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The USSR tests a thermonuclear bomb called RDS-37 with a 1.6 megaton yield. The bomb’s new charge becomes the basis of Soviet nuclear weapons.
22.11.1955
The United States, NATO countries and Japan create the Coordinating Committee on Multilateral Export Controls (CoCom), which identified goods and technologies not subject to export to the USSR and other socialist countries.
22.11.1949

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19.11.2019

On November 11, 2019, a meeting was held between PIR Center employees and guests with a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation Samuel Charap. The meeting was attended by the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director Vadim Kozyulin, Associate Professor of Academy of Engineering at the RUDN University Sergey Ponamarev, researcher at the Center for European Studies at the Institute for International Studies of MGIMO Alexander Chekov, PIR Center consultants Albert Zulkharneev and Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center Educational Program Director Yulia Sych, as well as PIR Center interns Nikita Degtyarev and Sergey Semenov.

14.11.2019

“In the year of the PIR Center 25th anniversary, we note that this is the most experienced Russian non-governmental expert organization in the field of international security that remains a unique and valuable tool of Russian public diplomacy. The acronym “PIR” is known all over the world and there is no need to explain what stands for it. The demand for its expert assessments, applied research and educational programs is beyond doubt. We fully support and endorse the actions of the Founder & Director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov aimed at optimizing the organization’s structure and elaborating systemic steps to develop the PIR Center and the entire PIR Community”, – statement by the PIR Center’s Executive Board.

PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov Publishes Op-Ed in “Kommersant” image
07.11.2019

“China shows no signs at all of being ready to join the process. Of course, that could change over time. In fact, it would also be in Russia’s best interests if not just China but also France and Britain were to join in, though neither country seems to have much to say on the matter for the time being. If we choose to pursue this scenario, we should be aware that any meaningful progress would take years to achieve. Meanwhile, we are facing some urgent tasks that cannot wait. And that is why Russia and the United States should continue to work as a duo, until such time when the duo can become a trio or, even better, a quintet.”, – Director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov.

Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

Russian-American dialogue on global security issues has been among PIR Center's priorities for many years. With the current deteriorating state of the bilateral relations, the importance of such dialogue between the two countries has been increasigly growing over the past few years, a tendency that will expectedly remain valid for many years ahead. 

In 2016, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) renewed its efforts to promote Track 1.5 dialogue between Russia and the United States by establishing a high-level US-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process. In 2017, another initiative by the three institutions was launched that brought leading experts on arms control and strategic stability from the two countries to form Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations. 


“Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: an Agenda for 2018-2020

"Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability Through Russia-US Dialogue", Recommendations by U.S.-Russia Working Group. Reported by Adlan Margoev, "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director, PIR Center. 

Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). "Updating the concept of strategic stability

Dr. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "Hard, but necessary: Upholding four principles of strategic stability"

Thomas Countryman, Arms Control Association, Chair of Board of Directors. "Trump and Putin have to talk about de-escalation and cyber-interference"

Elena ChernenkoDeputy-head of the Commersant newspaper foreign policy department, PIR Center executive board member"Cyber space: a new battlefield between the US and Russia or a new area of cooperation?"

Robert EinhornSenior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Even faced with challenges, arms control can once again improve U.S.-Russian relationship"

Yuri Nazarkin, Professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques. "Arms control agenda remains valid until next U.S.-Russia summit"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "Modernizations of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Vladimir Leontiev, Deputy Head of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. "Modernization of Nuclear Weapons: How it Influences Strategic Stability"

Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "De-escalation and Crisis Management in U.S.-Russian Relations"

 

“U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Lessons Learned (1970--2017) and Steps Ahead (2018-2020)"

 

Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Co-Chair of the Working Group, Founder & Special Advisor, PIR Center. Introductory Remarks: "The window of opportunity in US-Russian dialogue is closing very quickly"

Hon. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "How the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Could Dramatically Erode – and Why the United States and Russia Should Cooperate to Prevent that Outcome, and How"

Mr. Aleksandr Kolbin, Consultant, PIR Center. "From Brezhnev to Putin: Dynamics of the Soviet / Russian Leadership Attitude towards Cooperation with the United States on Nuclear Non-Proliferation"

Amb. Yuri Nazarkin, Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve. "US-Soviet Negotiations of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty: Experience of the Dialogue, Lessons Learned for Future Work, and Joint Approaches Towards Article VI of the NPT"

Ms. Daria Selezneva, Master's Degree Candidate, MGIMO-MIIS Dual Degree Program. "Soviet-US Negotiations on Articles I & II of the NPT with the Case Study of Multilateral Nuclear Force in Europe: History & Lessons Learned for NPT Review and the Issue of Nuclear Sharing"

Dr. Petr Topychkanov, Nonproliferation Program Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center. "US-Soviet and US-Russian Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation in South Asia"

 


For questions regarding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security project, please contact “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail margoev at pircenter.org.

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