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29.06.2020

PIR Center continues to publish policy papers, which were prepared for a joint seminar on reducing nuclear risks during great power competition, which was co-organized together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As it appears that such competition is already underway, we decided to release two policy memos originally prepared for the seminar under one cover “Strategic (In)Stability: Perspectives from the U.S.”. As discussed by the authors, there is some overlooked potential for constructive engagement between Russian and the United States with regards to arms control and emerging technologies.

22.06.2020

«Active involvement of the organizing partners, academic advisors, and instructors of the Dual Degree Master`s Program allows us to maintain a high level, dynamics, and quality of the educational process. Students of the program continue to show impressive results, and the recent master's thesis defense is a good confirmation of that», – Educational Program Director of PIR Center Yulia Sych.

19.06.2020

“The existing uncertainty regarding the US and Russian capabilities points to the following problem: lacking reliable information about each other’s arsenals would force both parties to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. Each would seek to ramp up its strategic arsenal, leading to a strategic arms race. In the case of the US, the situation is complicated by the fact that Washington is in the final phases of planning the structure of its nuclear forces for the next several decades”, - PIR Center experts on the scenarios should the US refuse to extend the New START Treaty.

Evgeny P. Buzhinsky celebrates his 70th birthday

April 19, 2020, was the 70th birthday of Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, a prominent person in the field of international security, one of the most experienced Russian military diplomats and experts. For more than 40 years, Gen. Buzhinsky’s career was associated with the service of the Armed Forces of our country. Currently, he is much in demand in the field of public diplomacy, analysis, and in training of a new generation of experts in the field of international relations.

Today, Evgeny P. Buzhinsky is the Chairman of the PIR Center’s Executive Board, Co-Chairman of the Trialogue Club International, Vice President of the Russian International Affairs Council, head of the PIR Center’s lecture course on arms control at the dual-degree MA Program on Nonproliferation Studies, Head of the Center for Applied Political and Military Studies of the School of World Politics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The PIR Center team is proud that for more than 10 years we have had an opportunity to call Evgeny Buzhinsky our senior colleague and mentor, to work together on the most complex issues of arms control, nonproliferation and the entire structure of international security. We are gratified at the active work with young specialists at the PIR Center School and in the framework of the MA Program in Nonproliferation Studies and at all other areas, and we are very grateful for a tremendous contribution to to the PIR Center’s activities.

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Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy was born in 1950.

Graduated from the Military Institute, M.V. Frunze Military academy. Ph.D. Military Sciences since 2008.

From 1976 to 1992 – served in different positions as officer of the General Staff. Honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant-General.

From 1992 to 2009 – served in positions of: Senior Officer, Deputy Head of Direction, Head of Direction, Deputy Head of Department, Head of Department of the International Treaty Directorate of the Main Department of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Defense. In 2002 he was appointed on the position of Head of the International Treaty Directorate – Deputy Head of the Main Department of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense.

From 2009 to 2015 - PIR Center Consultant, then Senior Vice President. Lecturer of International School on Global Security since 2010, lecturer of PIR Center and MGIMO University Joint Module “WMD Nonproliferation and International Security” since 2013. PIR Center's Chairman of the Executive Board since 2014. Vice President of Russian International Affairs Council.. Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.

General Buzhinsly’s research and alalutical areas of interest include political and military aspects of international security, nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, issues of military cooperation, Russia-NATO relations, U.S.-Russia relations, military uses of the outer space, European security.

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