Events

Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center speaks on the topic "Strategic Relations between Russia and Iran: How They Affect Global and Regional Security", MIIS, Monterey, USA
09.03.2017
Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center participates in the second meeting of the "GRF International Task Force on the Future of the Nuclear Deal with Iran", Turkey
03.03.2017
21.06.2016

PIR Center has prepared a review of the key challenges of the nonproliferation regime and a range of suggestions for the strengthening of the regime. The recommendations are divided in to four thematic categories dedicated to the key challenges faced...

Midweek brainstorming session on "The Iranian and North Korean missile threat - myths and reality", Moscow, Russia
03.03.2016
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Experts

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22.03.2017

“The joint comprehensive plan of action is contributing to regional and global peace; it needs the support of all parties to the agreement. We were unanimous that although the deal is not perfect, there appears to be no chance of securing a better one at present. It looks highly unlikely that either side could be compelled to enter a new negotiation which would lead to a different result. It is this or no deal in the near future. And the latter would bring us back to a path that could easily lead to miscalculation and a new disaster in the Middle East”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Special Advisor to the PIR Center, a member of the GRF International Task Force.

25.11.2016

“It is unlikely that the denunciation of the agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be a priority of the new US president. Mr. Trump, who has declared his readiness to talk Kim Jong-un out of possession of nuclear weapons, would more likely attempt to bargain with Tehran for more favorable terms and conditions. The problem is that neither President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, running for re-election in May 2017, nor the country’s Supreme Leader, confident that the deal was already tilted into US favor, would accept any further concessions”, – PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.

17.05.2016

“For the moment, the implementation of the deal goes relatively fine. There were some recent attempts on behalf of US Congress Republicans to ban the heavy water purchases from Iran, which would be counter to the JCPOA, but they were thwarted. The more pressing issue is the one about the proper implementation of the sanction relief part of the agreement. With Washington declining to let Iran use its financial system (the country is banned from it under previous non-nuclear sanctions) the uncertainty looms over the future of Iranian assets “unfrozen” under the JCPOA some of which are in US dollars.” – Andrey Baklitskiy, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director.

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Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests

“Russia welcomes the agreement reached today in Vienna on a settlement of the situation concerning Iran’s nuclear programme and the joint comprehensive plan of action approved by the six countries and Iran. We are certain that the world heaved a sigh of relief today. We expect that all the parties concerned, primarily the six states involved in the negotiations, will comply with the deal in full”.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

p59_2.jpgThe 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 Сonfidential as well as PIR PRESS newsletter.

PIR Center Founder and Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov is a permanent participant of Russian and international summits and expert discussions aimed at bring the sustainibility to the situation around Iranian nuclaer program.

 

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PIR Center Analysis

During the election campaign, Donald Trump expressed interest in normalizing relations with Russia, so there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic today about the U.S.-Russian relationship and the wider international situation. Several important questions come to mind:

  • Will the new U.S. leader att...

International agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, signed in summer of 2015 (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - JCPOA), has become a turning point in efforts to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime. However, approaches to its implementation are still the subject of controversy betwee...

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...

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Materials

Global Relations Forum (GRF) International Task Force

The Global Relations Forum (GRF) International Task Force on the Future of the Nuclear Deal with Iran was launched in 2016 to focus on maintaining the positive momentum of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Teheran’s nuclear program. The Task Force brought together 14 experts from Chi...

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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