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.


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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“The ongoing attempt at regime change in Ukraine can retard the progress in US-Russia relations which is the main axis of efforts at diplomatic solutions to conflict situations in several areas, most especially the Middle East”, – Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Colombo former Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.


“Return to the Constitution of 2004 actually means the removal of Viktor Yanukovych from power and further deterioration of the situation in the country. The most optimal way out of this situation is to stop violent confrontation and to launch preparations for the presidential elections. However, the most significant impediment to implementation of this scenario is the absense of a credible national leader of the opposition and the growing influence of ultra-nationalist forces, particularly in the West of Ukraine”, - PIR Center Senior Vice President, Lieutenant General (Retired) Evgeny Buzhinsky.


“Fundamentalist, reactionary, and hard-line Islam as propagated by the Wahhabi sect dominant in Saudi Arabia has spread further into Africa. The only previous positive counter force was The World Islamic Call Society of Qaddafi’s Libya but that counterforce is no longer there. Actually, it has evolved backwards and its Islamic propagation has moved closer to that of Saudi Arabia’s since the fundamentalist and hard-line Islamic version is being forced on Libya itself thanks to the Arab Spring,” - Independent Libyan Academic,  Journalist, Mustafa Fetouri.

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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

Since January 20, 2014 the implementation of the interim agreement between Iran and P5+1 is under way. Now the main question should be: what do we expect next? In this paper I tried to briefly elaborate on the possible scenarios for the next 6 to 12 months. I would like to notice that it is a very s...

In terms of its portfolio of contracts and actual deliveries, Russia has for a long time been the world’s second-largest arms supplier after the United States. Over the past few years Asia Pacific has been the biggest destination of Russian arms exports, accounting for 55-57 per cent of the overall ...

The global nuclear renaissance is back on the agenda. For all the repercussions of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, nuclear energy is gaining momentum and winning new regional markets. One of these emerging new markets is the Middle East, where an increasing number of countries are...

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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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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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