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We Bring You a New Issue of the "Yaderny Kontrol" Electronic Bulletin

09.12.2014

MOSCOW, DECEMBER 9, 2014. PIR PRESS – “Even if the upcoming review conference goes sour, it will not necessarily mean the collapse of the NPT. But even if in all hopes of staying away from excessive drama and the unnecessary letting-out of passions, I cannot help but notice that at the moment there are too many signs that a big blast is possible. Volcanoes sleep for a long time, and signs of recovery do not always mean the immediate beginning of an eruption. But if too many anxiety symptoms accumulate, one begins to think about evacuation and not about the fact that there might be a lot of drama and pathos in statements to the press,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.

On December 5, 2014, subscribers received the information-analytical newsletter of PIR Center Yaderny Kontrol #2 (459), December 2014. New emerging processes in the sphere of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful atomic energy development became the main themes of the new issue. The Director of the PIR Center program, “Nuclear Nonproliferation and Russia,” Andrey Baklitskiy what do the results of 2014 Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review Conference tell us about the 2015 Conference (in Russian). Developing the topic, the Director of PIR Center, Vladimir Orlov asked the provocative question: Does the NPT have a future? (in Russian).

According to the Director of PIR Center: “Even if the upcoming review conference goes sour, it will not necessarily mean the collapse of the NPT. But even if in all hopes of staying away from excessive drama and the unnecessary letting-out of passions, I cannot help but notice that at the moment there are too many signs that a big blast is possible. Volcanoes sleep for a long time, and signs of recovery do not always mean the immediate beginning of an eruption. But if too many anxiety symptoms accumulate, one begins to think about evacuation and not about the fact that there might be a lot of drama and pathos in statements to the press.”

Lars Backström, Deputy Facilitator of the Conference on the Establishment of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East explained to Yaderny Kontrol how convening the conference is like running a marathon (in Russian), and the Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Hoang Anh Tuan told us about plans for the development of atomic energy in Vietnam (in Russian).

Finally, our experts devoted considerable attention to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in which, for the first time in history representatives of the “nuclear five” participated. PIR Center Executive Board Member, Yuri Fedorov summarized the causes and possible consequences of the conference (in Russian), PIR Center Executive Board member and Vice President of PIR Center, Evgeny Buzhinsky saw deep fractures in the unity of the five nuclear powers (in Russian). Leading Researcher at the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, Vladimir Rybachenkov remained optimistic and predicted business as usual (in Russian).

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For questions regarding the newsletter, “Yaderny Kontrol”, please contact the Director of the PIR Center program, “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Andrey Baklitskiy by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or email at baklitsky at pircenter.org.

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