Chronology

The Soviet Union signs Additional Protocol II to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty).
18.05.1978
The test of the Indian nuclear explosive device; power yield 10 to 20 kilotons.
18.05.1974
The Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed, the Ocean Floor, and in the Subsoil Thereof comes into force.
18.05.1972
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17.05.2022

While most of the countries remain concentrated on the Ukrainian crisis, there is a possibility of another crisis at the different edge of Eurasia. The potential troublemaker is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its nuclear missile program, which has somewhat revived in recent times.

13.05.2022

Negotiations to return to Iranian nuclear deal in recent weeks have noticeably stalled. The main reason for this is the discrepancy between the positions of Tehran and Washington on the status of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is extremely important for Iran both from a military and economic point of view. On this background, external players interested in the restoration of the deal became more active. First of all, this concerns the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.

11.05.2022

The military situation in Europe against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian special operation in Ukraine remains tense. On May 1, joint exercises Defender Europe and Swift Response began in Poland and eight other NATO countries. These exercises said to be last until May 26. Up to 18 thousand servicemen from the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and other countries will take part in them.

10.05.2022

On April 28, the 113th Spring Session of the Trialogue Club International took place. It was dedicated to the topic “Hot Spring of 2022: Introduction to A New Global Insecurity, where the Ukraine events of early 2022, its potential consequences and future situation were discussed.

PIR Center at the 2015 NPT Review Conference

IX Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons took place in New York from April 27 to May 22, 2015. Representatives from 191 member states came together to evaluate the status of the Treaty and lay down main goals for nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy for the next five years. The Conference ended without the final document,

Implimentation of the Article VI concerning nuclear disarmament and creation of the WMD Zone in the Middle Easr became key issues of the 9th Review Conference. 

PIR Center team participated in the work of the Conference during the whole month.

Our analysis:

   

Andrey BaklitskiyTowards the NPT Review Conference: Deceptive Ease of the Third PrepCom — No Harbinger of Miracle

 

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Vladimir Orlov - What Future for the NPT?

 

@orlov_pircenter

 

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