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14.10.2020

“I offer my congratulations to the fifth cohort of students in the dual-degree program in nonproliferation studies for your admission. This program is important for anyone who cares about the future of US-Russian relations or the global nonproliferation regime. I advise you to use your time wisely, as two years will fly by before you know it. The opportunities provided by PIR Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MGIMO and MIIS are all around you and at your disposal”, ‒ Noah Mayhew, Research Associate at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

13.10.2020

This article examines the new trends emerging in the Russian Federation’s foreign policy under the conditions of extreme ideologization, militarization of international relations and consistent destruction of the arms control system. The author analyzes the main directions of Russian-American relations at the present stage and elaborates a roadmap which, when implemented in practice, should result in an effective transformation of the concept of deterrence and restore strategic stability.

09.10.2020

“It is always a pleasure for me to participate in the PIR Center School, I think it is the best format in terms of rich discussions on topical issues of international agenda that directly relate to our country’s position in the world", ‒ Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

07.10.2020

“The seminar on BRICS, SCO, CSTO, which was held within the framework of the XX Annual International School on Global Security, allowed to combine two scientific and educational formats of the PIR Center – Midweek Brainstorming sessions and the School. High research potential of the School participants, their erudition, and nonstandard perspectives allowed to work on the most thorny provisions of the PIR Center’s report on BRICS expansion. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with School participants in this area and other issues,” – Sergey Semenov, PIR Center’s Nonproliferation & Russia Program Coordinator.

06.10.2020

“I met Roland Mikhailovich, or I should rather say, Roland Makhmutovich Timerbaev, more than 50 years ago. He practically was my mentor, who made me a specialist in disarmament”, – Victor Slipchenko, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy.

02.10.2020

“In these interesting, unusual and difficult circumstances, we must reflect and to some extent rethink Russia's role in international relations and how the world as a whole will move forward. Thus, during this week, we will discuss and, perhaps, even solve global problems without exaggeration”, – Vladimir Orlov, Director of the PIR Center.

26.09.2020

AlumniDear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.

17.09.2020

“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

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