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The successful launch of the first solid-fuel BM of the U.S. Army – TM Sergeant (range 140 km; nuclear charge yield 60 and 120 kilotons).
28.09.1961
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26.09.2020

AlumniDear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.

No. 10 (1999): The Future of Russia’s Nuclear Forces (In Russian).

nz10.jpgThe report prepared based on the results of the PIR Center’s research project The Future of Nuclear Weapons and Russia’s Nuclear Forces contains a selection of data on the current state of the Russian strategic forces. The objective of this publication is to discuss the essential trends in development of Russian nuclear weapons during the period after the Cold War. The author presents assessments of Russian nuclear forces by 2004, 2008, and 2010 with regard for the history of START-II, nuclear triad development plans, etc. The report analyzes Russia’s modern nuclear policy, and proposes measures to be taken by the Russian government to optimize the management of the national nuclear arsenal at the present stage.

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