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Interview with Evgeny Buzhinskiy, a retired Russian lieutenant-general, Ph.D. Military Sciences, chairman of the Executive Board of PIR Center, about the first combat use by Russia of the Kinzhal hyp

Chronology

Russia President Vladimir Putin and U.S. president George W. Bush sign in Moscow the treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on "Reduction of Strategic Offensive Potentials" (SOP Treaty).
24.05.2002
All nuclear weapons are withdrawn from Kazakhstan to Russia.
24.05.1995
The Protocol to the ABM Treaty permitting each side to have only one ABM deployment area comes into force.
24.05.1976
The Presidium of the CC CPSU decides to deploy medium-range missiles on Cuba (to protect Cuba from the U.S. invasion and to balance with the American Tor and Jupiter missiles deployed in the UK, Italy and Turkey).
24.05.1962

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11.04.2022

The CEO of Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, met in Kaliningrad on April 1, 2022. Before arriving in Russia, the agency's delegation spent two days in Ukraine. This visit was the first for Mariano Grossi to Russia. As a result, it can be noted that the bilateral negotiations were productive and unbiased, both sides expressed largely the same opinion on key issues related to ensuring nuclear and physical security.

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The resolve of Ankara should not be underestimated, nor should it be discounted

PIR Center conducted an interview with Professor Mustafa Kibaroglu, Ph.D in International Relations, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at the MEF University in Istanbul, Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies ...

Another attempt to bring the JCPOA parties to a new middle ground

Negotiations to return to Iranian nuclear deal in recent weeks have noticeably stalled. The main reason for this is the discrepancy between the positions of Tehran and Washington on the status of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is extrem...

New U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: from the Peace Party to the War Party

During his presidential campaign, the current US President Joe Biden promised to announce that the sole purpose of US nuclear weapons is to deter a nuclear attack on the United States or its allies. However, recent news says that in the new Nuclear P...

The tense situation in Eastern Europe: new military exercises of NATO and Russia

The military situation in Europe against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian special operation in Ukraine remains tense. On May 1, joint exercises Defender Europe and Swift Response began in Poland and eight other NATO countries. These exercises said...
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24.05.2022

On May 12, the 114th Extended Summer Session of the Trialogue Club International took place. It was dedicated to the topic “Assessing the State of Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime on the Eve of the NPT Review Conference”. This time tkeynote speaker of the Session was Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation H.E. Sergey A. Ryabkov who shared his view on why currently, even among the ongoing tensions, the nuclear nonproliferation dialogue was not only possible but necessary. 

21.05.2022

"The main thing, of course, is constant work, and in two directions. On the one hand, you need to constantly hone the skills that you have, especially in our specialty. You should never forget that if you know a language, it will always be at a high level. It needs to be constantly refreshed. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, you need to learn something new all the time. I'm used to the fact that you need to continuously immerse yourself in new things, new topics, new activities. This applies to both research and practical work. The Arab East and the Middle East provide a very wide field of action for self-realization, there is always an opportunity to learn something new, so human life is not enough for this. You need to leave a memory of yourself in the profession. Getting new knowledge, mastering something is very interesting and gives an incentive to life, without which it becomes boring," - Vitaliy Naumkin, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

17.05.2022

While most of the countries remain concentrated on the Ukrainian crisis, there is a possibility of another crisis at the different edge of Eurasia. The potential troublemaker is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its nuclear missile program, which has somewhat revived in recent times.

13.05.2022

Negotiations to return to Iranian nuclear deal in recent weeks have noticeably stalled. The main reason for this is the discrepancy between the positions of Tehran and Washington on the status of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is extremely important for Iran both from a military and economic point of view. On this background, external players interested in the restoration of the deal became more active. First of all, this concerns the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.




 
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