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VI CTBT Article XIV Conference approved by concensus the Final Declaration and measures to facilitate the entry CTBT into force
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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.

16.09.2020

“It is important that PIR Center, along with other socially significant public organizations, will be able to take advantage of the support measures provided by the state. The inclusion in the register indicates that the organization is among the active community of NGOs and has a good reputation, which was confirmed during the implementation of specific projects. I’m sure that during this difficult time, support measures from the state will allow the PIR Center to more easily overcome the consequences of the pandemic faced by the Russian “third sector”, – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the All-Russia People's Front Executive Committee, PIR Center Executive Board member.

Rebuilding the 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. Philipp Bleek, Associate Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Finding Shared Interests Despite Conflicting Ones: A Comment on “Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability Through Russia-U.S. Dialogue”

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 "Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security" project, please contact “Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia” Program Coordinator Sergey Semenov by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail semenov@pircenter.org.

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