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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".
02.10.1999
Poland is offered a proposal, the Adam Rapacki Plan, to establish a zone free of nuclear weapons in Central Europe.
02.10.1957

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PIR Center Blog

15.12.2021

The article about the possibilities of Iran's possession of nuclear weapons was prepared under the auspices of III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. Soumojit Mukherjee and Alexander Umnikov, both students of MEPhI, were debaters from Negative team in case of Iranian nuclear program. The reviewer of the article is the team’s mentor Ms. Elena Tsyvkunova, Acting Head of the Special Linguistic Training Department at the Institute of International Relations MEPhI.

14.12.2021

On September 16, 2021, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States signed an agreement on a new defense alliance called AUKUS (Australia-UK-US), triggering a wide response from the international community. One of the matters of concern is that the agreement might undermine the nuclear nonproliferation regime as the US and the UK have committed to support Australian aspirations to equip Royal Australian Navy with nuclear-powered submarines [1]. This may have a negative impact on the nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Pacific Ocean (envisaged by the Rarotonga Treaty) as well as on the IAEA safeguards system [2]. However, not only did the new security pact between the three Anglo-Saxon states cast a shadow on the nonproliferation regime but also undermined many years of talks about gender perspectives on nuclear nonproliferation. So, how is it all connected?

13.12.2021

The article about the possibilities of Japan's possession of nuclear weapons was prepared under the auspices of III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. UrFU team was a Negative team in case of Japanese nuclear program. The reviewer of the article is the team’s mentor Dmitry Pobedash, Associate Professor, Ural Federal University.

26.11.2021

The second session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction was supposed to be held on November 16–22, 2020. However, due to restrictions of COVID-19, it was postponed to November 29 –December 6, 2021. Much has changed since the first session of the Conference held in 2019. The balance of power in the Middle East region has changed, and administrations in Israel and Iran have changed. One thing has not changed: the Middle East has never had a WMD-free zone.

08.11.2021

The single draft resolution submitted by Russia and the United States to the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly opens a new stage in the global debate on information and communication technologies within the context of international security. The restoration of consensus, the broadening of participation and the anticipation of exact contributions to overcoming cyber-threats are the key features of the resolution.

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