Chronology

South African President F. De Klerk ends development of nuclear weapons and eliminates available nuclear devices.
26.02.1990
The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency enters into force.
26.02.1987
The USSR resumes nuclear tests, citing a lack of action on its initiatives by other nuclear weapons states, primarily the U.S.
26.02.1987
The USSR decides to create thermonuclear weapons.
26.02.1951

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20.02.2020

“As a journalist I know well how much more open and straight forward officials are when in an off the record modus. The upcoming discussions within the Trialogue Club International format in 2020 will give us all – so I hope – the possibility to better and deeper understand Russia’s foreign and security policy, to ask frank questions and get sincere answers”, - Dr. Elena V. Chernenko, Co-Chair, Trialogue Club International, PIR Center Executive Board member, Deputy Foreign Editor, Kommersant Daily.

 

 

17.02.2020

“The program is tailored to people with a very specific interest in nuclear issues. Getting to work with people who had been very active in the field of nonproliferation, both on the Russian and American side, is an opportunity few students get”, Dual Degree Master`s Program student Collin MacDowell.

10.02.2020

"Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US- Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War", - a consultant at PIR Center Andrey Baklitskiy

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication

International Summer School on Global Security 2008

2008_1.jpgFrom June, 29  to  July, 12, 2008 the Eighth International Summer School on Global Security was held . The main goal of the program was to expand the understanding of young experts on contemporary challenges and threats to international security and ways to find solutions.

During the first week the issues of regional security were discussed (Europe, Central Asia, the Black Sea and the Caspian region, the Middle East), as well as energy, environment, water, information, demographic and migration security issues, international crime, drug trafficking and other up-to-date challenges to global security.

2008_2.jpgThe second week of the course included lectures and seminars devoted to a detailed study of nonproliferation issues and arms control. Special attention was focused on the issues related to the international nonproliferation regime and possible scenarios of it's improvement; regional challenges to the nonproliferation regime (North Korea, Iran) and the role of international institutions in settling nonproliferation issues.

2008_3.jpgMore than 160 applications from 47 cities in 12 countries of the CIS were sent to PIR Center in 2008. As a result 26 young experts were approved - representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs and defense, the staff of research organizations, and graduate students of universities and academic institutions.

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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