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Iran confirms discovery of computer virus “Stuxnet” at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant
26.09.2010
The signing of the Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures Related to Systems to Counter Ballistic Missiles Other Than Strategic Ballistic Missiles
26.09.1997
The Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency are opened for signing.
26.09.1986
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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.

17.09.2020

“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

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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