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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.

No. 7 (1998): Military Reform and Civil Control over Armed Forces in Russia (In Russian).

7.jpgThis publication pursues a double objective. First, it analyzes the reorganization of the Russian armed forces initiated in the summer of 1997 as well as preceding discussions, and assesses its compliance with the tasks of adapting the military machine to new national security needs and, which is equally important, economic capabilities of the country. Second, it discusses the main components of civil control over the armed forces and evaluates their implementation in present-day Russia. Especially valuable is the analysis of governmental agencies responsible for the management and control of the armed forces, and their capabilities for encouraging in-depth military reform.

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