Chronology

Weapon-grade plutonium producing reactor ADE-5 was shutdown in Seversk, Tomsk region
05.06.2008
The U.S. tests a nuclear charge with less than a 1-kiloton yield.
05.06.1957

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05.06.2020

“The call of the Global Times chief editor Hu Xijin to increase the Chinese nuclear arsenal to 1000 warheads and put into service 100 DF-41 ICBMs caused a heated debate in the expert community. According to Xijin, the size of deterrence forces on a daily basis determines the attitude of American elites to China. He later explained that the threshold of 1,000 warheads is just a guideline. “If the United States continues to believe that China has only a few hundred warheads at its disposal, it will be dangerous for China” - this is the leitmotiv of the 523rd issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series Publishes Policy Memo " If the New START Treaty Expires With No Extension:Scenarios For Russia" image
01.06.2020

The memo presents possible scenarios should the New START Treaty expire without extension. Special attention is being paid to confidence building measures to implement without a treaty-like legal basis. The memo also considers the build-up potential of strategic nuclear forces of Russia and the US.

 

29.05.2020

"As a follow-up to my Memos dated March 27, 2020, April 10, 2020, April 24, 2020 and May 12, 2020, I hereby declare the extension of the remote work mode until June 11, 2020 inclusive, due to the persistence of the complex epidemiological situation in Moscow", – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of PIR Center.

PIR Center at the 2015 NPT Review Conference

IX Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons took place in New York from April 27 to May 22, 2015. Representatives from 191 member states came together to evaluate the status of the Treaty and lay down main goals for nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and peaceful use of nuclear energy for the next five years. The Conference ended without the final document,

Implimentation of the Article VI concerning nuclear disarmament and creation of the WMD Zone in the Middle Easr became key issues of the 9th Review Conference. 

PIR Center team participated in the work of the Conference during the whole month.

Our analysis:

   

Andrey BaklitskiyTowards the NPT Review Conference: Deceptive Ease of the Third PrepCom — No Harbinger of Miracle

 

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Vladimir Orlov - What Future for the NPT?

 

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