Postponing the Helsinki Conference, especially without setting a new date would actually mean its cancelation. What format can offer instead those who are not ready for discussion about the Middle East Zone Free of WMD today? WMD in the region is not only a political or legal question, or the question of the fate of the NPT. It is a real danger to the people of the region”, – Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center Education and Training Program Director.
(In cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center)
April 19, 2012
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«Why don’t we internationalize, regionalize the Iranian sensitive technologies, and bring in Arab stakeholders? Iran will keep its initial facilities, but will have partners that will overlook the process and will be there on the board like in case of URENCO. This will have the advantage that we will be all watching each other but it will also imply the economy of scale and there will be no need for other countries to develop things that are already there», – Mohamed Shaker, Chairman of Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs.
"Creation of a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East is inseparably linked to the ongoing Middle East peace process. Luckily there is a feedback as well: development of sustained dialogue on the Zone can in turn facilitate the Middle East peace process, leading to creation of favorable atmosphere for further negotiations" - Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Security Index Journal Editorial Board member Sergey Ryabkov.
Development of Russia’s Nuclear Exports
"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
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...
In an analysis of the Persian Gulf countries' decision to develop nuclear energy, the author reaches the conclusion that this choice is dictated by the growing electricity needs of all the countries in the region and the likely exhaustion of hydrocarbon resources over the long run. Competition with ...
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.