The signing of the Agreement between the Governments of Russia and France concerning cooperation in safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons in Russia.
The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency of 1986 and the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident of 1986 enter into force for the U.S.



“I offer my congratulations to the fifth cohort of students in the dual-degree program in nonproliferation studies for your admission. This program is important for anyone who cares about the future of US-Russian relations or the global nonproliferation regime. I advise you to use your time wisely, as two years will fly by before you know it. The opportunities provided by PIR Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MGIMO and MIIS are all around you and at your disposal”, ‒ Noah Mayhew, Research Associate at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.


This article examines the new trends emerging in the Russian Federation’s foreign policy under the conditions of extreme ideologization, militarization of international relations and consistent destruction of the arms control system. The author analyzes the main directions of Russian-American relations at the present stage and elaborates a roadmap which, when implemented in practice, should result in an effective transformation of the concept of deterrence and restore strategic stability.


“It is always a pleasure for me to participate in the PIR Center School, I think it is the best format in terms of rich discussions on topical issues of international agenda that directly relate to our country’s position in the world", ‒ Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation: Materials of the second meeting

“Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations:

An Agenda for 2018-2020

Second Meeting

Strategic Stability in a New Era: Identifying Pathways for U.S.-Russia Dialogue and International Cooperation

VCDNP, Vienna, Austria

December 8, 2018

In a world in which arms control is fading and critical infrastructure is at greater risk to cyber threats, strategic stability assumes even greater urgency. This meeting seeks to promote a more constructive U.S.-Russia dialogue on strategic stability especially as it applies to cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and nuclear risk reduction.


Agenda of the meeting

List of the participants

Participants' biographies

Final report "Preventing global nuclear escalation and strengthening nuckear security through Russian - US dialogue"