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

Professional development at PIR Center

PIR Center, a leading Russian non-governmental organization in the sphere of international security, is now accepting applications for professional development programs.

The preparation of qualified specialists in the sphere of international security is a top priority forPIRCenter. Participants are involved in all research and educational activities of the Center and other leading analytical institutions inMoscow.

PIR Center is:

* A modern institute that is engaged in research, education, publishing, and consultative activities in the sphere of international security;
* Interesting and challenging work in a creative and energetic environment with experienced international relations specialists and young, ambitious colleagues;
* Active interaction with dozens of partners in Russia and abroad, including ministries and departments, international organizations, universities, and other research and educational centers and business structures.

Goals of the experience:

* Involvement of senior students in research activities in the sphere of international relations;
* Creation of a society of young specialists in the sphere of international relations who are able to actively participate in combating new security threats and promote national interests in the global arena.

Professional development at PIR Center includes:

Participation in PIR Center research activities and information projects and performing administrative duties, which are connected with research, publication, and informational projects of PIR Center

Minimum period of professional development at PIR Center: 5 weeks

Necessary qualifications:

* Interest in research in the sphere of international security;
* Education (at the levels 3, 4, or5 inone’s major) in the sphere of international security, regional studies, Eastern studies, journalism, modern history, and political science;
* Fluency in Russian and English languages (knowledge of other languages is welcomed);
* Thorough experience with a computer and office programs.

To submit an application the candidate should send the following documents to the Executive Director of PIR Center Albert Farkhatovich Zulkharneev:

* Detailed resume of the candidate in Russian with the desired length of the experience indicated (not less than 5 weeks);
* A recommendation letter from the head/deputy head of the organization which currently represents the candidate/ head of the department/ research supervisor;
* A list of the candidate’s publications and an electronic version of one of the publications on the list (or an active link, if the publication is available on the internet).

For all questions related to professional development at PIR Center, please contact the Project Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (45) 987 19 15 or by e-mail at sizikova@pircenter.org

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