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 : Director, PIR Center; Editor-in-Chief, Security Index Journal
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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News

25.02.2015

“Those who like it hot are unlikely to be disappointed by 2015. Different scenarios are still possible as far as the actual taste of it is concerned, but the aftertaste is not in any doubt. Hot and bitter contrasts sharply with icy-cold. What kind of heritage has the year 2014 left for us? Will it be chilly old peace, or a new Cold War?” – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

05.02.2015

"The evolution of the movement of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) serves not so much as an example of the fragmentation of al-Qaeda Central to regional elements (in a top-down mode) but rather as a manifestation of partly parallel, partly opposite process of transnationalization and regionalization of the radical Islamist groups,  previously focused on solving problems in a more limited local or regional context  (mostly in the bottom-up mode). These processes have led to the conversion of such a group into a full cross-border regional jihadist movement in some ways even more radical than the Al-Qaeda itself,"– member of the Editorial Board of the Security Index journal Ekaterina Stepanova.  

26.01.2015

The latest issue of the Security Index journal is partly devoted to the development of the global nuclear energy sector and nuclear infrastructure. Against the backdrop of the oil-and-gas needle and amid the continued devaluation of the Russian currency, the Russian nuclear energy sector seems to offer what may well be the only tangible, comprehensive, and carefully thought-out answer to economic upheavals. This particular branch of the Russian high-tech sector is not a prototype but a working engine.

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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 role of Middle East in the Russian arms trade grows, with the region accounting for 20 percent of total Russian arms export and being second after the Asia Pacific. However, within this complicated region the market strategies, barriers and the demand compositions vary greatly, making successful...

Andrey Baklitsky, Kayhan Barzegar, Wu Bingbing, Farhad Mamedov, Eman Ahmad Ragab, Tariq Rauf, Mustafa Fetouri, Mohammed Shaker

The roundtable is based on the discussions held in 2014 in the framework of the high-level working group ‘‘Iran in a Regional and Global Context’’ established by the PIR Center and the Strategic Studies Network. The participants attempted to analyze in an in-depth way the full spectrum of potential ...

Beyond diplomatic negotiations, political debates and expert discussions on the WMDs and their role in the world there are other ways and dimensions on thinking on those issues that are extremely rarely addressed as a subject of research. There are doctrinal disputes in the world’s major religions o...

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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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