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The Chinese conduct an atmospheric nuclear explosion. It is the last atmospheric nuclear explosion on the Earth.
16.10.1980
The PRC carries out its first atomic bomb test. The charge yield is 22 kilotons. The PRC makes a statement on non-use of nuclear weapons and vows not to threaten non-nuclear weapons states.
16.10.1964

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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

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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