Heather A. Conley, Vladimir Orlov, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Cyrus Newlin, Sergey Semenov and Roksana Gabidullina
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As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remaining vestiges of international arms control architecture and one of the few areas of potentially prod...

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The monograph is devoted to topical issues of international security and strategic stability in the context of accelerated development of information and communication technologies. It justifies the importance of ensuring international information security. The monograph examines the possibility of ...

The Valdai Discussion Club

February 9, 2021.


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Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World image

Russian-American strategic relations are entering uncharted waters with the demise of the arms control regime; rapid technological revolution; the rise of nuclear multipolarity; the asymmetry of the two countries’ positions amid their growing confrontation and an increasing likelihood of military con...

Now when the U.S. presidential elections are over the fate of the START Treaty and nuclear arms control, in general, has become clearer.

The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021, and only a few months ago there was little doubt that it would be the end of it. The Trump administratio...

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Stapran, Natalia image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Russian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center
Position : Director
Biography :

PhD in History. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Completed internship at Yamagata University. In 2002-2004 – served as senior analyst at the Embassy of Russian Federation (Tokyo, Japan). Was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of G-20/G-8 Russian Presidential Expert Council. Has PGCertHE from London School of Economics and Political Studies (London). Associate Professor at the Department of Oriental studies, MGIMO University, since 2005; Teaches courses in English: “Regionalism in Asia-Pacific”, “Russian Foreign Policy in Asia and Africa”. Director of Russian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (RASC), Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Published several papers in Russian and English on international relations in the Asia-Pacific Region, American policy in Asia, Russian foreign policy in the East. Her latest book is “The Integration Processes in the Asia-Pacific Region” (Moscow, 2011).