR Center chaired Strategic Studies Network’s (SSN) working group «Iran in Regional and Global Perspective», organized by the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA). The meeting will be held in Bangkok, Tha...
The expert support of the the direct interaction between Washington and Moscow is crucial for maintaining positive dynamics of the process. With this goal PIR Center and Near East South Asia (NESA) Center have formed a bilateral task force to address...
Launching a non-governmental White Paper by PIR Center, Moscow in co-operation with Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneva and UNOG Library.
PIR Center international seminar became a platform where the representatives from Russian Foreign Ministry and Rosatom spoke together with representatives from the USA, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, UAE and the Arab League.
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- Position : Director, PIR Center; Editor-in-Chief, Security Index Journal
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“The postponement of the final agreement with Iran on its nuclear program is not a drama. It is a diplomatic inevitability. In order to polish this serious document – if we desire it to work and to not remain on paper like the agreement with North Korea, – more effort and political will is needed. This especially pertains to Washington, where the Obama administration faltered after the election in Congress. To at first promise Iranians the removal of sanctions and to then not follow through is not an option,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.
“Successful negotiation of the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program could cause deep changes in the Middle East. Iran can return to the role it played in the 1960s and 1970s, before the fall of the Shah’s regime. Less rapid and profound will be the shifts in the global energy market. In the current decade, Iran will not turn into an energy superpower. However, if the Iranian elite finally manages to remove obstacles to massive foreign investment, the export of Iranian oil and gas by the end of the decade can, by more or less realistic estimates, grow to 3 million barrels per day and 50-60 billion cubic meters per year, respectively,” – Yuri Fedorov, Member of the Security Index Editorial Board.
Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests
“The Russian Federation has close and long-standing relations with Iran and we would like to use all our opportunities in order to make the hard dialogue we have today crown with success”
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
The Iranian nuclear program has been carefully reviewed by PIR Center’s experts over the last 15 years. The issue is covered on the regular bases through Security Index journal, exclusive bulletin Russia confidential as well as PIR PRESS newsletter.
PIR Center President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov is a permanent participant of Russian and international summits and expert discussions aimed at elaborating further steps to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.
In the framework of this project PIR Center’s experts closely follow the developments around the Stuxnet worm attack on Iran’s nuclear plant in Bushehr, the impact of international sanctions against Iran, the future of Iranian nuclear program.
PIR Center Analysis
Less than two months lie between now and July 20, 2014 when, according to the deal reached last November, a comprehensive agreement between Iran and P5+1 should be signed. Prior to the November 2013, the talks on the Iranian nuclear issue had been ongoing for more than a decade with no apparent succ...
Since January 20, 2014 the implementation of the interim agreement between Iran and P5+1 is under way. Now the main question should be: what do we expect next? In this paper I tried to briefly elaborate on the possible scenarios for the next 6 to 12 months. I would like to notice that it is a very s...
The Iranian presidential election held on June 14, 2013 was won by the moderate candidate, Hassan Rouhani; his victory came as something of a surprise even for his own team.
Amir Roknifard, an information security consultant, and PIR Center expert Yulia Sveshnikova analyze the factors that have broug...
The idea of establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction or Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East is not new; it dates back to 1970’s. However, the security landscape of the Middle East today has compelled most analysts to look at the idea and the concept anew. Most regard the potential arms rac...
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