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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

Chronology

Ukraine approved the final closure of Chornobyl NPP and transformation of the "Shelter" object into ecologically safe system
28.01.2009
The President of the Russian Federation issues a decree on establishing the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
28.01.1992
The Agreement between India and Pakistan on the Prohibition of Attack Against Nuclear Installations and Facilities comes into force.
28.01.1991

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22.01.2021

Like it or not, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force today. It is the first treaty that comprehensively prohibits nuclear weapons. Critics of the ban treaty say that the TPNW “would neither make nuclear weapons illegal nor lead to the elimination of even a single nuclear weapon”, and they are right because the nuclear weapons ban campaign had a different goal. It is a norm change campaign that makes a crucial step towards the abandonment of the old norm of nuclear deterrence and the practice it supports.

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    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
    - European security
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    - Russia-NATO relations
    - Central Asia
    - Illegal arms traffic
    - Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
    - Cyber security
    - Arms control
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    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Arms control
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Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats”

PIR Center Director gave an interview to the Security Index. He shared his views on great potential of the Russian-US cooperation in the framework of the NPT, threats of nuclear proliferation, suggesting how to make the P5 forum practically useful…

Thorns in the dialogue and Equation Attempts

PIR Center experts Vladimir Orlov and Sergey Semenov discuss the prospects for the Russian-American dialogue on arms control.

Season's Greetings

In the coming holiday season, we would like to wish you and your friends and family the very best of health. We also hope that 2021 brings you peace, prosperity, exciting prospects and long-standing success.

On November 27, the second Timerbaev Debate took place

On November 27, the 2nd Timerbaev Debates took place as part of the Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies (MGIMO – MIIS – PIR Center). The debate was dedicated to the TPNW that will enter into force on January 22, 2021.

Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition

On November 12 – December 9, 2020, the PIR Center, together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA), conducts a series of seminars on the topic "Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition"

NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference.

The Security Index Occasional paper series came out with a paper "NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference"
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27.01.2021

This paper describes the current strategic and geopolitical environment and the main challenges it entails for the Russian-American strategic relations, including rapid technological revolution, the rise of nuclear multipolarity, and the complete lack of trust. The author believes that addressing the new threats that reject the 50-year-long era of arms control between Moscow and Washington requires achieving meaningful improvement in Russian-U.S. political relations to the level of serious dialogue on security issues between the two governments under the new conditions. Otherwise, deterrence will not only be the principal basis of strategic stability but its only remaining basis.

27.01.2021

Sergei Prikhodko, Security Index Editorial Board Member, has passed away at 64. 

22.01.2021

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report "Future of arms control: views from Russia" that consists of two articles: “U.S.-Russia arms control: where we are and where we are going” by Evgeny Buzhinskiy and “Broadening the scope of arms control: new strategic systems, “non strategic” arsenals, conventional long-range precision strike, hypersonic missiles, missile defense and space capabilities” by Dmitry Stefanovich.



 
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