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The tests of a 57-megaton yield thermonuclear device at Novaya Zemlya test site. The bomb is dropped from an aircraft.
30.10.1961
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30.10.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. The authors give a list of reasons why NATO might benefit from changing its inflexible approach to nuclear sharing.

23.10.2020

The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. The unfulfilled unipolar project, which was being constructed by the USA, is transforming into a more just multipolar world order, which the future of world development belongs to. At the same time one can observe some countries pursue their foreign policies through strength, see the ideologization and militarization of international relations. The United States purposefully destroys the arms control system, develops the global missile defense system, withdrew from the INF Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, does not agree to extent the New START.

22.10.2020

“The world is now in a state of transformation, and during this period of uncertainty and turbulence realistic analysis and foreign policy planning is more important than ever, especially for Russia”, ‒ Oleg Stepanov, Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

PIR Center President's Memo from August 31, 2014

31 August, 2014, Moscow. PIR PRESS. Earlier today, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov sent a memo to PIR Center's staff, alimni, and friends, informing them about his decision to conclude his duties as PIR Center's CEO. The key points of this memo follow:

"Some changes in PIR Center’s leadership will become effective as soon as September 1.

"This, however, will be a gradual procedure to provide the smoothest transition possible, to be fully completed only in six months from now. Even then, it is my intention to keep my positions at PIR Center's Executive Board and journal's Editorial Board, if not objected by other Board members, as well at the Trialogue Club International. It will be up to the Board to shape the details of this transition procedure, and I am committed to start working as soon as today together with other Board members on it, providing my recommendations and sharing my experience.

"It is in my plans that this transition period, when completed, should be followed by my fixed-term consultancy position with PIR Center on a specific project and a sabbatical.

"My decision is not spontaneous indeed and is largely explained by a simple fact that I spent twenty years - and already more than twenty years… that is two decades of my life - devoted to one organization, PIR. Being the "founding father" brings certain privileges, but also a risk of repeating yourself. I have always seen PIR development as my responsibility, but never as a life-long commitment. Now, when PIR has matured and got worldwide recognition and unquestionably high reputation, it is time for me to go further.   

"In a month from now, on October 4, all friends and alumni of PIR Center will have an opportunity to celebrate its 20th anniversary at a special ceremony in Moscow. I will be more than happy if, in the coming six months of transition, we will combine the festive mood with the business-as-usual mode, looking creatively into the future. I am grateful to those friends who have expressed their understanding of my decision and have provided strong commitment and support to PIR Center’s young and energetic team. This team deserves to be trusted and supported. It is this young team that is the source of PIR Center’s further creativity, dynamism, and development. 

  

Vladimir Orlov...

and for many of you - Volodya

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