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Now when the U.S. presidential elections are over the fate of the START Treaty and nuclear arms control, in general, has become clearer.

The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021, and

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22.01.2021

Like it or not, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force today. It is the first treaty that comprehensively prohibits nuclear weapons. Critics of the ban treaty say that the TPNW “would neither make nuclear weapons illegal nor lead to the elimination of even a single nuclear weapon”, and they are right because the nuclear weapons ban campaign had a different goal. It is a norm change campaign that makes a crucial step towards the abandonment of the old norm of nuclear deterrence and the practice it supports.

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  • Expertise :
    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
    - European security
  • Position : Program Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - Central Asia
    - Illegal arms traffic
    - Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
    - Cyber security
    - Arms control
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  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Arms control
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Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats”

PIR Center Director gave an interview to the Security Index. He shared his views on great potential of the Russian-US cooperation in the framework of the NPT, threats of nuclear proliferation, suggesting how to make the P5 forum practically useful…

Thorns in the dialogue and Equation Attempts

PIR Center experts Vladimir Orlov and Sergey Semenov discuss the prospects for the Russian-American dialogue on arms control.

Season's Greetings

In the coming holiday season, we would like to wish you and your friends and family the very best of health. We also hope that 2021 brings you peace, prosperity, exciting prospects and long-standing success.

On November 27, the second Timerbaev Debate took place

On November 27, the 2nd Timerbaev Debates took place as part of the Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies (MGIMO – MIIS – PIR Center). The debate was dedicated to the TPNW that will enter into force on January 22, 2021.

Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition

On November 12 – December 9, 2020, the PIR Center, together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA), conducts a series of seminars on the topic "Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition"

NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference.

The Security Index Occasional paper series came out with a paper "NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference"
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24.02.2021

The research is devoted to the study of developing nuclear energy by one of the key Middle Eastern countries. It is divided into three sections: the driving factors for Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear power and non-proliferation concerns; the review of the nuclear energy suppliers to the Middle East; the Saudi Arabia-Russia cooperation and its prospects.

19.02.2021

"At the PIR Center, or, better to say, with the PIR Center, I spent 22 years of my life... PIR Center is a good school of life. It works like a meat grinder. It grinds you, but as it should, and then it forms a very high-quality person. It gives you the right guidelines for the future life, with regard to interaction, attitude to work in general, responsibility, meeting deadlines, teamwork without any frames", ‒ Dmitry Polikanov, Member of the PIR Center Executive Board.

18.02.2021

“The United States is increasingly entering long-term great powers’ strategic competition in cyberspace. In this regard, the USA needs a new strategy of actions in cyberspace – a strategy of a persistent engagement or constant implementation of proactive cyber operations that do not reach the level of an armed conflict”, ‒ PIR Center intern Sergeу Sebekin.



 
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