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03.04.2020

“In addition to obvious public health consequences, the epidemic of the novel coronavirus in Iran could affect the implementation of the IAEA safeguards agreements. In his article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Professor George M. Moore of the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey warns: Iranian authorities may restrict the access of IAEA inspectors to the country under the pretext of combating the spread of infection. Although the IAEA assures that the inspections at nuclear facilities in Iran are carried out in full, the risks, according to Moore, are extremely high. In the absence of convincing information from the sites themselves, the international community (primarily Israel and the United States) will proceed from the most pessimistic scenarios for the development of the Iranian nuclear program” - this is the leitmotiv of the 521st issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

31.03.2020

On March 12, 2020, a workshop “50 Years after Ratification of the NPT by the Soviet Union and its Entry into Force: Lessons Learned and Prospects for Strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime” took place. The event was co-sponsored by the PIR Center and the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA.

30.03.2020

The Anniversary XX PIR Center International School on Global Security 2020 extends applications deadline to April 13. The School will take place from 6 to 14 June in Zvenigorod, Moscow region.

Conventional Arms and Prospects of Arms Trade Treaty. Useful links

Useful Resources

p3529_3.jpgRussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs web page on Arms Trade Treaty: http://www.mid.ru/ns-dvbr.nsf/dvarmstrade You can find official documents and presentations by Russian officials here. All the materials are mainly given in Russian and English.

p2034_1.jpgSite of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (Russian state department for arms export) http://www.fsvts.gov.ru/eng.html contains regulatory legal acts on the Russian export of arms and military equipment, information about Russian participation in international military exhibitions and shows, interviews of senior arms exporters. You can also see references to web sites of main Russian defense producers. Some materials are available only in Russian.

p3534_1.jpgThe Russian Federation Ministry of Defense web page http://www.mil.ru/eng/ provides very general information on the ministry objectives, senior officials. The page “Links” contains a substantial list of references to official Russian state sites starting from Kremlin and ending up with Defense Procurement Agency.

p3554_5.jpgThe Official Document Search System of the United Nations http://documents.un.org/ will let you find UN papers and records by key words and other search parameters. All the materials are available in six official UN languages and various formats.

 

p3554_2.jpgThe web site of the international NGO Saferworld www.saferworld.co.uk contains considerable volume of information on conventional arms control, conflict prevention, security sector reform etc. Original reports by Saferworld deserve special mentioning. Some of them are available in Russian.

p3554_3.jpgwww.smallarmssurvey.org serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists.

p3529_1.jpgVisitor of the International Action Network on Small Arms web site www.iansa.org will know about international community activities against armed violence presenting a real threat to developing but also to developed countries. The resource contains reports, legal acts and statistics on SALW. The page http://www.iansa.org/un/att.htm is devoted to ATT.

p3554_4.jpgStockholm International Peace Research Institute web site www.sipri.org is dedicated to conflicts, armaments, arms control and disarmament. SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations based on open sources to policymakers, researchers, media and public.

p3529_2.jpgInternational Institute for Strategic Studies web site www.iiss.org is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defense commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

Resource in Russian only

p3554_1.jpgRussian Weapons web site (Оружие России) http://www.arms-expo.ru/ provides information on modern and prospect military systems but also contains data on military exhibitions as well as current news on defense issues.

 

p3529_5.jpgIndependent Military Review (Независимоe военное обозрение) http://nvo.ng.ru is a source of operative and analytical information on military reforms and national security of Russia.

p3529_4.jpgMonthly National Defense journal (Национальная оборона) http://www.oborona.ru/  is devoted to wide spectrum of the Russian national defense issues.

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