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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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Yukiya Amano (Japan) took office as IAEA Director General
The Antarctic Treaty is signed in Washington, DC. At the territory of Antarctic "shall be prohibited, inter alia, any measures of a military nature". It also prohibits any nuclear explosions in Antarctica and the disposal of radioactive waste material.
The French government makes the decision to launch a national ballistic missile program.

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Russia realises that the terrorist threat coming from ISIS is a clear danger to the country and its allies from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Russian allies in Central Asia may be particularly vulnerable to the growing ISIS threat, especially as ISIS expands its influence beyond Iraq and Syria borders. No less significant is the threat to the Northern Caucasus, which is mostly peaceful now, but definitely a very fragile region. For this reason, Russia has decided to act, and if needed it will act independently.

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  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
    - Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
    - 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 in the Middle East
    - BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
    - Assessment of best international practices on fighting corruption 
    - Building new European security architecture
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    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
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  • 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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The latest issue of CyberPulse e-journal September-October, 2015

Inside: attempts to elaborate rules of conduct in the internet for states, Russia-USA-China "big triangle" in the cyberspace, IoT threats, news, analysis, new IT-legislation and upcoming events

PIR Center experts participate in BRICS conferences in Moscow

“At the moment, it is essential that the defined area of BRICS’ operations would receive concrete substance and show its efficiency. The proposed issues in international security and development are ambitious tasks for diplomats and military of BRICS...

The UN Charter was signed 70 years ago

“PIR Center actively works within the framework of the United Nations and has a consultative status with the ECOSOC. We are ready to continue supporting UN activities, participate in programs of the United Nations Association of Russia, implement aca...

International School on Global Security - 2015

The fifteenth International School on Global Security for Young Specialists took place on August 30 –September 6, 2015.

Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests

On July 14, the Comprehensive agreement on Iranian nuclear program was reached between Tehran and P5+1. Follow our project to unravel the story of Iranian nuclear issue

“Global Internet governance and International Security in the Field of the ICT Use”

PIR Center publishes expert report “Global Internet governance and International Security in the Field of the ICT Use”



“From a technology viewpoint, there are no serious obstacles for the IS to create chemical weapon arsenals. Further growth of level of chemical weapons employment by the Islamic State appears to be highly probable unless any real deterrence measures are taken” – Anton Utkin, former UN inspector in Iraq, Russian technology for chemical weapon destruction creator. 


“Over the years of our close cooperation, I ascertain that discussions promoted by PIR Center with the involvement of experts from different areas, like national administration, academic and military communities as well as non-governmental pundits, contribute to nonproliferation initiatives and to countering new challenges and threats to peace and security. PIR Center’s brainchild is in high-demand, and the Advisory Board conclusions and recommendations are important for ensuring our country’s interests and security. I acknowledge my willingness to become a member of the Advisory Board and participate in its work” - Victor Vasiliev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization.


“There is no such thing as pivot to the East. While preparing Russia’s APEC presidency in 2012 we focused on the eastward direction of the economic policy. It became apparent that we have to pay more attention to this strand, to organise work in a consistent manner. It was at that time when it became clear that we'd missed the right moment: all our competitors, the other major economies, were at the East long before” — Stanislav Voskresensky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.