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18.12.2020

“We must learn to anticipate the consequences of the development of new dangerous military technologies and classes of weapons through timely political and legal steps. Otherwise, we will again face a long and exhausting arms race and the emergence of severe crises and confrontations, ”- Senior Advisor, Vice President of the PIR Center (2003-2013), Lieutenant-General of the Foreign Intelligence Service Gennady Evstafiev (1938-2013).

18.12.2020

The telebridge participants really got into the role, and sometimes their speeches could not be distinguished from the speeches of the official representatives of Russia and the United States. Students took a useful inventory of the contradictions in US-Russian relations and highlighted the areas that will require the most difficult work under the next administration”, – Sergey Semenov, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program Coordinator.

11.12.2020

 “A generation of highly professional but one-sided specialists is growing. I teach my students that everything that they do in the technical sphere can also have political consequences. Everything in society is connected”, -  Alexander Fedorov, Member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.



10.12.2020

"Pandemic has vividly illustrated that deficit of international cooperation as to the security of ICT benefits malicious actors. Young experts from Russia, the USA, Europe could make a positive contribution to building up a dialog to tackle this problem", – Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center Consultant.

09.12.2020

On November 27, the second Timerbaev Debate took place online as part of the Dual Degree Master's Program in Nonproliferation Studies (Moscow State Institute of International Relations – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey – PIR Center).

04.12.2020

"The development of nuclear energy in Saudi Arabia is a forward-looking and important task. The State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” has every chance to become one of the KSA’s key partners in the development of peaceful uses of nuclear energy because it already has extensive experience in working with nuclear newcomer countries in difficult climatic conditions with lack of the necessary infrastructure", ‒ Inna Rodina, PIR Center intern. 

01.12.2020

“It is difficult for me to say how many pillars PIR Center is based on, but one of them is definitely the interns. Their hard work, intelligence, and creativity make a substantial contribution to our work», ‒ Sergey Semenov, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program Coordinator.

27.11.2020

International security is not a center of the world, but a reflection of profound processes that nowadays are characterized by a growing randomness and shrinking planning horizon. Confidence, privacy and confidentiality of diplomacy are deteriorating. Ensuring security requires not only technical, but also political decisions. Under such circumstances the aim of the Russian foreign policy is to find a balance between development and security amidst an incoming new wave of globalization. To secure its status of a great power, Russia needs to preserve its relevance among other players and play a role of additional element to the situation of unsteady equilibrium.

25.11.2020

“In this transitional period, further strengthening of the dialogue with external partners, in particular BRICS-Plus, is of paramount importance. The absence of the states of the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the “club” at present limits the potential for the formation of a BRICS partner network. Whereas the “club” has a generally strong membership, so far, none of the states of the Islamic world participates in BRICS. This creates a certain imbalance, even though the Muslim population makes up a significant share in two of the five BRICS countries (India and Russia)”, ‒ PIR Center's report on the prospects of BRICS enlargement from the point of view of international security and Russia's interests.

24.11.2020

On the November 16 the U.S. conducted a successful test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile. The target of interceptor missile imitated an ICBM. The editorial board decided to talk to an expert about the way such test may influence strategic stability.  During the interview Oleg Krivolapov, research fellow of the Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Nikita Degtyarev, Coordinatorof the PIR CenterInformation & Publications Program, about the influence of the SM-3 Block IIA test on strategic stability, threat to Russian strategic systems and the future of the U.S. antimissile system.

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