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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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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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  • Position : Special Advisor
  • 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 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 
    - Russian-European security relations. Building new European security architecture
  • 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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International School on Global Security - 2015

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

The latest issue of “CyberPulse” e-journal July-August, 2015

Resolution of the Fourth UN Group of Government Experts setting norms for behavior in cyberspace, PIR Center's School, Windows 10 privacy problems, cyber security and internet governance news - in new issue of the "Cyberpulse" e-journal

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.

We Bring You the Latest Issue of the "Security Index" Journal

Under the cover: BRICS and SCO prospectives, Iran nuclear deal, interviews with Deputy Ministers of Finance and Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Storchak and Sergey Ryabkov, the phenomenon of cryptocurrency and much more

“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”

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



“The OSCE finally works as it should have always been working. Its real time civic activity meets our interests, and during the latest operation the member states not only participate but bear equal responsibility for it. What the OSCE is doing at the moment meets our interests” – Andrey Kelin, Director of the Department for European Co-operation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.


“International School of the PIR Center is a unique format with its own traditions. I sincerely wish it further development and introduction of new innovative and scientific formats. The main thing is to invest in the future generations” — Adlan Margoyev, International Relations student at MGIMO University.


“Within the framework of the NPT review process Russian diplomacy and expert community have the opportunity to share common language with our allies. We have a few of those apart from our army and navy: we have allies in the CSTO and partners in the CIS. We just have to engage with those people on a more frequent basis, generally speaking, they are open for cooperation” – Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Special Advisor to the PIR Center.