“Even if the upcoming review conference goes sour, it will not necessarily mean the collapse of the NPT. But even if in all hopes of staying away from excessive drama and the unnecessary letting-out of passions, I cannot help but notice that at the moment there are too many signs that a big blast is possible. Volcanoes sleep for a long time, and signs of recovery do not always mean the immediate beginning of an eruption. But if too many anxiety symptoms accumulate, one begins to think about evacuation and not about the fact that there might be a lot of drama and pathos in statements to the press,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.
PIR Center organised jointly with the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow bilateral Russian-Dutch seminar “The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance: Moving to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague”
On April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held an International seminar on “Lessons and Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”.
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...
On February 19, 2009 in the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow the Center for Policy Studies (Russia) together with the NTI within the framework of the project “Ways of Nuclear disarmament” held the round table on “123 U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation Ag...
- Affiliation : Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
- Position : Consultant
- Affiliation : PIR Center
- Position : "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director
- Affiliation : PIR Center
“Nuclear power plays an important role in ensuring the energy security, environmental protection and industrialization of Vietnam. Nuclear power is planned to make a significant contribution to Vietnamese national electricity generation in the period leading up to 2030, and will continue to make an even greater contribution up to the year 2050. In November 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Resolution on the investment of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project, which consists of Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plants,” – Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan.
“Russia needs to develop a comprehensive strategy of presence in Southeast Asia. Nuclear cooperation serves as one of the most optimal directions in which to focus on the economic benefits and on the solution of strategic problems and security issues. This area of cooperation between Russia and countries of the region may contribute not only to solving the energy issue, but in the long term could become a lever for the development of constructive cooperation in other spheres,” – Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations in the School of Regional and International Studies of the Far East Federal University, Ivan Zolotukhin.
Development of Russia’s Nuclear Exports
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"We believe that PIR Center’s project dedicated to the Russian nuclear export will allow Russian companies to conduct a more balanced policy on nuclear cooperation and will contribute significantly to the strengthening of strategic dialogue between Russia and other countries".
PIR Center President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov
Nuclear technologies, including assistance in designing and building nuclear reactors are one of the key Russian high-tech exports. Russian nuclear exports comply with all the requirements regarding the security of nuclear materials and nuclear nonproliferation.
This project is a PIR Center’s initiative to conduct a comprehensive study of the current state and the future of Russia's nuclear energy cooperation with other countries. The initiative also aims to analyze the Russian nuclear industry's export potential during the ongoing era of nuclear renaissance, as the looming shortage of fossil fuels is forcing many countries to think seriously about pursuing nuclear energy.
PIR Center Analysis
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...
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 fast moving controversial developments in the Middle East and North Africa seem to be sidelining the search for responses to some fundamental security challenges in the region. This refers, among many other issues, to the discussion of steps for the preparation and successful conduct of this yea...
What are Russia's role and its place in the nuclear renaissance? What are the difficulties that will confront Russia and other countries that bet on nuclear energy, and how can they be overcome? These issues are addressed by expert on nuclear energy system analysis Alexander Chebeskov, Deputy Minist...
Deputy Director General of Rosatom evaluates U.S.-Russian relations in the nuclear sphere in the context of the recently signed 123 Agreement.
In his interview with Security Index, Director General of the Rosatom state corporation comments on the plans of the nuclear industry and Russia's competitive advantages on the world market. “Under the current level of competition, it is impossible to be the second. One is either the first or is out...
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 ...