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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 remain

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UN Security Council adopted resolution 1874 (2009), imposing additional sanction measures against North Korea
12.06.2009
The U.S. signs the Additional IAEA Safeguards Protocol. The protocol has not been ratified.
12.06.1998
In the UK, the keel is laid for the Dreadnought nuclear attack submarine, Great Britain’s first nuclear propulsion ship.
12.06.1959

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05.05.2021

In recent years, relations between Russia and the US have shifted from competitiveness to confrontation, effectively going back to the Cold War era. The sanctions pressure, threats, conflict behaviour and defence of selfish interests are plunging the world into a state of permanent instability. If relations between the two countries have been in the situation described above for a long time, it is called a crisis. Such crises provide a fertile ground for even more acute periods in the relationship. Under such circumstances, any faux pas, any lack of patience, and any strategic understanding of the “weight” of each word could plunge not just two countries, but the entire world, into an abyss of the gravest challenges, threatening it with a direct military clash.

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    - 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
  • Position : Consultant, "Global & Regional Security: New ideas for Russia" Program
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    - Russia-NATO relations
    - Central Asia
    - Illegal arms traffic
    - Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
    - Cyber security
    - Arms control
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  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Arms control
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The dual degree master`s program in nonproliferation studies announces scholarship contest. Submission of the documents within the framework of the enrollment campaign is under the way

The Dual Degree Master’s Program “WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy, and Global Security”, developed jointly by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA...

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report «The New Cyber Age: How the United States is Entering Global Competition in Cyberspace» by Sergey Sebekin

The research paper focuses on a new US cybersecurity strategy that moved from a traditional deterrence policy to a policy of persistent engagement. The author draws attention to the policy’s drawbacks and gives recommendations, useful for Russia.

The transition period is over

In honor of the PIR Center's birthday, we prepared an issue of Open Collar with a member of PIR family – Professor of the HSE University Dmitry Evstafiev, who stood at the origins of the organization 27 years ago.

The Anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident is an Occasion to Remember about Nuclear Safety

On April 26, 2021, the world remembers the most difficult pages in the history of nuclear energy. Exactly 35 years ago, there was an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches

This report was published following a series of joint seminars between the PIR Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA) under the general title “Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Era of Great Power Rivalry
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10.06.2021

«The situation for the upcoming presidential term looks rather difficult, as economic problems will put even stronger pressure on the regime, and the propensity to negotiate and reach an agreement will be reduced. However, this does not mean that Iran will seek to develop nuclear weapons or decide to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons», ‒ Yulia Sveshnikova, PIR Center Consultant.

09.06.2021

«Strategic stability in Russian-American relations... What to expect from Iran's missile program... What are the chances that the DPRK will abandon nuclear weapons... How to 3D-print a drone and what this means for the arms control regime... Does nuclear energy have a future in the Middle East ... These are just some of the topics we were discussing for the last two evenings and into the night, connecting Moscow, California, New York, Yekaterinburg, Seoul ... “Discuss” is the exact word. But, strictly speaking, it was students from different countries who reported to the members of the State Examination Commission headed by General of the Army Vyacheslav Trubnikov. And MGIMO University, PIR Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies “connected the wires”. Students are now masters. The Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation has taken a new qualitative step forward. And has confirmed that this master's program is not just “international”, not just “unique”, but also with a stable quality mark», ‒ Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Director, MGIMO Professor and Academic Advisor of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation.

21.05.2021

«Participation in the PIR Center XX International School on Global Security in 2020 opened a new page in my life. This event let me not only gain new knowledge and expand my understanding of nonproliferation and disarmament issues, global security in general, but also define my research and professional priorities, and change a lot in my life. Besides, I met a lot of interesting people, more specifically, invited experts and lecturers, participants and organizers of the School, with their own views, ideas, initiatives, ambitions. And I warmly remember all of them,» ‒ a winner of the XX International School on Global Security of PIR Center, currently the Coordinator of the PIR Center Education & Training Program Elena Karnaukhova.



 
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