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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 Summer School on Global Security 2006

SS2006-FirstPage-1.jpgFrom July 9th to 15th  2006 PIR Center and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies conducted a Summer School on nonproliferation issues for experts from Russia and the CIS countries.

SS2006-FirstPage-2.jpgThe 2006 edition of Summer School it was attended by 25 young professionals representing nine CIS countries and 11 Russian cities as well as officials from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.

SS2006-FirstPage-3.jpgThe issues studied at the Summer School included following topics: the history and reasons behind creation of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, the role of international organizations and multilateral agencies in strengthening of the nonproliferation regime, chemical and biological weapons nonproliferation regimes track record, nuclear arms control, the new tendencies in nuclear doctrines, contemporary issues in the international nonproliferation regime, multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle, regional aspects of nonproliferation regime, international system of the export control for nonproliferation, WMD counter-terrorism, Global Partnership against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, etc.

For all questions concerning the International Summer School please contact PIR Center Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or e-mail zulkharneev@pircenter.org

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