U.S. President R. Reagan announces the beginning of work on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

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The School on International Security takes place on June 2 — 10, 2018 in Moscow region. The deadline for the submission of applications is April 16, 2018.


"The message of the President to the Federal Assembly became a call to the West, a warning and at the same time a call to return to dialogue as equals, if not on economic issues, at least on military issues", – PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director Vadim Kozyulin.


"If the previous Nuclear Posture Review adopted under President Obama envisioned decreasing role of nuclear weapons and reduction of nuclear arsenals, the new one suggests that nuclear weapons are an essential tool for ensuring US security, and they should be used for a variety of purposes. The reduction of nuclear stockpiles under the NPT is not foreseen in this document. The Review also argues that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty will not be ratified," – PIR Center’s Consultant Andrey Baklitskiy claims.

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I am counting on your [PIR Center] expert assistance in the search for effective responses to the challenges and threats associated with large-scale international terrorist activity.

Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Security Index journal is always a welcome reminder of a wider picture, of how interconnected the world's problems are. It has become a must-read  for many people here in Vienna, the hub of a number of security related organizations in the wider UN System.

Tibor Toth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Comission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

From the moment of its foundation, one of the PIR Center's priorities has been the publication of academic periodicals and monographs devoted to the issues of international security and the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  To a great extent, the recognition of the PIR Center in the academic world, business community, and political circles is due to the demand for the organization's main publication, the Security Index journal in its Russian and International editions (before 2007 - Yaderny Kontrol).

High-ranking Russian and foreign politicians not merely read the journal but also express on its pages their views on international security issues. The journal authors include Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, Ambassador Tibor Tóth, Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and many others.

Since 2000, the PIR Center has been publishing monographs of the PIR Center Library series. Those include the two-volume textbook for Russian higher education institutions Nuclear Nonproliferation the guideboook Global Partnership Against The Spread Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, the report Russians on the Threat of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, and others.

During the years PIR Center has also extensivly published on the diversity of global security, nonproliferation and arms control problems. In particular, these include PIR Study Papers: Russia and Global Security (since 1996), the series of PIR Center Reports (1997-2000), the journals Missile and Outer Space, Chemical weapons and problems of its destruction, Export of conventional arms. The latter became the basis for the journal Eksport Vooruzheniy edited by the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.