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The tests of a 57-megaton yield thermonuclear device at Novaya Zemlya test site. The bomb is dropped from an aircraft.
30.10.1961
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23.10.2020

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.

22.10.2020

“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. 

14.10.2020

“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.

Summer School 2010 Agenda

June 20, Sunday

Meeting at PIR Center, departure to Pokrovskoe. Registration. Distribution of Information Package Materials. Reception

June 21, Monday

  • The Creation of New Russian Identity and Cooperation with Neighbor Countries
  • Russia's Policy Priorities and International Security
  • Contemporary Processes in Energy Sphere and International Political Relations
  • Round table: Economical modernization and  Foreign Policy Priorities of the Post-Soviet Countries
  • Round table “Russian foreign policy prioprities: values, culture, economy and policy”

June 22, Tuesday

  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
  • Seminar on Readings
  • "Or is it New to Us to be at Odds with Europe?..” (Russian Relations with the European Countries and Regional Security)
  • Round table: “Security in Euro-Atlantic and Eurasia region – searching the consensus” 
  • Nuclear Tipping Point Film

June 23, Wednesday

  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to WMD Nonproliferation Regime
  • The Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • The International Cooperation in the Area of Nuclear Power Engineering
  • The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Nonproliferation Regime. IAEA Safeguards
  • Nuclear Weapon States: Nuclear Programs, Military Doctrines, and Nonproliferation
  • Seminar-Debate “Will the world without nuclear weapons be a safer place?”

June 24, Thursday

  • The Resources of Russian-language Internet and new Russian Publications on International Relations
  • Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones
  • Seminar: New Challenges to Nonproliferation Regime 
  • The Resources of Russian-Language Internet and new Russian Publications on International Relations
  • Problems of Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation
  • Ballistic Missile defense, Missile Proliferation Threats and Strategic Balance

June 25, Friday (Moscow)

  • Conference “New START Signed, What's Next?”

June 26, Saturday

  • Security Problems in the Middle East Region
  • “Solving the Iranian “Nuclear” Problem
  • The North Korean Nuclear Program and Nonproliferation Problems in the Far East
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 1st Week

June 27, Sunday

  •  Excursion (State historical-literary reserve of Pushkin A.S.)

June 28, Monday

  • Armed Violence Trends and Forms (terrorism, conflicts)
  • Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime
  • New Strategic Concept of  NATO and Alliance Relationship to the Partners
  • Round table: Future of the Relationship Russia-NATO: Challenges and Possibilities

June 29, Tuesday 

  • New Challenges and Threats in the Foreign Russian Policy
  • Round table: Development of Science and International Security in 21st Century
  • International Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Challenges to Security of the 21st Century
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Post-Soviet Countries

June 30, Wednesday

  • National and International Mechanisms of Prevention of Illegal Conventional Arms Traffic
  • Round table: Post-Soviet States' Armed Forces – Transformation Results and Consequences for Eurasian Security
  • Human Trafficking Problems
  • Swiss Policy in the Sphere of Defense and Security: View from Neutral Europe
  • Meeting with Yuri P. Vyazemsky, Chair of the Department of World Literature and Culture, MGIMO 

July 1, Thursday

  • Internet, Information Technology and Global Security
  • Round table: Information Security
  • Seminar: Internet Management and International Security
  • Round table: The Former Soviet Union Demographic Processes and the Migration - Opportunities and Challenges
  • Diaspora in the Post-Soviet Space as a Factor in Security Policy

July 2, Friday

  • Training: New International Security Terms in Russian language (political translation questions)
  • Seminar-Debate: Do We Need European Security Treaty?
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 2nd Week
  • The Russian Foreign Policy Priorities: the Country Modernization and New World Order
  • Certificates Awarding / Photo
  • Reception on the Occasion of the Program Completion

July 3, Saturday

  • Participants' departure
  • Sight-seeing tour, Moscow: visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Central Museum of Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945
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