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PONARS Eurasia annual conference

On 18-19 of September Polina Sinovets, Head of Odessa Center for Nonproliferation took part at PONARS Eurasia annual conference. She argued that nuclear weapon posturing occupies a central place in Russia's “hybrid” war on Ukraine. The Kremlin's aim is to use its nuclear capability as a means to draw a solid red line against the geopolitical expansion of the West. The implications of this posturing is clear: Russia will employ the full spectrum of its capabilities to deter intervention by outside actors in its sphere of vital interests. The risk is that Putin, like his predecessor Nikita Khrushchev in 1962, might lose his sense of limits, putting global stability at risk.

Round-table "Ukrainian crisis - is there any influence over the NPT regime?"

On 28 August, 2015 Odessa Center for Nonproliferation hosted the experts’ round-table on the current challenges to the Nonproliferation regime. Over dozen senior experts met to discuss the possible implication of the Ukrainian crisis for the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) regime and the security architecture in general.

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The Opening Ceremony of Odessa Center for Nonproliferation took place on August 28

On August 28, 2015 the opening ceremony of Odessa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP) took place in the new building of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (ONU). Igor Koval, Rector of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Lars van Dassen, Head of Office for International Relations, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM in Swedish transcription), Polina Sinovets, Head of Odessa Center for Nonproliferation, Victor Glebov, Director of Institute of Social Sciences, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University participated in the ceremony.

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Does Ukrainian crisis affect the NPT Regime?

On 28 August, 2015 Odessa Center for Nonproliferation will host the experts’ round-table on the current challenges to the Nonproliferation regime which will be held on Friday 28 August, 2015 at 11.00 in Odessa Center for Nonproliferation.

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VI Odessa Summer School on nonproliferation issues

The VI Odessa Summer School “Current Challenges for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Disarmament, Nuclear Renaissance and the Conflict between Russia and Ukraine” is going on. The School jointly organized by the Institute of Social Sciences Odessa Mechnikov National University and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority provides high quality up-to-date professional training for the representatives from Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine.

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