The signing of the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States of America on "Cooperation in the Area of MPC&A of Nuclear Materials".
Poland is offered a proposal, the Adam Rapacki Plan, to establish a zone free of nuclear weapons in Central Europe.


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On January 3 this year, the nuclear-weapon states issued “The Joint P5 Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races”. For the first time, the leaders of the “P5” jointly affirmed that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought”. This statement was scheduled to be presented in the margins of the NPT Review Conference, which was to be held in January of this year. Notwithstanding that the NPT RevCon was postponed, this statement saw the light.


In light of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the UN Study on Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education, students of the Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies (MGIMO-MIIS-PIR Center) shared their personal experiences of participating in various initiatives based on the 2002 recommendations and their views on the relevance of the recommendations in general.


The NPT has been the most important international security treaty for more than 50 years. This affirmation is undisputed by its member-states. What state will speak up against nuclear nonproliferation, cessation of nuclear arms race, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy? But the devil is in the detail. And the conference tasked with reviewing the implementation of the treaty is being prepared in no easy circumstances.

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I have heard quite many researchers saying that nuclear risk reduction cannot be achieved unless complete elimination of nuclear weapons takes place. The same idea is mentioned by Thomas Hajnoczi, for...


Gauging the challenges to overcome at the NPT RevCon in January 2022, it is clear that the disarmament pillar will be difficult. This is not unlike at previous RevCons, but this time also the non-proliferation pillar will be the fore for differing views, especially regarding Australia’s purchase of US nuclear-propelled submarines. In the peaceful nuclear activities pillar, the attempts to "green-wash“ nuclear energy production will be countered by many countries that point to the non-sustainable nature of nuclear energy production, its long-term effects, and the risks inherent in it.