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The IAEA Voluntary Offer Agreement regarding the peaceful nuclear activities of the U.S. comes into force.
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08.12.2021

On Tuesday, December 7, a video call took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joseph Biden. The meeting comes at a difficult, yet interesting and eventful period in bilateral relations. In recent weeks, the Russian-American agenda has combined elements of tension and hostility with a glimmer of hope. On the one hand, Russia has faced accusations of seeking to escalate the situation in Ukraine, which have been accompanied by a major campaign in the American media and threats of new sanctions. On the other hand, some of the most recent signals contain potential solutions to the problems of the Russian-American dialogue, including in the field of arms control.

08.12.2021

On November 25, PIR Center held the new Midweek Brainstorming session on the topic "State-level Concept and Politicization of the IAEA Safeguards System". Savva Nikulin, student of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, WMD Nonproliferation (MGIMO University, MIIS, and PIR Center) presented for further discussion his report prepared within the internship at PIR Center. 

07.12.2021

The seventh round of JCPOA negotiations kicked off in Vienna, having resumed after a five-month hiatus. The delegation of Ali Bagheri Kani submitted two draft resolutions, on sanctions and on the nuclear program, respectively. In sum, Iran is demanding a complete lifting of sanctions in exchange for halting its nuclear program. Can the JCPOA be revived this time?

No. 5 (1997): Parliamentary and Political Control Over Defense Budget. Openness and Security Dilemmas (In Russian).

5.jpgWith this publication, the authors tried to draw attention to the fact that the principles of the developing Russian civil society’s positive influence on such critical issue in survival and reform of armed forces as public financing had been seriously distorted because of internal political trends and general weakness of democratic institutions in this country. The publication uses a comparative approach to the analysis of parliamentary and political control over the defense budget. The authors provide recommendations for increasing the effectiveness and creating proper mechanisms of such control.

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