Iran confirms discovery of computer virus “Stuxnet” at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant
The signing of the Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures Related to Systems to Counter Ballistic Missiles Other Than Strategic Ballistic Missiles
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.



We continue to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". This time, PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Sergio Duarte, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), the Brazilian representative to several International organizations, focusing on disarmament issues, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA (1999-2000). He served the Brazilian Foreign Service for 48 years: the Ambassador of Brazil in a number of countries, including Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia concurrently (1999-2002), China (1996-1999), Canada (1993-1996), and Nicaragua (1986-1991), Switzerland (1979-1986), the United States (1970-1974), Argentina (1963-1966), and Rome (1961-1963). Sergio Duarte stood at the origins of the NPT and was familiar with Roland Timerbaev.


"Once we went on a trip with my friend and our families. Rented a rickety old hut in the village, the electricity worked poorly, but there was a lot of firewood. We heated the stove, collected mushrooms, wandered through the swamps, caught crayfish with children in the icy water. There were a lot of impressions, but, unfortunately, the weather had deteriorated. I decided not to stop the trip, to go to the sea. It was difficult to keep the idea a secret and put the children to bed after intense adventures, I had to tell them.

Then, many years later, the children said the words most dear to my wife and me: "Parents, how happy we are that you are so crazy"," - Dmitry Danilov, Head of European Security Department at Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences.


PIR Center continues to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA, about the assessments of the X NPT RevCon, politization of review process, China's positions, Ukraine, the WMD-free zone in the Middle East, JCPOA, UAE in nuclear domain and cooperation with Russia.


International terrorism remains one of the key threats to Russia's security. However, as the world continues to digitalize, cyberterrorism is spreading along with traditional forms, which can cause much greater damage to the global security architecture, which is largely facilitated by the rapid development of information and communication technologies. The purpose of this research note is to analyze the activities of Al–Qaeda* and ISIS*, as the two most active supporters of the concept of digital jihad, in cyberspace.

Vyacheslav Trubnikov: Memory Gallery

On April 18, 2022, Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, an exceptional diplomat, General of the Army, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hero of the Russian Federation, senior researcher at IMEMO RAS, member of the PIR Center Council and honorary member of the Trialogue International Club, passed away. He was 77 years old.

Vyacheslav Ivanovich from 2004-2009 worked as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to India, was an amazing person, a great practitioner, analyst and specialist in South Asia. He was awarded the Gold Star of the Hero of the Russian Federation, the Orders of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th Class, the Red Star (twice), the Order of Belarus Francysk Skaryna, and 26 Soviet, Russian and foreign medals.

PIR Center remembers and honors Vyacheslav Ivanovich, who was a member of the PIR Center Executive Board and remained a member of the Board - the highest body of our organization - until the last day of his life. Vyacheslav Trubnikov also had a number of publications with PIR Center. To perpetuate the memory of this great man, PIR Center created this gallery, where readers can get acquainted with the biography, publications by General Trubnikov, as well as with memories of Vyacheslav Ivanovich.