On June 15, 18:00-19:00 (Moscow time), the PIR Center and the Vienna Center for Nonproliferation and Disarmament (VCDNP) will host a Zoom webinar “US-Russian Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead”. The event ...


On October 31, 2019 PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov will give a talk “The Future of U.S. – Russian Nonproliferation Cooperation” to the students and faculty of George Washington University. The meeting will be co-chaired by GWU Professor Sharo...


On October 29, 2019 PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov will participate in the US-Russia Media Dialogue on Nuclear Issues. The event is co-hosted by PIR Center and James Martin CNS.

The event is expected to touch upon the matters of Prevailing US...

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On October 28, 2019 PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov will participate in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies International Advisory Board session “What to Expect at the 2020 NPT Rev Con”. The list of speakers also includes Prof...

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  • Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.


On November 1, PIR Center within the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO Russia, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA), and PIR Center, held an open lecture on the topic: «Prospects for the upcoming 10th Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference». Our invited keynote speaker was H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, President-designate of the X Review Conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. The event was held under the auspices of the PIR Center project to create a platform NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD, a single scientific, educational and communication portal for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.


On October 4, PIR Center within the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA) and PIR Center, held a public lecture with Dr. William Potter, Director of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), on the topic: «The Evolving Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Challenges and Opportunities». The event was held under the auspices of PIR Center project to create a scientific and educational platform NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD, which will become a scientific, educational and communication platform for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

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The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

A world without nuclear weapons is a long-term goal, which we need to start working towards right now. It is possible that at some point in the future we may have to consider bringing up to date the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which is the cornerstone of the nonproliferation regime."

Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director-General

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970, still remains a key element of the entire international security architecture. Nevertheless, the current international situation presents several serious NPT.jpgchallenges which, if events begin to follow a negative scenario, can deform certain elements of the international architecture and undermine the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

How should Russia act in such a situation? The purpose of this project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

As part of the project, PIR Center experts attended the 9th NPT Review Conference (2015). PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov was a member of the official Russian delegation.


Nuclear Nonproliferation News (digest) 2021-2022

PIR Center's Particpation in the 2015 NPT Review Conference 

White Paper “NPT-2010: Strengthening the Regime”

PIR Center's Particpation in the 2010 NPT Review Conference 

Russia's Current position on Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues

For questions regarding the "Future of the NPT & Russia’s Interests" project, please contact "Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia" Program Coordinator Sergey Semenov by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail [email protected].

PIR Center Analysis

Heather A. Conley, Vladimir Orlov, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Cyrus Newlin, Sergey Semenov and Roksana Gabidullina
The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches image

As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remaining vestiges of international arms control architecture and one of the few areas of potentially prod...

How would you prioritize the incorporation of new elements into a future arms control negotiating framework?

First, there are several approaches to defining which “elements” are actually new: some new types of weapons or new warfighting (or deterrence) domains in general, or “new” as opposed to the ...

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 only a few months ago there was little doubt that it would be the end of it. The Trump administratio...

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Since 2014, the U.S. government has expressed increasing concerns about Russia’s emerging military capabilities as well as Moscow’s intentions, particularly toward U.S. allies and partners in Europe. The incoming U.S. administration is likely to take steps to engage with Russia in a strategic stabil...

A multilateral process is not the most urgent undertaking…

The Russian-American strategic relationship remains the most dangerous threat the world faces. It is far easier to imagine an inadvertent escalation from an incident to a conflict to a nuclear war between the US and Russia than it is to imag...

Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World image

Russian-American strategic relations are entering uncharted waters with the demise of the arms control regime; rapid technological revolution; the rise of nuclear multipolarity; the asymmetry of the two countries’ positions amid their growing confrontation and an increasing likelihood of military con...

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Materials on the history of the NPT preparation declassified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on March 5, 2020


There is lecture by Hans Blix including Q&A session

The text of the lecture

The five Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nuclear weapon states, or “P5”, established a dedicated Working Group in 2011 to work on a Glossary of Key Nuclear Terms. Since then, under the leadership of the People’s Republic of China and the joint efforts of all P5 members, three meetings of the ...

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