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08.10.2021

The research is aimed at analyzing the military-technical aspects of strategic offensive arms control. By reviewing the nuclear doctrines and the available open-source data on the two countries’ respective nuclear arsenals, the author analyzes the impact of the New START Treaty implementation on the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals as well as discusses the potential implication of the two countries’ nuclear forces modernization programs on the future arms control agreements. The paper is structured into four sections, discussing the state and development of Russian and U.S. nuclear forces in 2011-2021, the two countries’ nuclear forces modernization plans and relevant discussions within expert and policymaking communities.

07.10.2021

AUKUS, Russian-American talks in Geneva, JCPOA, gender in international security, CTBTO - these and other topics were touched upon and explored by our authors in the new issue of the electronic journal "Yaderny Kontrol". 

06.10.2021

"I think world politics makes sense if we believe in the idea of progress. You know, it seems to me that there are two views of the world: cyclical – everything develops in a circle, there are cycles of peace and war, all states are created and disintegrate – and then, it seems to me, there is no special meaning in international politics. But there is another point of view: everything is spiraling, the world is becoming more humane and stable. And then progress can be considered the meaning. This idea is closer to me," – Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC.

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: [email protected] for Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center's Director.

 

Information is available in pdf

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