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Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center speaks on the topic "Strategic Relations between Russia and Iran: How They Affect Global and Regional Security", MIIS, Monterey, USA
09.03.2017
21.06.2016

PIR Center has prepared a review of the key challenges of the nonproliferation regime and a range of suggestions for the strengthening of the regime. The recommendations are divided in to four thematic categories dedicated to the key challenges faced...

PIR Center's Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy and Senior Research Fellow Vadim Koziulin participate in the Strategic Studies Network Summit, Ankara, Turkey
03.04.2016
Meeting of PIR Center experts with Dr. Seyed Kamal Kharrazi, Head of Strategic Foreign Relations Council under the Office of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Moscow, Russia
20.03.2015
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02.03.2021

The research is devoted to the study of developing nuclear energy by one of the key Middle Eastern countries. It is divided into three sections: the driving factors for Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear power and non-proliferation concerns; the review of the nuclear energy suppliers to the Middle East; the Saudi Arabia-Russia cooperation and its prospects. The research is now available in English.

 

 


24.02.2021

The research is devoted to the study of developing nuclear energy by one of the key Middle Eastern countries. It is divided into three sections: the driving factors for Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear power and non-proliferation concerns; the review of the nuclear energy suppliers to the Middle East; the Saudi Arabia-Russia cooperation and its prospects.

19.01.2021

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to the Security Index journal. He shared his views on the great potential of the Russian-US cooperation in the framework of the NPT, threats of nuclear proliferation, suggesting how to make the P5 framework practically useful, and what is the role of China, the United Kingdom and India in the nonproliferation regime.

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Russia’s Role in the Process of Establishing the WMDFZ and Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy in the Middle East

“Russia supports the establishment of the zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery in the Middle East. Unfortunately, this particular zone in this particular region have not materialized, but we keep on trying”.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov


Nuclear Energy in the Middle East


ME.jpgAs a result of rapid economic growth in the Middle East countries in the region are increasingly facing the problem of energy security. In the modern competitive world the availability of reliable and sustainable energy sources is becoming a decisive factor. At this moment, the only realistic alternative to petroleum is nuclear energy.


However, the political situation in the region means that the governments which want to pursue nuclear energy projects are facing a particular set of challenges. The international community's concerns regarding Iran's nuclear program, and the risk of religious fanatics coming to power in some countries in the region are creating barriers to peaceful use of nuclear energy in the Middle East.

For questions regarding the 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

Nuclear energy in Saudi Arabia within Vision 2030 Program: Prospects for nuclear energy cooperation and nonproliferation risks image

Saudi Arabia is considered a nuclear “newcomer”. Although Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program dates back to the 1960s, the kingdom has demonstrated significant interest in nuclear energy only over the last decade. The Saudi interest in the peaceful use of nuclear energy is due to several reasons, among w...

Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats” image

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to Security Index journal.

 

SECURITY INDEX: In your recent op-ed column, co-authored with Sergey Semenov and published by Kommersant Daily, you stated that “Russia and the United States, as major nuclear-weapo...

The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. Today, new challenges – e.g., international terrorism, the crises in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Syria – are adding to the old and deeply rooted problems created by the Arab-Israeli conflict. The un...

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Materials

_2020~1.PDF On April 24, 2018 the Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Security Affairs and Disarmament and the Head of the Russian delegation Vladimir Yermakov presented a statment in Geneva during the Second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Process. 

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On April 26-27 an event took place in Moscow that brought together the leading military specialists and practitioners in the field of international security from 86 countries - the Russian MoD’s VI Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). While last year’s conference was attended by more ...

The idea of establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction or Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East is not new; it dates back to 1970’s. However, the security landscape of the Middle East today has compelled most analysts to look at the idea and the concept anew. Most regard the potential arms rac...

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Documents

The Secretary-General expresses his profound shock and regret at the conclusion that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale, resulting innumerous casualties, particularly among civilians and including many children. The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the u...

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