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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

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. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Security Index journal launch – 2007

On February 1, 2007 in Moscow a presentation of the first issue of a Russian journal on international security Security Index was held.

On the occasion of journal presentation, Sergei Ivanov, deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Government and Russian Federation minister of defense; Yury Baluevsky, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces; Sergei Kirienko, head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency; Vladimir Verkhovtsev, head of the Russian Ministry of Defense 12th Main Directorate; Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi, vice president of the Russian Research CentreKurchatov Institute; and Anatoly Torkunov, rector of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia have sent their greetings to the PIR Center. During the presentation Valentin Sobolev, deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ervin Hofer, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, Anatoly Zrodnikov, director of the Institute for Physics and Power Engineering made their addresses to the readers, the editorial board of the journal and the PIR Center. Russian and foreign diplomats, governmental officials, representatives from business and academic communities and media have attended the presentation. Among them: ambassadors of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, DPRK, Finland, Germany, Israel, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Venezuela, as well as representatives from the embassies of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland,  South Africa, Spain, the UAE, the United States, representatives from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defense Ministry, and Federal Atomic Energy Agency, as well as from the Accounts Chamber, and the State Duma. The presentation was covered by Russian and foreign media, including news agenciesITAR-TASS, Interfax, RIA “Novosti”, newspapers Vremya Novostei, Izvestia, Kommersant, RBC Daily, TV channelsVesti-24, NHK, REN-TV etc.

On February 28, 2007, the Head of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations Ambassador Valery Loshchinin and the President of Centre russe d'études politiques, Genève, and the Security Index editor-in-chief Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov presented the first issue of the international edition of Security Index, published in English, to public officials, diplomats, representatives of academic and business communities. The presentation was attended by diplomats (among them ambassadors from Austria, Azerbaijan, Argentine, Byelorussia, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, India, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and others), representatives of Swiss and Geneva authorities (among them Jacques Moret, mayor of Geneva, and Pierre Muller, Councilor of Geneva), businessmen (particularly Ivan Pictet, President of the Geneva Financial center), experts, media.

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