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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

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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