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The immense majority of countries and peoples stand for a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Russian Federation shares this noble goal.

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The 2015 NPT Review Conference, which failed to approve a Final Document, has put into stark relief the key challenges facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime. These challenges fall under four main categories: ongoing difficulties with the implementation and universalization of the treaty, distur...

International agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, signed in summer of 2015 (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - JCPOA), has become a turning point in efforts to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime. However, approaches to its implementation are still the subject of controversy betwee...

The 2015 NPT Review Conference, which failed to approve a Final Document, has put into stark relief the key challenges facing the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The international community will have to come up with effective responses to these challenges as part of the 2016-2020 NPT review cycle....

According to Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, by 2015 the world had finally recognized that states should develop binding norms of conduct in cyberspace. The article examines how the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context o...

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  • Affiliation : Executive Vice-President for Cooperation with Public Authorities, PJSC VimpelCom
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Affiliation : Chairman of the Executive Board, PIR Center; Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
  • Position : Program Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
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International Conference "Emerging Technologies And Global Security - An Agenda For 21st Century" 29.09.2016

 

The rapid development and use of information and communications, aerospace, nuclear technology, as well as the active implementation of cyberspace create new possibilities to solve socioeconomic problems, by expanding access to energy, information, knowledge. At the same time, the use of new technologies for destructive purposes leads to an exacerbation of the old threads and the emergence of new ones. The creation of new types of weapons, which is not regulated by bilateral or multilateral agreements, entail a new phase of the arms race. The aggravation of political relations between Russia and the West became an obstacle to the search for optimal solutions. Dialog on Global Security may be a efficient area for recovering the cooperation. 

For more details please visit the official website of the Conference.

 

Welcome remarks

10.00-10.20

 

Plenary session 1: Emerging Technologies And Challenges For Global Security

10.20-12.20

Moderator:

  • ORLOV Vladimir, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Special Advisor, PIR Center

• What challenges do peaceful and military emerging technologies pose to the strategic stability and global security?
• What possibilities do new technologies provide to respond to the challenges posed to the nuclear non-proliferation regime?
• What measures are taken now and will be needed in the future to reduce risks and maximize benefits to global security and development from the use of emerging technologies?
• Legal and regulatory aspects of emerging technologies: how to ensure security without hampering the progress?
• How the government, business and expert communities could work together to reduce global security risks from use of emerging technologies without limiting their positive potential?

Speakers:

  • ZERBO Lassina, Executive Secretary, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
  • SAREVA Jarmo, Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • NARAYKIN Oleg, Vice President, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
  • DOUKHVALOV Andrey, Head of Future Technologies, Kaspersky Lab

 

Plenary session 2: Cybersecurity Of Critical Infrastructure - Threat Landscape

12.40-14.00

Moderator:

  • DEMIDOV Oleg, Consultant, PIR Center

• How did the global landscape of cyber threats to the critical infrastructure (nuclear and energy infrastructure, communications, security, finances) evolve during the recent years?
• Which sectors of the critical information infrastructure (CII) face the most pressing cybersecurity challenges and how such threats are addressed at the interstate level?
• What could be the place of the issue of cybersecurity of the CII within the international efforts to develop norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace? What kind of input into the development of such norms could bring the private sector and the technical community?
• How the approaches toward regulation and providing security of the CII are being developed in Russia and globally? How likely is the development of harmonized classifications, criteria and definitions of the critical infrastructure internationally and how the progress in this sphere could help to protect the critical infrastructure against the cyber threats?

Speakers:

 

Session 1: Ensuring Security Of Space Activities

15.00-16.40

Moderator:

  • BUZHINSKIY Evgeny, Chairman of the Executive Board, PIR Center


• How big of a threat does military action in outer space pose for peaceful space activities?
• What kind of legal standards should be in place to enforce/maintain the peaceful nature of outer space?
• How can we ensure the prohibition of the use of force against objects in space, considering the possibility of dual usage of facilities and technologies?

Speakers:

  • MALTSEV Vladimir, Chair, Department of Space Systems, the Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces
  • YERMAKOV Vladimir, Deputy Director, Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • GUDNOV Vasily, Head, Multilateral Cooperation Division, "Roscosmos" State Corporation
  • HITCHENS Theresa, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International and Security Studies, Maryland University 
    Power Point Presentation

 

Session 2: The Role Of The State And The Private Sector In The Protection Of Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats

15.00-16.40

Moderator:

• Is it possible to create the international classification of critical infrastructure to improve the practical efficiency of international cooperation?
• What is the role of the private sector in developing norms and standards for the protection of critical infrastructure from cyber threats? Can Russian players shape and promote market standards for the information security of the critical infrastructure at the global level?
• How we should strengthen the system of response to cyber incidents on critical objects, including energy objects and peaceful atom? Does Russia need a CII-CERT and whether such structures are to be formed for individual critical infrastructure niches at the international level?

Speakers:

  • BROEDERS Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy
    Power Point Presentation
  • YAKUSHEV Michail, Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
    Power Point Presentation
  • SEMENYAKA Alexey, External Relations Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, RIPE NCC
  • VORONINA Elena, Director, MSK-IX
    Power Point Presentation
  • MAKAROVA Olga, Director, Internet and Channel Resources Department, PJSC "Mobile TeleSystems"
    Power Point Presentation

 

Session 3: Nuclear Nonproliferation And Nuclear Security In The New Technological And Political Reality

17.00-18.40

Moderator:

  • BAKLITSKIY Andrey, "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director, PIR Center

• Measures for strengthening international nuclear nonproliferation regime in 2016 - 2020
• What kind of challenges do new technologies (3D-printing, laser enrichment, information technologies) pose to nuclear nonproliferation regime? What could be done by the governments and the private sector to ensure an effective export control?
• How to provide nuclear security in the conditions of promoting of atomic energy in the new regions? What role in that field could play the intergovernmental cooperation of regulatory bodies?

Speakers:

  • ORLOV Vladimir, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs; Special Advisor, PIR Center
    Power Point Presentation
  • KRUPCHATNIKOV Boris, Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia
    Power Point Presentation
  • CABALLERO-ANTHONY Meli, Chairman, UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
  • SOLTANIEH Ali Asghar, Advisor to the Head, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
  • KLOCHKO Gennady, Acting Head, Export Control Laboratory, I. I. Leypunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering
    Power Point Presentation

 

Session 4: Lethal Autonomous Weapons System - The Mythical And The Real Opportunities And Threats - Political And Legal Issues

17.00-18.40

Moderator:

• Lethal autonomous weapon systems - security concern or endeavor to limit the competitors?
• Agreeing upon the terms: autonomy, autonomous and automatic systems, lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), artificial intelligence and other concepts in the domain of regulating the proliferation of LAWS, LAWS classification
• Are there enough tools of international humanitarian law to control LAWS? Does IHL provide the Meaningful human control?
• Safety matters: risks of potential incidents, terrorists' use of LAWS

Speakers:

 

Plenary Session 3: Concluding Remarks

19.00-19.30

Speakers:

  • ZULKHARNEEV Albert, Director, PIR Center
  • ORLOV Vladimir, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs; Special Advisor, PIR Center
  • KOZIULIN Vadim, Senior Research Fellow, PIR Center
  • BAKLITSKIY Andrey, "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director, PIR Center
  • DEMIDOV Oleg, Consultant, PIR Center
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