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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 Summer School on Global Security 2008

2008_1.jpgFrom June, 29  to  July, 12, 2008 the Eighth International Summer School on Global Security was held . The main goal of the program was to expand the understanding of young experts on contemporary challenges and threats to international security and ways to find solutions.

During the first week the issues of regional security were discussed (Europe, Central Asia, the Black Sea and the Caspian region, the Middle East), as well as energy, environment, water, information, demographic and migration security issues, international crime, drug trafficking and other up-to-date challenges to global security.

2008_2.jpgThe second week of the course included lectures and seminars devoted to a detailed study of nonproliferation issues and arms control. Special attention was focused on the issues related to the international nonproliferation regime and possible scenarios of it's improvement; regional challenges to the nonproliferation regime (North Korea, Iran) and the role of international institutions in settling nonproliferation issues.

2008_3.jpgMore than 160 applications from 47 cities in 12 countries of the CIS were sent to PIR Center in 2008. As a result 26 young experts were approved - representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs and defense, the staff of research organizations, and graduate students of universities and academic institutions.

For all questions concerning the International Summer School please contact PIR Center Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or e-mail zulkharneev@pircenter.org

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