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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...

Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats” image

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to Security Index journal.

 

SECURITY INDEX: In your recent op-ed column, co-authored with Sergey Semenov and published by Kommersant Daily, you stated that “Russia and the United States, as major nuclear-weapo...

Vladimir Orlov, Sergey Semenov

PIR Center experts Vladimir Orlov and Sergey Semenov discuss the prospects for the Russian-American dialogue on arms control.

President Trump`s legacy in arms control resembles smoldering ruins. And the ruins are covered with a dense fog. For the first time since the end of the Cold War Moscow and W...

Russian International Affairs Council

July 1, 2020

 

For Russia, the military developments and strategies of the United States recreate those challenges and threats that the USSR associated with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Adopted in 1984, the SDI programme involved...

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Experts

Buzhinskiy, Evgeny P. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
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
Biography :

Lieutenant-General (Retired), Ph.D. Military Sciences. In the Armed Services since 1968. Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, M.V. Frunze Military academy. 1976-1992 – served in different positions in the General Staff of the USSR and Russian Federation. From 1992 to 2002 – served in positions of: Senior Officer, Deputy Head of Direction, Head of Direction, Deputy Head of Department, Head of the International Treaties Department of  the Russian Ministry of Defense. Promoted to the rank of Major-General in 2000, to the rank of Lt.-General – in 2003. In 2002 he was appointed on the position of Head of the International Treaties Department – Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. Retired from active duty in 2009. In 2009-2017 - PIR Center Consultant, then Senior vice-president. PIR Center's Chairman of the Executive Board since 2014. From 2016 – Associate professor and Head of Center for Applied Political-Military Research of School of World Politics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University.  Deputy CEO of "Vega Radio Engineering Corporation" from  2009 to 2018. Vice-President of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).  Expertise: arms control, political and military aspects of international security, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, military use of the outer space, Russia-NATO, Russia-U.S., Russia-China relations. 10/20

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Evgeny P. Buzhinsky celebrates his 70th birthday

 

Dunay Pal image
City : Bishkek
Affiliation : Director of OSCE Academy
Biography :

Previously - Director, International Training Course (ITC), Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Between July 2004 and the beginning of 2007 he was Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Between July 1996 and 2004 he was Course Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy. In 1991 he was Head of the Security Policy Department of the Hungarian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. His first thesis addressed the verification of the CFE treaty. His second one addressed Hungary's neighbourhood policy after the system change. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

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.

Unnikrishnan Nandan image
City : Delhi
Affiliation : Vice President, Observer Research Foundation
Biography :

Director of the Eurasian Studies, Senior Fellow of Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, India. From 2001 to 2004 he was an independent filmmaker and freelance journalist. His television productions during this period are: Documentary on Indo-Russian defense ties telecast by Doordarshan, documentary on Indo-Russian Relations in English and Russian for the Ministry of External Affairs, documentary film on the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, directed for AIM Television. His articles on late Ahmed Shah Masood were published in Frontline. Interview with Masood was published in The Hindu. His various articles on Russia and Central Asia were published in Financial Express. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

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