PIR Center Publishes Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control. Digital Papers

April 25, 2024

MOSCOW. APRIL 25, 2024. PIR PRESS. «Nowadays we are facing the unprecedented level of international tensions. The arms control regime is being disrupted, which can entail a new phase of nuclear proliferation and a new arms race, this time a multilateral one. Right now, even strategic stability talks are non-existent. The development of the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) seems to be yielding no results. The two previous conferences on the NPT operation ended in the atmosphere of mutual accusations, whereby no final documents were adopted. How do these trends affect international regimes in general and the international regime of nuclear nonproliferation as a part of the global security architecture? Shall we be able to restore arms control and strategic dialogue to prevent nuclear escalation? Will the states demonstrate their ability and readiness to conduct impartial, mutually respectful dialogue to eliminate all the threats and challenges in the nuclear field? We hope that this new digital textbook will help you to find your own answers and raise new questions», — Dr. Vladimir Orlov and Ms. Elena Karnaukhova for Foreword of the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control. Digital Papers.

The textbook Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control. Digital Papers was designed as a preparation to, and a continuation of the First PIR Center Online Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control.

The Digital Papers are intended for a wide foreign English-speaking audience of diplomats and government officials, journalists, employees of research centers and institutes, instructors and students, functionaries of public organizations dealing with international cooperation and public diplomacy, as well as all those who are simply interested in the nuclear domain or adhere to the principle of life-long learning. It will also be of interest to Russian specialists who would like to develop their professional vocabulary and conceptual system in English. All of them will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the theoretical approaches to the study of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control regimes, their history, and, of course, the current challenges.

To make the Digital Papers more diverse, comprehensive, and versatile, offering different perspectives on issues, many Russian experts with different professional background and experience, views, and opinions were invited.

The publication of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control. Digital Papers is dedicated to this 30th anniversary of PIR Center founded on April 30, 1994.

The Digital Papers are available on the PIR Center website in the PIR Library Book Series Section.

Key words: Nuclear Nonproliferation; Arms Control; Education


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