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22.01.2021

The Security Index Occasional Paper Series came out with the new report "Future of arms control: views from Russia" that consists of two articles: “U.S.-Russia arms control: where we are and where we are going” by Evgeny Buzhinskiy and “Broadening the scope of arms control: new strategic systems, “non strategic” arsenals, conventional long-range precision strike, hypersonic missiles, missile defense and space capabilities” by Dmitry Stefanovich.

19.01.2021

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to the Security Index journal. He shared his views on the great potential of the Russian-US cooperation in the framework of the NPT, threats of nuclear proliferation, suggesting how to make the P5 framework practically useful, and what is the role of China, the United Kingdom and India in the nonproliferation regime.

18.01.2021

PIR Center experts Vladimir Orlov and Sergey Semenov discuss the prospects for the Russian-American dialogue on arms control.

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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