The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. Today, new challenges – e.g., international terrorism, the crises in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Syria – are adding to the old and deeply rooted problems created by the Arab-Israeli conflict. The un...

After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end.  
The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries...

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Shaimergenov, Timur T. image
City : Astana
Affiliation : Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation
Position : Deputy Director
Biography :

PhD in Political Science. In 2005-2006 – researcher at the Department of Foreign Policy Studies, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2006-2010 – Assistant of Deputy Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2010-2011 – Consultant of the Analytical Department, Security Council, Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2009-2014 – passed educational programs for executives on strategy at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Said Business School, University of Oxford, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and studied at the National School of Administration of the Government of France (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) and the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Author of more than 80 scientific publications and several monographs. In 2006-2010 – a member of the Editorial Board of Social and Political Studies “Central Asia and the Caucasus” (Sweden) journal.