"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, no matter how some of the EU leaders juggle this word. Common history is evidence that Europe never could build a solid security architecture and ensure the continent’s peaceful, stable development while trying to spite Russia or leave it out of the equation. Many politicians have publicly acknowledged this. And I am sure it won't work."

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov

Project "Towards a New European Security Agenda" is part of the Global & Regional Security: New Ideas for Russia Program. In the framework of the project, PIR Center participates in discussions on the update of European Security and Russia's participation in solving key military-political problems of the region.

 

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center in Russia and worldwide. This system includes development of International School on Global Security, cooperation with Russian and CIS universities, Dual Degree Master`s program in Nonproliferation Studies, internship program, involving young scholars into practical research and other networking activities.

During its more than 26 years of experience PIR Center has built up a great collection of reports, journals, monographs, archival documents, interviews, and audiovisual materials, which constitute an invaluable source of considerable expertise of prominent academics and practitioners in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and international security from all over the world. We believe that this expertise must be shared with all nonproliferation community in Russia, CIS countries, the U.S.A., Europe, and further.

PIR Center is planning to create a modern, technologically attractive, and user-friendly online platform for education and training in nonproliferation and arms control, which will become a unique educational and communication portal for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

The goal of the project  is on the one hand, to preserve enormous amounts of documents (including recently declassified) and materials in electronic formats for future generations, as well as to support sustainability of nonproliferation studies in Russia, Europe and other regions, and on the other hand, to attract the best students to research and development of professional career in the sphere of nonproliferation and global security along with strengthening of the PIR Center’s Alumni Community, contained by its 1,000+ members and experts of different levels from 58 countries.

The online platform will host an invaluable archive of materials in Russian and English related to WMD nonproliferation and global security (monographs, analytical articles, reports, workbooks, interviews, blogs, etc.). A special section will be devoted to the archive of manuscripts, books and materials of Roland M. Timerbaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, one of the authors of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Online educational events (online training courses, lectures, research seminars, webinars, etc.) will be conducted on the platform.

PIR Center has developed a plan for such a new platform and have purchased 1) Nonproliferation.Ru for the Russian audience and for training in Russian language, including online courses we will be providing for five Russian leading regional universities as well as 2) Nonproliferation.World for Russian and global educational projects held in English.

Students from different countries will not only be the objects for such educational programs on our side but also will be subjects who will take an active part in the process. They will be invited to publish their peer-reviewed articles and blog entries on the new online platform, as well as provided an opportunity for exchanging their experiences through informal gatherings and “lessons-learned” informal exchanges that will be regularly held on the basis of  the platform.

The online platform Nonproliferation.Ru / Nonproliferation.World is planned to be launched in for Summer 2021 and will be filled with more specific content, digitalized documents and archives throughout 2021.

This project is completed. Information is not being updated

The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security program. The project examines the negotiation processes for the development of norms for the information space, international cooperation in issues related to Internet governance, as well as challenges to Russia's security and international security emanating from the information space.

The Project includes research activities in the field of international information security and global Internet governance. PIR-Center believes that the analysis of these threats, in the context of the objective dualism of the global role of ICT, is an urgent task, necessary both for the purpose of forming responses within Russia and for determining priorities for international cooperation.

PIR Center started research in the field of international information security and Internet governance in the late 1990s, when these issues were just beginning to appear on the Russian security agenda. Today we use the scientific baggage of previous research as a full-fledged basis for further works. Among the problems that PIR Center experts currently explore are:

  • Global Internet governance
  • International information security: negotiation formats and norms, strategies and use of cyber tools
  • Big Data Regulation.

We actively cooperate with leading Russian experts from the Kaspersky Lab, Group-IB, Info-Watch, Cisco, and others in our trainings on new technologies and security in the field of ICT.

PIR Center closely cooperates with MGIMO, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Diplomatic Academy, Russian and foreign research centers and universities in these and a number of other areas.

For questions regarding the project, please contact "Emerging Technologies and Global Security" Program Director Vadim Kozyulin by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail [email protected].

The project Emerging Technologies and Russia’s National Interests is part of the PIR Center program Global & Regional Security: New Ideas for Russia and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation in the use and regulation of new technologies, as well as the transformation of challenges to Russia's military and non-military security. It is aimed at finding solutions that might minimize potential threats by means of a broad discussion and adoption of an international regulation via multilateral dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation.

 

As part of this project, PIR Center experts are working on the following topics:

  • Artificial intelligence and international security
  • Multilateral cooperation in regulating the use of artificial intelligence technologies
  • Application of AI technologies in the international sphere as a tool for solving security problems in diplomacy and other areas of public administration as well as in international organizations
  • International regulation of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
  • International Humanitarian Law in the new technological realities.

PIR Center employees give lectures and an independent course on the topic "New Technologies and International Security" at MGIMO University.

PIR Center also engages Russian and foreign researchers from our Expert Council, graduates of our educational programs, and network associations with PIR Center participation in our projects.

PIR Center closely cooperates with MGIMO, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Diplomatic Academy, Russian and foreign research centers and universities in these and a number of other areas.

For questions regarding the project, please contact PIR Center Consultant Vadim Kozyulin by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail [email protected].

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