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VI CTBT Article XIV Conference approved by concensus the Final Declaration and measures to facilitate the entry CTBT into force
25.09.2009
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25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.

17.09.2020

“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

16.09.2020

“It is important that PIR Center, along with other socially significant public organizations, will be able to take advantage of the support measures provided by the state. The inclusion in the register indicates that the organization is among the active community of NGOs and has a good reputation, which was confirmed during the implementation of specific projects. I’m sure that during this difficult time, support measures from the state will allow the PIR Center to more easily overcome the consequences of the pandemic faced by the Russian “third sector”, – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the All-Russia People's Front Executive Committee, PIR Center Executive Board member.

Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation

In 2017, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) established a high-level Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations that brought together leading experts from the two countries. This project aims at promoting a constructive dialogue between Russia and the United States with a focus on arms control, nuclear modernization, crisis management, and future framework of strategic stability.

On December 9, 2017, the Working Group had a meeting in Geneva under the title “Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: An Agenda for 2018-2020.” The members of the Working Group include Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations; PIR Center Advisory Board Member, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board, Hon. Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors, Mr. Alexander Deineko, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Hon. Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Gen. Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations Board Member and the PIR Center Executive Board Member, among others. The discussion was facilitated by Co-Chairs of the Working Groups Prof. William Potter (CNS) and Dr. Vladimir Orlov (PIR Center).

For questions regarding the activities of the US-Russian Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation, please contact “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail margoev at pircenter.org.

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