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28.10.2021

On October 21, PIR Center held a workshop within the framework of the Midweek Brainstorming sessions series “Prospects for the development of the PRC's nuclear forces in the context of the specifics of ideological approaches and understanding of strategic stability” The research project prepared by Vladimir Nezhdanov, an assistant of Tyumen State University, in free association with the PIR Center, was presented for discussion.

25.10.2021

On November 15, PIR Center will hold the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. This year they will bring together students and young specialists in the field of global security from Russia and foreign countries, from domestic and foreign universities and international organizations. There will be students and young specialists from MGIMO University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), MEPhI, Ural Federal University (UrFU), PIR Center and members of the CTBTO Youth Group among the participants of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. The applications of each of the teams were registered, and the debaters themselves were pre-selected by universities and organizations they represent. As a special feature of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates, each team of debaters will have its own mentor from the nonproliferation, disarmament and global security experts.

22.10.2021

On October 14 and 15, a wide range of materials was presented at the book fair within the framework of the 13th Russian International Studies Association (RISA) Convention at the stand of PIR Center: Security Index occasional papers, "White Papers" on nonproliferation, books by leading Russian experts in the field of arms control, Iran nuclear issues, cybersecurity and international security. The guests could get acquainted with them, as well as ask questions about the activities of PIR Center and its information products, such as e-journal Yaderny Kontrol, email newsletter PIR Press News, series of analytical reports Security Index, etc.

21.10.2021

On October 14, PIR Center held an expert seminar “Elements of the Strategic Equation: How to Build Arms Control in a New Era” within the framework of the XIII Convention of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA). Among the participants are employees of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IMEMO, ISKRAN, MGIMO, UrFU, PIR Center Advisory Board members, as well as students and teachers of regional universities. The discussion was moderated by Sergey Semenov, coordinator of PIR Center Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program.

20.10.2021

On October 5, the 111th Autumn Session of the Trialogue Club International took place at the Radisson Collection Hotel - historic hotel “Ukraina”. It was dedicated to the topic “Afghanistan under Taliban: Russia’s Interests, Alliances, and Calculations. A Thin Bridge between Threats and Opportunities”. The Autumn Session was held in a traditional face-to-face format in compliance with the necessary epidemiological standards. The Session was attended by representatives of foreign diplomatic missions, international organizations, and leading experts in the field of international relations and global security.

18.10.2021

On October 4, PIR Center within the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA) and PIR Center, held a public lecture with Dr. William Potter, Director of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), on the topic: «The Evolving Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Challenges and Opportunities». The event was held under the auspices of PIR Center project to create a scientific and educational platform NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD, which will become a scientific, educational and communication platform for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

08.10.2021

The research is aimed at analyzing the military-technical aspects of strategic offensive arms control. By reviewing the nuclear doctrines and the available open-source data on the two countries’ respective nuclear arsenals, the author analyzes the impact of the New START Treaty implementation on the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals as well as discusses the potential implication of the two countries’ nuclear forces modernization programs on the future arms control agreements. The paper is structured into four sections, discussing the state and development of Russian and U.S. nuclear forces in 2011-2021, the two countries’ nuclear forces modernization plans and relevant discussions within expert and policymaking communities.

07.10.2021

AUKUS, Russian-American talks in Geneva, JCPOA, gender in international security, CTBTO - these and other topics were touched upon and explored by our authors in the new issue of the electronic journal "Yaderny Kontrol". 

06.10.2021

"I think world politics makes sense if we believe in the idea of progress. You know, it seems to me that there are two views of the world: cyclical – everything develops in a circle, there are cycles of peace and war, all states are created and disintegrate – and then, it seems to me, there is no special meaning in international politics. But there is another point of view: everything is spiraling, the world is becoming more humane and stable. And then progress can be considered the meaning. This idea is closer to me," – Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC.

04.10.2021

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the development of the concept of prompt global strike (PGS) from the 2000s to the present. In the first chapter, the author examines the political foundations of the PGS concept, paying special attention to the history of discussions on the problems of a rapid global strike within the United States itself. The second chapter summarizes the steps of various American administrations in the field of military-technical realization of the potential of PGS. In the third chapter, the author gives an assessment of the international political consequences of the PGS concept, and in the fourth – assesses the reaction of Russia and China to the PGS concept.

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