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Two experts, two opposing views. Iran has a right to its own peaceful nuclear program, but its arrogant policy in the region and the world lead one to doubt that the nuclear program is exclusively peaceful. Will the policies of the current Iranian leadership cause the situation in a region that is a...

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17.01.2022

"And, by the way, the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought us very great disasters - economic, social, and human losses – can be a demonstration on a small scale of what can happen if, God forbid, a nuclear catastrophe happens. Here is what we are now seeing around us in connection with the pandemic – this is a tiny cartoon frame of what one can imagine, in case, God forbid, the worst cannot be avoided! And if this had happened, then all the disasters of the pandemic would have been remembered by all those who survived as some kind of childish prank", - Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).

07.02.2020

“On the night of January 3, 2020, the US Air Force killed an Iranian general, the head of the special forces of the IRGC, Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad. In response, Iran launched a missile attack on two US bases in Iraq and announced the fifth and final stage of reducing commitments under the JCPOA. Despite bombastic headlines in the media (some were subsequently deleted), Iran continued to cooperate with the IAEA inspectors and suspended the 60-day cycles of reducing its commitments under the agreement "- this is the main note of the 519th issue of the Yaderny Kontrol bulletin.

01.08.2018

“The NPT is the foundation of our life. It is the most important contemporary international treaty. There is just no treaty more important than the NPT. We must fight for this treaty at all costs; we are doomed without it. We must talk more about the NPT so that everybody knows about it,” – Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, PIR Center Advisory Board Member, one of the negotiators of the NPT.

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Arbatov, Alexei G. image
Name: Arbatov, Alexei G.
Affiliation: Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences, Head, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
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Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences. Head of the Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). Member of the research council at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation. Head of the research council department on strategic planning at Security Council of Russian Federation. Member of the Carnegie Moscow Center's research council. Author of many monographs, coauthor of over 30 joint publications, numerous analytical papers, articles and booklets on international security, disarmament, and military policy published in Russia and abroad. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004.

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