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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 Summer School on Global Security 2013 Program

Sunday, June 30

* Arrival of participants, hotel check-in, registration
* Opening Ceremony

Monday, July 1

* Introduction of participants. PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov and Summer School participants
* Russia in new spheres of world politics and international security
* Seminar on readings
* Current state of NATO relations with Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union
* International WMD nonproliferation regimes and the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
* Russia’s political priorities in international security

Tuesday, July 2

* Nuclear weapon-possessing states: nuclear programs, military doctrines, and nonproliferation
* Nuclear-weapon-free zones
* National and international mechanisms to prevent conventional arms trafficking
* Visit to the Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum Abramtsevo

Wednesday, July 3

* Strategic nuclear arms limitations and reductions – bilateral experience and multilateral mechanisms
* Missile proliferation threats and threat assessments for Russia and its allies
* Conventional arms control in Europe
* Perspectives for limiting new military technologies (UAVs, high-precision weapons, outer space)
* Roundtable “Military Developments in Russia in the Context of Global and Regional Challenges to Military Security. The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Global Politics and Maintaining Russia’s Security”

 Thursday, July 4

* Russian Geographical Society. Visit exhibits. The legacy of Vladimir I. Vernadsky
* Opportunities and limitations of Arctic exploration – potential for conflict and collaboration
* Climate change – consequences for CIS countries
* Lecture “General security challenges and international military cooperation in the CIS”

Friday, July 5

* Current trends in terrorism around the world and on the territory of the former Soviet Union
* The drug trafficking threat in Eurasia
* Roundtable “Assessing the situation in Afghanistan and security in the CIS”
* CSTO and forming a common security space in Eurasia
* Seminar “The situation in neighboring regions and security in the post-Soviet space”

 Saturday, July 6

* Countering money laundering, terrorism financing, and WMD proliferation
* Corruption as a threat to national and international security. National and international experience countering corruption
* Test
* The Internet and information technologies today in international relations
* Screening of the film Nuclear Tipping Point.
* Meeting for Summer School participants, alumni, and Education & Training Program partners

Sunday, July 7

* Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Russian history and culture

Monday, July 8

* Global identification on the internet: problems and approaches
* NATO’s approaches to a collective definition of cyberthreats and international cooperation in cyberspace
* Russia’s approaches to global internet governance and issues surrounding the use of ICT for political purposes
* Roundtable “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the context of international security: searching for common approaches”
* Fighting trans-border cyber crime at the national and international levels

Tuesday, July 9

* Information security for critical infrastructure: key threats and methods for addressing them
* Forecasting: “The future of a common information space and information security in the CIS”

Wednesday, July 10

* Current challenges and threats to the WMD nonproliferation regime
* Chemical and biological security. Current stage of BTWC and CWC implementation
* International cooperation in nuclear energy – risks and opportunities for nuclear security and nonproliferation
* The role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the nonproliferation regime and providing global nuclear security

Thursday, July 11

* The Iranian nuclear issue
* Seminar on nonproliferation and nuclear security issues
* Nonproliferation and security issues in South Asia
* Simulation “Challenges to nuclear security in Central and South Asia”

Friday, July 12

* Debate “Will the world be safer without nuclear weapons?”
* The nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula
* Test
* Lecture “Russia and the CIS: what comes next now that the post-Soviet period is over?”
* Closing Ceremony. Certificates of completion award ceremony

Saturday, July 13

* Departure
* Excursion around Moscow

 

 

 

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