Events

15.06.2021

On June 15, 18:00-19:00 (Moscow time), the PIR Center and the Vienna Center for Nonproliferation and Disarmament (VCDNP) will host a Zoom webinar “US-Russian Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead”. The event ...

31.10.2019

On October 31, 2019 PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov will give a talk “The Future of U.S. – Russian Nonproliferation Cooperation” to the students and faculty of George Washington University. The meeting will be co-chaired by GWU Professor Sharo...

29.10.2019

On October 29, 2019 PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov will participate in the US-Russia Media Dialogue on Nuclear Issues. The event is co-hosted by PIR Center and James Martin CNS.

The event is expected to touch upon the matters of Prevailing US...

PIR Center Director Dr. Orlov to Participate in James Martin CNS International Advisory Board Session image
28.10.2019

On October 28, 2019 PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov will participate in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies International Advisory Board session “What to Expect at the 2020 NPT Rev Con”. The list of speakers also includes Prof...

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News

15.06.2021

On June 15, 18:00-19:00 (Moscow time), one day before the Geneva meeting of Presidents Putin and Biden, PIR Center, Vienna Center for Nonproliferation and Disarmament (VCDNP), and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will present their recommendations on restoring Russian-U.S. dialogue on arms control and nonproliferation. 

02.02.2021

The article analyzes the prospects and possibilities for agreements on missile defense systems, laser weapon systems, and non-nuclear strategic weapons control. Based on the balance established in relations between Russia and the US with respect to these weapon systems, the author concludes that their prohibition appears to be unrealistic. It is more feasible that the parties agree on limiting their quantitative and qualitative parameters. It is also advisable to prohibit the deployment of missile defense elements (both based on the use of interceptor missiles and new physical principles) in outer space and outside the national territory.

29.01.2021

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report “Future of arms control: views from the United States” that consists of two articles: “How to Multilateralize Arms Control” by Tom Countryman and “Challenges to Broadening the Scope of U.S.-Russian Arms Control” by Anya Fink.

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The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

18-10-11 Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation RUS.pdf 18-10-11 Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation RUS.pdf “A world without nuclear weapons is a long-term goal which we need to start working towards right now. It is possible that at some point in the future we may have to consider bringing up to date the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which is the cornerstone of the nonproliferation regime."

Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director-General

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970, still remains a key element of the entire international security architecture. Nevertheless, the current international situation presents several serious NPT.jpgchallenges which, if events begin to follow a negative scenario, can deform certain elements of the international architecture and undermine the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

How should Russia act in such a situation? The purpose of this project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

As part of the project PIR Center experts attended the 9th NPT Review Conference (2015). PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov was a member of the official Russian delegation.

 


PIR Center's Particpation in the 2015 NPT Review Conference 

White Paper “NPT-2010: Strengthening the Regime”

PIR Center's Particpation in the 2010 NPT Review Conference 


For questions regarding the "Future of the NPT & Russia’s Interests" project, please contact "Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia" Program Coordinator Sergey Semenov by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail [email protected].

PIR Center Analysis

Heather A. Conley, Vladimir Orlov, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Cyrus Newlin, Sergey Semenov and Roksana Gabidullina
The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches image

As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remaining vestiges of international arms control architecture and one of the few areas of potentially prod...

How would you prioritize the incorporation of new elements into a future arms control negotiating framework?

First, there are several approaches to defining which “elements” are actually new: some new types of weapons or new warfighting (or deterrence) domains in general, or “new” as opposed to the ...

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 only a few months ago there was little doubt that it would be the end of it. The Trump administratio...

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Materials

Since 2014, the U.S. government has expressed increasing concerns about Russia’s emerging military capabilities as well as Moscow’s intentions, particularly toward U.S. allies and partners in Europe. The incoming U.S. administration is likely to take steps to engage with Russia in a strategic stabil...

A multilateral process is not the most urgent undertaking…

The Russian-American strategic relationship remains the most dangerous threat the world faces. It is far easier to imagine an inadvertent escalation from an incident to a conflict to a nuclear war between the US and Russia than it is to imag...

Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World image

Russian-American strategic relations are entering uncharted waters with the demise of the arms control regime; rapid technological revolution; the rise of nuclear multipolarity; the asymmetry of the two countries’ positions amid their growing confrontation and an increasing likelihood of military con...

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Documents

Materials on the history of the NPT preparation declassified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on March 5, 2020

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There is lecture by Hans Blix including Q&A session

The text of the lecture

The five Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nuclear weapon states, or “P5”, established a dedicated Working Group in 2011 to work on a Glossary of Key Nuclear Terms. Since then, under the leadership of the People’s Republic of China and the joint efforts of all P5 members, three meetings of the ...

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