Joint Understanding on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, Joint Sstatement on Missile Defense and Joint Statement on Nuclear Cooperation were adopted at a meeting of Russian and US presidents in Moscow
The Council of Federation ratified agreement on the establishment of the International Organization for ITER

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The present occasional paper seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the key provisions of the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence and put them into perspective, while also drawing on the 2014 Military Doctrine. The “Basic Principles” is considered as a development of major importance since it is the first time in Russian history that such a detailed nuclear policy planning document is released publicly, and the room for misinterpretation of Russian nuclear policy is narrowed.


PIR Center continues to publish policy papers, which were prepared for a joint seminar on reducing nuclear risks during great power competition, which was co-organized together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As it appears that such competition is already underway, we decided to release two policy memos originally prepared for the seminar under one cover “Strategic (In)Stability: Perspectives from the U.S.”. As discussed by the authors, there is some overlooked potential for constructive engagement between Russian and the United States with regards to arms control and emerging technologies.


«Active involvement of the organizing partners, academic advisors, and instructors of the Dual Degree Master`s Program allows us to maintain a high level, dynamics, and quality of the educational process. Students of the program continue to show impressive results, and the recent master's thesis defense is a good confirmation of that», – Educational Program Director of PIR Center Yulia Sych.

Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation: Materials of the second meeting

“Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations:

An Agenda for 2018-2020

Second Meeting

Strategic Stability in a New Era: Identifying Pathways for U.S.-Russia Dialogue and International Cooperation

VCDNP, Vienna, Austria

December 8, 2018

In a world in which arms control is fading and critical infrastructure is at greater risk to cyber threats, strategic stability assumes even greater urgency. This meeting seeks to promote a more constructive U.S.-Russia dialogue on strategic stability especially as it applies to cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and nuclear risk reduction.


Agenda of the meeting

List of the participants

Participants' biographies

Final report "Preventing global nuclear escalation and strengthening nuckear security through Russian - US dialogue"