Events

25.04.2013

Launching a non-governmental White Paper by PIR Center, Moscow in co-operation with Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneva and UNOG Library.

19.04.2013

On APRIL 19, 2013 in the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva (15 Avenue de la Paix, Geneva) passed P5 CONFERENCE PUBLIC EVENT called "On the way to the 2015 NPTrevie...

04.10.2012

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.

08.05.2012

On May 8, 2012 passes the Seminarcalled "Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: Ideas from Russia, Ideas for Russia" in the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (Donau-City Strasse 6, Andromeda Tower, Floor 13).

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Experts

  • Position : Senior Vice President
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : President, PIR Center; Editor-in-Chief, Security Index Journal
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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News

20.08.2014

The new issue of the Security Index journal is dedicated to the Russian-Western relations that have become rathertense due to the Ukrainian crisis, - so tense that experts speak about the cold war 2.0. The other important topics, discussed in the journal, are situation in Afghanistan after the troops’ withdrawal, the settlement of the Iranian unclear program. In addition, the authors address the subject of nonstrategic nuclear weapons, joint policy in cybersecurity, increase in combat capabilities.

14.05.2014

«It must be recognized that the two nuclear-weapon states with the largest nuclear arsenals have in fact dramatically reduced the numbers of deployed nuclear weapons. There is much to commend here. On the other hand, the Russian Federation and the USA have yet to agree in a formal treaty on measures to verifiably dismantle and dispose of nuclear warheads, to reduce and eliminate non-deployed warheads, and to bring down numbers of warheads still further on the way to zero», – Director of the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Tariq Rauf.

25.11.2013

«What do the results of the Geneva talk on Iran mean for Russia? For the second time after the negotiations on Syria, the Russian diplomacy has achieved a great success.  In fact, the text of the agreement is based on what was originally the Lavrov plan of action on Iran. The Russian position has been concise; no significant corrections were made throughout the autumn talks.  Iran’s right on enrichment is not questioned, the 20%-enriched uranium is to be removed. Therefore proliferation risks, that have been the main concern for Russia, decrease dramatically. And this is exactly where success is», – PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov

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The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

“A world without nuclear weapons is a long-term goal which we need to start working towards right now. It is possible that at some point in the future we may have to consider bringing up to date the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which is the cornerstone of the nonproliferation regime."

Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director-General

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970, still remains a key element of the entire international security architecture. Nevertheless, the current international situation presents several serious NPT.jpgchallenges which, if events begin to follow a negative scenario, can deform certain elements of the international architecture and undermine the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

How should Russia act in such a situation? The purpose of this project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

As part of the project PIR Center experts attended the 8th NPT Review Conference (2010). PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov was a member of the Russian delegation.

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White Paper “NPT-2010: Strengthening the Regime”

PIR Center's Particpation in the 2010 NPT Review Conference

PIR Center Analysis

Since Barack Obama administration took office in 2009, it has put considerable effort into placing nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation at the center of the U.S. nuclear policy. In April 2009 in Prague American president delivered a speech where he called for complete elimination of nuclear weap...

Various ideas for establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East were first voiced in the early 1960s. Nevertheless, negotiations on establishing a WMD-free zone in the region remain very far from conclusion. The establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East was part of the 1995 N...

The 2010 NPT Review Conference called on the states which possess the largest nuclear arsenals to play the leading role in implementing its Action Plan. The article discusses specific steps which could be undertaken by Russia and theUnited States in the near time frame in order to implement the Plan...

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Materials

The objective of this nongovernmental White Paper published by the PIR Center on the eve of the 2010 NPT Review Conference is to define the hot issues currently affecting the nuclear nonproliferation and to suggest the set of specific policy recommendations on how to break the deadlocks and strength...

July 2, 2009. "As always, it is a pleasure to return to Moscow and to speak to a meeting organized by the PIR Center. I am particularly pleased to do so at a moment in time when there appears to be new currents of thinking internationally about nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. For too long,...

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Documents

Potential adversaries of the United States continue to pursue weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to enhance their international influence and achieve greater strategic leverage against U.S. advantages. Increased access to expertise, materials, and technologies heightens the risk that these adversarie...

An efficient nuclear non-proliferation regime plays a key role in maintaining the international peace and stability as well as moving towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The application of the IAEA safeguards pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article III of the NPT is an important element of ensuring ...

A growing interest in peaceful uses of nuclear energy is an objective trend of today's world development. The Russian Federation believes that in the near future there is no alternative to further developing and expanding the use of civil nuclear energy in the world. A testimony to that fact is the ...

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