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05.06.2020

“The call of the Global Times chief editor Hu Xijin to increase the Chinese nuclear arsenal to 1000 warheads and put into service 100 DF-41 ICBMs caused a heated debate in the expert community. According to Xijin, the size of deterrence forces on a daily basis determines the attitude of American elites to China. He later explained that the threshold of 1,000 warheads is just a guideline. “If the United States continues to believe that China has only a few hundred warheads at its disposal, it will be dangerous for China” - this is the leitmotiv of the 523rd issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series Publishes Policy Memo " If the New START Treaty Expires With No Extension:Scenarios For Russia" image
01.06.2020

The memo presents possible scenarios should the New START Treaty expire without extension. Special attention is being paid to confidence building measures to implement without a treaty-like legal basis. The memo also considers the build-up potential of strategic nuclear forces of Russia and the US.

 

29.05.2020

"As a follow-up to my Memos dated March 27, 2020, April 10, 2020, April 24, 2020 and May 12, 2020, I hereby declare the extension of the remote work mode until June 11, 2020 inclusive, due to the persistence of the complex epidemiological situation in Moscow", – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of PIR Center.

International School on Global Security — 2020

 


The Anniversary 20th International School on Global Security takes place on September 26 — October 4, 2020. 

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.

 

Key topics for the 2020 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 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; PIR Center Director Vladimir A. Orlov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey A. Ryabkov, 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, the USA, SCO and BRICS countries.

Place. The School takes place in the ancient Russian city of Zvenigorod. Near the city there are unique monuments of the Russian spiritual culture, the Savvino-Storozhesky and Novoirerusalimsky monasteries, places connected with life of the Russian writers and composers.

The International School on Global Security 2020 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.     

On all questions regarding the International School you may contact PIR Center Educational Program Director Yulia Sych by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by e-mail edu@pircenter.org.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON GLOBAL SECURITY 2020 

Applicants who wish to participate in the competitive selection for the International School on Global Security should:

1.FILL IN electronic questionnaire HERE (the link is available on school.pircenter.org

2.SEND to organizers at the e-mail address edu@pircenter.org the following documents:

Essential:

- Cover Letter (in Russian), in which applicants should explain their goals for participation in the program.

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

Optionally applicants can submit any other materials which will allow us to evaluate the application further (CV, publication, etc.).

Please, state in the subject line: International School 2020 Application.

3.RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION by e-mail from the organizing committee of School that the application is accepted for consideration.

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

Applications should be sent by the e-mail: edu@pircenter.org for Yulia Sych, PIR Center Educational Program Director.

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

The deadline for the submission of applications is July 31, 2020.

The organizers bear the costs associated with the accommodation and meals of program participants representing scientific, educational organizations and government bodies of the CIS countries, as well as provide students with the necessary handouts and literature. Travel expenses to Moscow and back to nonresident participants are covered by the sending side. On the basis of individual applications, PIR Center may consider paying for the fare to participants from regions of Russia remote from Moscow and Central Asian countries.

Detailed information on the International School on Global Security 2020 could be found on the project`s website school.pircenter.org.

On all questions regarding administration purposes, please contact the PIR Center Educational Program Director Yulia Sych by telephone +7 (499) 940 09 83 or by e-mail edu@pircenter.org.

Information is avaliable in pdf.

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