The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. The unfulfilled unipolar project, which was being constructed by the USA, is transforming into a more just multipolar world order, which the future of world development belongs to. At the same time one can observe some countries pursue their foreign policies through strength, see the ideologization and militarization of international relations. The United States purposefully destroys the arms control system, develops the global missile defense system, withdrew from the INF Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, does not agree to extent the New START.


“The world is now in a state of transformation, and during this period of uncertainty and turbulence realistic analysis and foreign policy planning is more important than ever, especially for Russia”, ‒ Oleg Stepanov, Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


“I offer my congratulations to the fifth cohort of students in the dual-degree program in nonproliferation studies for your admission. This program is important for anyone who cares about the future of US-Russian relations or the global nonproliferation regime. I advise you to use your time wisely, as two years will fly by before you know it. The opportunities provided by PIR Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MGIMO and MIIS are all around you and at your disposal”, ‒ Noah Mayhew, Research Associate at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

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"