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As the 9th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is scheduled to commence on April 27, 2015, the reality feeds mounting uncertainty about the longer-term trajectory on the Treaty’s implem

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U.S. Obama administration releases new National Security Strategy
The signing of the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between the Russian Federation and NATO.
U.S. President R. Reagan makes the statement that the U.S. will not be base their strategic arms structure decisions on the Treaty on the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (SALT II).

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Implementation of the signed agreement might present a challenge for its parties, and particularly Russia, in certain important aspects. On a number of issues, Moscow seems to be more interested than its Eastern partner is. This could also be true for the paragraph on internationalization and democratization of the Internet governance mechanism, in which the official Russian approach has been embedded. Russia’s goal is to achieve transition of control over critical technical business processes (including the IANA and VeriSign functions related to management of the DNS Root Zone) under the jurisdiction of international bodies such as International Telecommunication Union.

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  • Position : Founder, Special Advisor, PIR Center
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
    - Myanmar in international politics
    - International security policy of the Russian Federation
    - Russian-European security relations
    - Russian foreign policy and the Middle East (including the Gulf region)
    - Nuclear nonproliferation issues in the Middle East. The establishment of NWFZ in the Middle East.
    - BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
    - Assessment of best international practices on fighting corruption 
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
  • Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
    - European security
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PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov took part in expert descussions among representatives of Russia, PRC, India and Brazil when the very cocept of the group was only being developed, and we have been closely fallowing the situation since. 

PIR Center analyses Russia's participation in BRICS formate and high-tech cooperation with its members (nuclear energy, informational technologies and use of outer space). PIR Center takes active part in drafting Russian strategy towards BRICS, our experts are members of National Committee on BRICS Research

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PIR Center at the 2015 NPT Review Conference

Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons takes place in New York from April 27 to May 22

The latest issue of "CyberPulse" e-journal March-April, 2015

“Global Internet Governance and International information Security” conference, cyberattack attribution, 6th Russian Forum on Internet Governance, seminar “Global Internet governance: key issues and goals in 2015” and much more

Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective

To produce a study on this topic, PIR Center and the Strategic Studies Network have convened a working group with the participation of experts from the P5+1 states and Iran’s regional neighbors.

A new issue of the Security Index journal was published

Under the cover: nuclear energy and infrastructure, "Islamic State", information society, shale revolution, cybersecurity in ASEAN and much more

“Global Security on the BRICS Agenda for 2015: from Fortaleza to Ufa”

The Conference was organized by the Center for Global Issues and International Organizations at the Russian Diplomatic Academy (Head of the Center – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov) in partnership with the National Committee on BRICS Research

Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests

Talks between Tehran and P5+1 were extended till July 1, 2015. Follow our project to unrevel the story of Iranian nuclear issue

Events schedule

Date Event
04.06.2015 PIR Center Program Coordiantor Alexandra Kulikova, speaks at the UNIDIR Eurasia Regional Seminar, International Law and State Behaviour in Cyberspace Series, June 3-4, 2015, Muscat, Oman
29.05.2015 Oleg Demidov, the PIR Center Consultant delivers a lecture on global Internet infrastructure at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, USA
28.05.2015 Oleg Demidov, the PIR Center Consultant, speaks at the Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Progress Roundtable conducted by East-West Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA



What are independent think tanks? How can they impact foreign politics? Is independent examination of foreign policy possible in Russia? Are think tanks really what they say they are? PIR-Center has invited the experts Fedor Lukyanov, Yuri Nadtochey, Vladimir Orlov, Evgeny Satanovsky, Elena Chernenko, and Konstantin von Eggert to the round table to consider the given questions.


 “In the modern world substantial discussion of the issues of global security is impossible outside the cyber dimension. I think that for the most successful resolution of problems on the global agenda now more than ever it is important to study them multilaterally, have a good understanding of the differences in the existing approaches and, most importantly, of the common ground”, Alexandra Kulikova, "Global Internet Governance and International Information Security" program coordinator.



“I feel like an Indian cosmopolite. I have been living and studying abroad, I have visited many countries; above all, I’m Indian, and then a citizen of the world. India is the most comfortable place for me, but Russia, of course, is my second motherland,” – senior fellow of Observer Research Foundation, member of PIR Center International Expert Group, Nandan Unnikrishnan.