Chronology

The Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material of 1980 comes into force for France.
06.10.1991
Soviet SSBN K-219 with 16 ballistic missiles on board suffers an accident in the Northern Atlantic. Four crewmen die.
06.10.1986
The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission starts studying the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
06.10.1947
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05.10.2022

«I have never had any role models. Journalism is a craft; it is the knowledge of the subject you are going to write about. You have to have some background. Journalism is also about the ability to reach people. When I was still an officer, I was fortunate enough to visit military enterprises with my father and there I got to know their general directors. When I went to the military academy, we were taught naval tactics, we studied ship weapons systems, but it was all about iron. It was immaterial. But when I started communicating with constructors, that iron suddenly came alive to me. Once I approached the officer on the ship, I straightaway began telling the combat commander what kind of missile was in service on the ship, what it was capable of, and what it consisted of. It opened a lot of doors because even the officers were not always aware of the whole range of problems and characteristics which are inherent to this or that technical item. On balance, we ended up with an interesting conversation, which revealed a host of interesting details», — Dmitry Litovkin, a military journalist, editor-in-chief of the Independent Military Review ("Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye").


04.10.2022

PIR Center continues a section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is about the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

04.10.2022

65 years ago, on October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, was launched into Earth's orbit under the code name PS-1. This event has a great influence. The launch of the first satellite marked the beginning of space exploration.

04.10.2022

The authoritative publishing house Palgrave Macmillan (part of the Springer publishing group) releases the 2nd edition of the monograph Russian–American Nuclear Nonproliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Road Ahead. The book was prepared by a team of 13 young and experienced researchers, edited by PIR Center Founder and Director Vladimir Orlov and PIR Center Research Fellow Sergey Semenov. It is also supplied with prefaces from William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Russia Confidential analytical bulletin

RUSSIA CONFIDENTIAL analytical bulletin provides its subscribers with an exclusive information on the most topical issues of international security which directly affect interests of Russian Federation.

Among the authors of the bulletin there are leading experts in different areas of international security representing Russian and foreign research centers as well as independent analysts.

Among the recent topics of the bulletin there are:

What Russia and the World Should Expect from the Trump Presidency: Projections on the Future of U.S. Policy in Four Areas

Trump, Russia and a Narrow Window of Opportunity

New Agenda for the 21st Century: New Technologies and Global Security Challenges (A review of the international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century”)

Suspension and termination of Russian-U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements: implications for Russia, the United States, and global security

 Accusation of cyberatacks: the facts to keep in mind

Military Robotics in the United States, China and Russia: Start of Undeclared Competition

Future on Dialogue on BMD, INF Forces and Conventional Forces in Europe in the Light of Warsaw NATO Summit Results

Russia and the World Opposing New Threats (based on materials from the V Moscow Conference on International Security

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