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On November 13-17, 2017, Geneva hosted the first meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). The international community becomes more and more concerned about the prospect of fighting robots to be used in war, as well as of the terrifying idea of a super...

During the election campaign, Donald Trump expressed interest in normalizing relations with Russia, so there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic today about the U.S.-Russian relationship and the wider international situation. Several important questions come to mind:

  • Will the new U.S. leader att...

According to scientists’ forecasts, technologies accumulated by the human race can radically transform warfare already during the next decade. Military robotics is gaining a critical mass to make a huge qualitative leap.

Vadim Kozyulin, Senior Researcher at the PIR Center, believes that nowadays the...

Until recently, Russia was almost the only major power trying to avoid any contacts with the radical movement of Taliban. Its contacts in Afghanistan were limited strictly to the legitimate government, and that position of Moscow seemed hard and fast. Late in 2015, however, Russian Special Envoy for...

The second round of the presidential elections in Afghanistan in June 2014 was a success, and the country now has Ashraf Ghani as the elected president. However, with the new president the struggle for power in Afghanistan remains far from being over as long as the Taliban exists and presents an exi...

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“Autonomous weapons turn the military men into romantics: they are looking forward to another revolution in military affairs. It means new arms race, temptation to dominate globally, dismantlement of the theory of containment, and international instability for international relations.” – says Vadim Kozyulin, Director of the PIR-Center Project on New Technologies and International Security.

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Name: Kozyulin, Vadim B.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Project Director, Project on Asian Security; Project Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project
Expertise:
Central Asia
Illegal arms traffic
Small arms and light weapons
International initiatives on illegal arms traffic
Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
Biography :

Candidate of Political Sciences, Professor of the Academy of Military Science. 1990 graduate of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). Former officer of the Soviet/Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Kozyulin worked at Moscow News Review, later was a representative of the Republic State Enterprise "Kazspetsexport" in Russia. In 2000-2002 Dr. Kozyulin accomplished the Management of Military and Technical Cooperation Program in the Russian Academy for Foreign Trade and defended a thesis on Military Technical Cooperation as a Mechanism of Regional Stability in Central Asia. He maintains close contacts with CIS and foreign export companies. His research interests are Arms Trade Treaty, Russia's military and technical cooperation with foreign countries, stability in Central Asia and Afghanistan. PIR Center Research Fellow since 1994. PIR Center Asian Security Project Director and Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director since 2017. 06/17

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The future of Afghanistan and Central Asia depends to a very large extent on Washington’s plans for the region, and to a very small extent on the Taliban. Keeping track of the geopolitical thinking in the White House is all the more important because the United States is entering a period of depress...

Vadim Kozyulin

The author deals with the issue of curbing uncontrolled proliferation of small arms and light weapons. He analyzes the recent international initiatives, including those launched by the NGO sector, and gives a sceptical overview of their prospects. He suggests four scenarios for the Arms Trade Treaty...

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