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The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches image

As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remain

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The IAEA Voluntary Offer Agreement regarding the peaceful nuclear activities of the U.S. comes into force.
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26.11.2021

The second session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction was supposed to be held on November 16–22, 2020. However, due to restrictions of COVID-19, it was postponed to November 29 –December 6, 2021. Much has changed since the first session of the Conference held in 2019. The balance of power in the Middle East region has changed, and administrations in Israel and Iran have changed. One thing has not changed: the Middle East has never had a WMD-free zone.

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    - Arms control
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Video Call Between Putin and Biden: Will the "Spirit of Geneva" Be Preserved?

On Tuesday, December 7, a video call took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joseph Biden. The meeting comes at a difficult, yet interesting and eventful period in bilateral relations. In recent weeks, the Russian-America...

Can the JCPOA be revived?

The seventh round of JCPOA negotiations kicked off in Vienna, having resumed after a five-month hiatus. The delegation of Ali Bagheri Kani submitted two draft resolutions, on sanctions and on the nuclear program, respectively. In sum, Iran is demandi...

Berlin gave green light to U.S. nuclear bombs

On Wednesday, 24 November, an agreement was announced between the three German parties to form a new coalition government. It included the Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democrats, whereby the coalition was called a “traffic light”. ...

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report «China's Strategic Non-nuclear and Hypersonic Weapons in the Asia-Pacific region» by Maxim Lats

The "Chinese factor" is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring regional and international security. At the moment, there are no reasonable arguments in favor of China's participation in arms control on an equal footing with Russia and the...

Yaderny Kontrol Birthday - Rhino Day

Exactly 27 years ago, on November 15, 1994, the trial, zero issue of the journal Yaderny Kontrol was published, which then grew into the current Security Index and electronic Yaderny Control. We remember how it all began, who stood at the origins of ...
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08.12.2021

On Tuesday, December 7, a video call took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joseph Biden. The meeting comes at a difficult, yet interesting and eventful period in bilateral relations. In recent weeks, the Russian-American agenda has combined elements of tension and hostility with a glimmer of hope. On the one hand, Russia has faced accusations of seeking to escalate the situation in Ukraine, which have been accompanied by a major campaign in the American media and threats of new sanctions. On the other hand, some of the most recent signals contain potential solutions to the problems of the Russian-American dialogue, including in the field of arms control.

08.12.2021

On November 25, PIR Center held the new Midweek Brainstorming session on the topic "State-level Concept and Politicization of the IAEA Safeguards System". Savva Nikulin, student of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, WMD Nonproliferation (MGIMO University, MIIS, and PIR Center) presented for further discussion his report prepared within the internship at PIR Center. 

07.12.2021

The seventh round of JCPOA negotiations kicked off in Vienna, having resumed after a five-month hiatus. The delegation of Ali Bagheri Kani submitted two draft resolutions, on sanctions and on the nuclear program, respectively. In sum, Iran is demanding a complete lifting of sanctions in exchange for halting its nuclear program. Can the JCPOA be revived this time?



 
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