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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

International School on Global Security — 2019



The International School on Global Security takes place on April 6 — 14, 2019. 

The School is organised by PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of Russia. 

The PIR Center International School on Global Security is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military and civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education. The School is intended for those who strive to build expertise and improve professional skills and contribute to a more secure world.

The School is an excellent opportunity for those who are studying Russia and the Russian language abroad for a deep immersion in a linguistic, cultural and professional environment established by leading Russian experts in the field of international relations.

The course provides an extensive overview of key developments and trends in international security given by their direct participants, and will walk the students through the twists and turns of new challenges and threats, as well as examine specific approaches and positions taken by Russia, other countries and international organizations to regional and global problems.

 

 

Key topics for the 2019 International School

· WMD nonproliferation and nuclear threat reduction – global and regional agenda. Future of the NPT. WMD in the Middle East. North Korea and security in East Asia. The Iran deal

· Arms control and new arms race. START, INF, missile defence, weapons in outer space, drones

· Emerging technologies – real and mythical opportunities and threats (artificial intelligence, lethal autonomous weapons)

· International law in new technological and political realities

· New trends in terrorism and military conflicts

· Digital transformation, global Internet governance, information security and cyber security

· Russia and its neighbors, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Afghanistan

· Highly Likely Russia. Moscow’s foreign policy and defence priorities. Russia and the West. Russia and the East. Russia and the World

Working language of the School is Russian. Participants should be fluent in both Russian and English.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the critical questions of global and regional security with senior Russian officials and international civil servants.

The list of School speakers includes: Chairman of the Executive Board of the PIR Center Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy, President, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly V. Naumkin, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA; Special Advisor, PIR Center Vladimir A. Orlov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Board member, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Head of Strategic Projects, Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yu. Yarnykh, etc.


    

Participants. 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students from CIS, Europe, USA, SCO and BRICS countries.  

The International School on Global Security 2019 is conducted using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

Scholarships. Thanks to the support of our partners, selected participants will be provided with scholarships, fully or partially covering participation fee (training course, accommodation and transportation). Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to members of research and educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations from the CIS countries.      

  

          


Instructions for submitting an application

Applicants for the 2018 International School on Global Security should submit the following documents to the organizers:

● CV (in Russian or in English, with first and last name in both languages);

● Letter of Recommendation from your organization’s director or your advisor (in either Russian or English);

● Cover Letter (in Russian), in which you should explain your goals for participation in the program.

The organizers may ask to interview the candidate (face-to-face or by phone).

 

The candidate’s CV should contain the following information:

● Last name, first name, patronymic;

● Date of birth;

● Education (including the name of the institute and year of graduation);

● Current position & place of work or study;

● Previous work experience;

● Area of expertise;

● List of conferences attended, titles of presentations;

● List of publications, plus the text of one publication in electronic form or with a link to the text online;

● Knowledge of foreign languages;

● Contact information;

● Photograph (in an electronic file, to post on the site if selected to participate).

 

The deadline for the submission of applications is March 4, 2019. 

Applications should be sent by the e-mail: edu@pircenter.org for Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center's Director.

 

Information is available in pdf

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