On October 4, 2014 PIR Center held the anniversary meeting of its Advisory Board on the topic "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Agenda: towards the 2015 NPT Review Conference." The conference was attended by senior Russian government officials, ex...


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


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...


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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“PIR Center actively works within the framework of the United Nations and has a consultative status with the ECOSOC. We are ready to continue supporting UN activities, participate in programs of the United Nations Association of Russia, implement academic, information and educational projects with our partners to strengthen peace and international security” – Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center’s Director.


“I find Dr. Orlov's recent NPT article “The Glass Menagerie” particularly thoughtful. Let us work harder so that your assessment that the nuclear nonproliferation regime has taken a major turn for the worse, can be reversed” – Kim Won-soo, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.


“Within the framework of the NPT review process Russian diplomacy and expert community have the opportunity to share common language with our allies. We have a few of those apart from our army and navy: we have allies in the CSTO and partners in the CIS. We just have to engage with those people on a more frequent basis, generally speaking, they are open for cooperation” – Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Special Advisor to the PIR Center.

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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

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The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East prevented the conference from adopting the Final Document. The NPT review process is now in ...

The 2015 NPT Review Conference ended without consensus on a final document. The U.S., the UK and Canada blocked the document over objections to the paragraphs on the creation of а WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East. The Review Conference was also marked by violent disagreements between the P5 and the ...

The vast majority of the states recognize the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global security architecture. The treaty has an unprecedented membership of 191 states, and that number continues to grow: Palestine joined during the latest Review Conference held in April...

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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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The five Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nuclear weapon states, or “P5”, established a dedicated Working Group in 2011 to work on a Glossary of Key Nuclear Terms. Since then, under the leadership of the People’s Republic of China and the joint efforts of all P5 members, three meetings of the ...

Russia consistently advocates broader access to the benefits of peaceful nuclear energy for the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and promotes international cooperation in this sphere in compliance with Article IV of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. We believe tha...

We consider the prevention of proliferation of nuclear weapons a primary objective for the States Parties to the NPT; only through achieving it, a more secure and stable world, in particular, a world free of nuclear weapons, as well as step-by-step and effective social and economic development of St...

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