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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.

Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation

In 2017, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) established a high-level Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations that brought together leading experts from the two countries. This project aims at promoting a constructive dialogue between Russia and the United States with a focus on arms control, nuclear modernization, crisis management, and future framework of strategic stability.

On December 9, 2017, the Working Group had a meeting in Geneva under the title “Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: An Agenda for 2018-2020.” The members of the Working Group include Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations; PIR Center Advisory Board Member, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board, Hon. Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors, Mr. Alexander Deineko, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Hon. Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Gen. Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations Board Member and the PIR Center Executive Board Member, among others. The discussion was facilitated by Co-Chairs of the Working Groups Prof. William Potter (CNS) and Dr. Vladimir Orlov (PIR Center).

For questions regarding the activities of the US-Russian Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation, 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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