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30.03.2020

The Anniversary XX PIR Center International School on Global Security 2020 extends applications deadline to April 13. The School will take place from 6 to 14 June in Zvenigorod, Moscow region.

07.02.2020

“On the night of January 3, 2020, the US Air Force killed an Iranian general, the head of the special forces of the IRGC, Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad. In response, Iran launched a missile attack on two US bases in Iraq and announced the fifth and final stage of reducing commitments under the JCPOA. Despite bombastic headlines in the media (some were subsequently deleted), Iran continued to cooperate with the IAEA inspectors and suspended the 60-day cycles of reducing its commitments under the agreement "- this is the main note of the 519th issue of the Yaderny Kontrol bulletin.

30.11.2019

"Today, the world is witnessing so-called 'Technological Predominance or Technological Dictatorship' process, which means that emerging technologies get introduced in a military sphere for modernization of existing and production of new arms. There is not a politician or a military man who would confirm that artificial intelligence (AI) is in charge of strategic decisions. Though people are currently dealing with weak AI, strong AI and even 'super-AI' are to be available in the not so distant future.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

22.04.2019

“The School lectures helped me to structure knowledge that I had already had, which will help me to feel more confident at the university seminars and debates. Certainly, I will apply some of the received knowledge while preparing my thesis work. I also got acquainted with a perfect method for ideas generating – foresight. I will surely use it again”, - Olesya Guseva, a student of the master's program "Strategic Studies" of St. Petersburg State University.

14.03.2019

“Our task is that young people from any region, if they want to deal with global and strategic issues, can be in demand in their homeland, can serve Russia and the world. 25 years of training specialist on international affairs in the Urals; 25 years of PIR Center. More than 20 students and employees of UrFU are graduates of PIR Center programs. But we are most importantly united by responsible attitude (with knowledge of the case, arguments and facts) as well as by age and people” – PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev

06.09.2018

“Autonomous weapons turn the military men into romantics: they are looking forward to another revolution in military affairs. It means new arms race, temptation to dominate globally, dismantlement of the theory of containment, and international instability for international relations.” – says Vadim Kozyulin, Director of the PIR-Center Project on New Technologies and International Security.

25.12.2017

These days we especially believe in the power of knowledge, justice and good will. We wish you good health, happiness, new discoveries and all the best in the coming year!

28.02.2017

“One of the most important questions concerning the usage of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) is the meaning of the potential loss of human control on the use of force and its consequences”, – Gilles Giacca, Legal Adviser of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Legal Division at PIR Center's round table

28.02.2017

In the new thematic issue of the Security Index Journal “New technologies and challenges to global security” — interview with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on Russia-U.S. relations, and interview with Deputy CEO of Rosatom company Sergey Saveliev on the safety of the space activity, materials of the round table on regulations of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), PIR Center's report on the problematic of a cybersecurity of nuclear objects, article by the Director and Vice-Director of Kurchatov institute on the possibilities and threats coming from nature-like technologies, article by the Director of UNIDIR Jarmo Sareva on the influence of the new technologies on the strategic stability, commentary from Vladimir Legoyda on the relations between religion, science and technology.

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