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U.S. President D. Eisenhower addresses the UN General Assembly to propose the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which would exercise control over proliferation of nuclear technologies used for peaceful purposes.
08.12.1953

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov for PIR Center "Open Collar" Project image
05.12.2019

“Get in your favourite car and drive, wherever the road takes you”, – Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 

PIR Center publishes the report “The Future of the Vienna Document: Prospects for the Further Development of Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe” by Oleg Shakirov image
05.12.2019

PIR Center publishes the report "The Future of the Vienna Document: Prospects for the Further Development of Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe” by Oleg Shakirov in light of the 26th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava. 

30.11.2019

"Today, the world is witnessing so-called 'Technological Predominance or Technological Dictatorship' process, which means that emerging technologies get introduced in a military sphere for modernization of existing and production of new arms. There is not a politician or a military man who would confirm that artificial intelligence (AI) is in charge of strategic decisions. Though people are currently dealing with weak AI, strong AI and even 'super-AI' are to be available in the not so distant future.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

In recent years the US/NATO has sought Russian agreement to increase transparency on Russian NSNWs in the European part of the country and relocate these weapons away from the territory of NATO member states; and Russia, in its part, has insisted on the complete withdrawal of the U.S. NSNWs from Europe. But this endless circle does not promise much room for negotiations.

At the same time, among these demands – withdrawal, relocating and transparency – only the latter is potentially attainable in the near future. While possible decisions upon withdrawal or relocating refer to military domain where a corresponding agreement is rather unachievable at the current stage, transparency is a matter of trust building and thus a matter of political will. Hence, the possibility to reach a political agreement on NSNW transparency between US/NATO and Russia still remains.

PIR Center's Project is aimed at analyzing the current position of Russia, the United States and other NATO countries on the NSNW arms control issue and associated problems. The project also examines how the forward-deployed U.S. NSNWs in Europe affect the perception of the NSNW issue in the military-political leadership of Russia.

Publications:

1. On the Issue of Nonstrategic (Tactical) Nuclear WeaponsRussia Confidential, N3, 2012

2. The Future of Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe: there are some options (in Russian)Indeks Bezopasnosti, № 3-4 (102-103), 2012

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