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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.

Russia Confidential analytical bulletin

RUSSIA CONFIDENTIAL analytical bulletin provides its subscribers with an exclusive information on the most topical issues of international security which directly affect interests of Russian Federation.

Among the authors of the bulletin there are leading experts in different areas of international security representing Russian and foreign research centers as well as independent analysts.

Among the recent topics of the bulletin there are:

What Russia and the World Should Expect from the Trump Presidency: Projections on the Future of U.S. Policy in Four Areas

Trump, Russia and a Narrow Window of Opportunity

New Agenda for the 21st Century: New Technologies and Global Security Challenges (A review of the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”)

Suspension and termination of Russian-U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements: implications for Russia, the United States, and global security

 Accusation of cyberatacks: the facts to keep in mind

Military Robotics in the United States, China and Russia: Start of Undeclared Competition

Future on Dialogue on BMD, INF Forces and Conventional Forces in Europe in the Light of Warsaw NATO Summit Results

Russia and the World Opposing New Threats (based on materials from the V Moscow Conference on International Security

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