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29.06.2020

PIR Center continues to publish policy papers, which were prepared for a joint seminar on reducing nuclear risks during great power competition, which was co-organized together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As it appears that such competition is already underway, we decided to release two policy memos originally prepared for the seminar under one cover “Strategic (In)Stability: Perspectives from the U.S.”. As discussed by the authors, there is some overlooked potential for constructive engagement between Russian and the United States with regards to arms control and emerging technologies.

22.06.2020

«Active involvement of the organizing partners, academic advisors, and instructors of the Dual Degree Master`s Program allows us to maintain a high level, dynamics, and quality of the educational process. Students of the program continue to show impressive results, and the recent master's thesis defense is a good confirmation of that», – Educational Program Director of PIR Center Yulia Sych.

19.06.2020

“The existing uncertainty regarding the US and Russian capabilities points to the following problem: lacking reliable information about each other’s arsenals would force both parties to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. Each would seek to ramp up its strategic arsenal, leading to a strategic arms race. In the case of the US, the situation is complicated by the fact that Washington is in the final phases of planning the structure of its nuclear forces for the next several decades”, - PIR Center experts on the scenarios should the US refuse to extend the New START Treaty.

International School on Global Security - 2015

The fifteenth PIR Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists took place August 30 – September 6, 2015.

This year the School was co-sponsored by PIR Center and Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The International School on Global Security is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military and civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education. The school is intended for those who strive to build expertise and improve professional skills.

The course provides an extensive overview of key developments and trends in international security given by their direct participants, and will walk the students through the twists and turns of new challenges and threats, as well as examine specific approaches and positions taken by Russia, other countries and international organizations to regional and global problems.

Key topics for the 2015 International School:

Security of the CIS countries and the situation in the neighboring regions (Middle East, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia-Pacific Region).

Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons –outcomes of the 2015 NPT Review Conference;

Nonproliferation and nuclear security in the context of new threats to international security, or Could the Islamic State obtain nuclear weapons?

Global trends in nuclear energy, competition and cooperation, political and economic factors.

Building the BRICS – what will the future hold? Plans for the new five-year cycle and perspectives of their implementation.

New issues of arms control – sustainability of modern regimes and new forms of cooperation (START, ABM, INF Treaty, Missile Technology Control Regime, conventional arms control, new military technologies, multilateral mechanisms for disarmament).

Global Internet governance and international cybercrime prevention.  

International information security and cyber security of critical infrastructure.

Dynamics and perspectives of foreign and defense policy of the Russian Federation.

The courses include lectures, seminars, and debates. Moreover, since 2015 has been declared the Year of Literature in Russia, the PIR Center will host special events with Russian writers and journalists. 

Students had the opportunity to discuss the critical questions of global and regional security with senior Russian officials and international civil servants.  In the years 2010-2014, the list of School speakers included: Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly I. Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the issues of international cooperation in the field of information security Andrey V. Krutskikh, Secretary of the CIS Defense Ministers Council Alexander S. Sinaisky, and others.

Participants. 24 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students under the age of 35 from countries of the CIS, BRICS group, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia and other states will be selected.   

Lecturers. The list of instructors includes key Russian and foreign experts on global and regional security representing federal agencies, research centers and private companies.

For many years the list of instructors include such experts as Chairman of PIR Center’s Executive Board Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chief Advisor of the Analytical Centre of the Russian Government Leonid Grigoriev, Academic Advisor of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaliy Naumkin, Special Advisor of PIR Center, the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy Vladimir A. Orlov, Member of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Gen. Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Vice President of Global stakeholder engagement for Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe of ICANN Yakushev, Head of Strategic Projects in Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yarnykh and others.

The School took place in the Gallery Hotel (Abramtsevo, Sergievo-Posad region, Moscovskaya oblast). PIR Center provided accommodation and meals as well as necessary handouts and literature. Travel expenses to/from Moscow and visa expenses were covered by the participants or their organizations. PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on a case-by-case basis.

Working language of the Summer School is Russian. Participants should be fluent in both Russian and English.

For any information related to the organization of the School, please contact us by phone at +7 (499) 940 09 83, +7 (985) 764 98 96, fax +7 (495) 987 19 14, or via e-mail edu@pircenter.org

Full information about the project in pdf format

   
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