“Iranian missile launches do not violate country’s commitments or norms of international law. All of the provisions of Resolution 1929, that prohibited Tehran from launching ballistic missiles, were terminated in January 2016, and the resolution 2231 merely “calls upon” Iran not to undertake any activity related to such launches, which is not legally binding; the JCPOA does not address the issue of ballistic missile launches.” – Andrey Baklitskiy, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director.
"Governance and Global Affairs" M. A. in International Affairs in 2015
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.
“Every parliament has its own characteristics and they differ from one another, but when it comes to key foreign policy issues in Iran, continuity is the most appropriate word to use. The new parliament will create opportunities because newly elected officials in general bring new opportunities, but Iran will continue to pursue the policies that are in place at the moment. Iranian citizens feel quite satisfied with the foreign policy of the country, especially with the regional policy that is working quite effectively”, – Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor, University of Tehran.
“In Syria, we have witnessed the attempts of at least two new centers of power – Turkey and Saudi Arabia – to pursue their geopolitical goals by means of force. Subsequently, Iran too began to display its geopolitical ambitions in the Syrian theater. The activation of power centers constitutes a phenomenon that by far extends the field of the broader Middle East. Other countries – taking into account, of course, their actual capabilities and the conditions under which they operate – pursue a similar policy, such as Poland, India, Brazil and Iran. In the near future, assuming a stabilization of the economic situation, Indonesia and Egypt will also begin to pursue such a policy,” – Dmitry Efstafyev, member of the PIR Center Executive 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
The beginning of 2016 was marked by growing activity of DPRK leaders in implementing their national program to develop medium- and long-range ballistic missiles. Iran, in its turn, conducted two test launches of missiles used by the national armed forces. Such activity triggered protests of the glob...
Access and transparency were among the most difficult issues during the talks, both emotionally and politically. We managed to strike a good balance. Under the current agreement, the IAEA or individual countries will be able to get full information and perform all the necessary checks and inspection...
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 should eliminate the threat of weaponization of the Iranian nuclear program and bring the country out of international isolation. In his interview with Security Index, one of the key Russian negotiators and Deputy Foreign Minister Serg...
The Russian–U.S. working group on the Iranian nuclear issue was established in November 2013 by the PIR Center, a leading Russian NGO in the area of international security, and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), a regional center under the U.S. Department of Defense. The a...
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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