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.

23.06.2011

On June 23, 2011 The PIR Center held an international seminar called "Nuclear Energy and the Cultural Development of Nonproliferation: Covering New Regions" at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)  The seminar was attended by repres...

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Experts

  • Position : "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Special Advisor
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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News

11.07.2016

"Fears of those who believe that the end of the Syrian conflict will lead to a civil war between the opposition groups are far from being groundless", — Kamal Gasimov, expert at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

21.06.2016

“Today the nuclear nonproliferation regime faces a range of key challenges. These challenges fall under four main categories: ongoing difficulties with the implementation and universalization of the treaty, the disturbance of strategic stability, increasingly ineffective mechanisms of multilateral diplomacy, and a lack of progress towards establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East” — “Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime in 2016-2020”.

29.01.2016

“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.

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Russia and the Middle East: Promoting Strategic Interests

“Taking into account Russia's long-standing interest in securing a share of the Middle East nuclear energy market, as well as its many years of experience in building and safely operating nuclear power plants, Rosatom's participation in PIR Center's Middle East Project would help to form a positive image of modern Russian nuclear energy technologies".


Mikhail Lysenko, Director, International Cooperation Department, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation


Nuclear Energy in the Middle East


As a result of rapid economic growth in the Middle East countries in the region are increasingly facing the ME.jpgproblem of energy security. In the modern competitive world the availability of reliable and sustainable energy sources is becoming a decisive factor. At this moment, the only realistic alternative to petroleum is nuclear energy.


However, the political situation in the region means that the governments which want to pursue nuclear energy projects are facing a particular set of challenges. The international community's concerns regarding Iran's nuclear program, and the risk of religious fanatics coming to power in some countries in the region are creating barriers to peaceful use of nuclear energy in the Middle East.

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PIR Center Analysis

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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Materials

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...

Well, I wouldn’t have to say much more for representatives of the embassies, because the very fact that the special representative of the President has to cut his presentation shorter on one hour and to come to urgent close meeting dedicated to the situation in Egypt – well, it allows you to send qu...

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Documents

The Secretary-General expresses his profound shock and regret at the conclusion that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale, resulting innumerous casualties, particularly among civilians and including many children. The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the u...

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