U.S. Obama administration releases new National Security Strategy
The signing of the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between the Russian Federation and NATO.
U.S. President R. Reagan makes the statement that the U.S. will not be base their strategic arms structure decisions on the Treaty on the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (SALT II).



On May 26, 2022, PIR Center's Director Dr Vladimir A. Orlov took part in the first meeting of the Strategic Planning Group of the Global Alliance of Leaders for Nuclear Security and Nuclear-Weapons-Free World, which was held in Vienna, Austria.


On Tuesday, May 24, Tokyo hosted the summit of the leaders of QUAD, an informal alliance of the United States, India, Japan and Australia aimed at containing the People’s Republic of China in the Indo-Pacific region. The summit mainly focused on discussing various anti-Chinese initiatives and the Ukrainian crisis. The summit, in addition to the first persons of the QUAD states, was attended by many other statesmen. Among them was former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who left his post due to health reasons in September 2020. This February, amid the Ukrainian crisis and growing tensions between Taiwan and mainland China, Abe suggested that Tokyo consider the idea of hosting on the Japanese territory nuclear weapons.


On May 26, 2022, Director of  PIR Center Dr Vladimir A. Orlov will take part in the first meeting of the strategic planning group of the Global Alliance of Leaders for Nuclear Security and Nuclear-Weapons-Free World, which will be held in Vienna, Austria.


The International Dual Degree M.A. Program “Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation”, developed jointly by PIR Center, MGIMO University and Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, USA (MIIS), is still open to new applications from young experts in global security who plan, through acquiring the master’s degree, to gain professional knowledge and skills in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, arms control, strategic stability, and the nuclear factor in international relations in general. Against the backdrop of aggravating US-Russian relations, interest in the Program does not fade away but continues to grow every year.

PIR Center experts for Media


Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the Executive Board. Expertise:

− arms control;

− political and military aspects of international security;

− nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction;

− military use of the outer space;

− Russia-NATO;

− Russia-U.S.;

− Russia-China.




Vladimir Orlov, Founder & Director of PIR Center, President of Trialogue Club International. Expertise:

− international security and Russia’s foreign policy;

− major threats and challenges to international security;

− nuclear nonproliferation.






Elena KarnaukhovaAssistant to PIR Center Director on Special Projects & Education and Training Program Coordinator. Expertise:

− geopolitics in Central Asia;

− military-political cooperation;

− theory of military-political coalitions;

− arms control;

− nuclear factor in international relations;

− international security and Russian foreign policy.



Andrey Baklitskiy, PIR Center Consultant. Expertise:

− nuclear arms control;

− nuclear nonproliferation;

− Iranian nuclear program;

− U.S.-Russian strategic relations.






Artem Kvartalnov, PIR Center Junior Research Fellow, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program. Expertise:

− international security;

− arms control;

− Russia-U.S. relations;

− European security;

− identity politics;

− integration processes.


Alexandra Zubenko, Assistant to PIR Center Program Director, Global & Regional Security: New Ideas for Russia Program; Junior Research Fellow, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program. Expertise:

− arms control;

− European security;

− French policy in the field of disarmament and nonproliferation;

− France in NATO;

− nuclear factor in Russian-U.S. relations;

− nuclear energy of Ukraine;

− Ukraine's nonproliferation policy.


Vadim Kozyulin, PIR Center Consultant, "Global & Regional Security: New ideas for Russia" Program. Expertise:

− military artificial intelligence;

− new weapons systems;

− arms control;

− Russia's military-technical cooperation with foreign states;

− strategic stability;

− Russia-U.S. and Russia-NATO relations;

− Central Asia and Afghanistan;

− illicit arms trade.


Egor ChobanianInformation & Publications Program Coordinator of PIR Center. Expertise:

− the Middle East and regional security issues;

− the foreign policy of Turkey;

− the foreign policy of Iran;

− the foreign policy of Russia.









Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center Consultant, "Global & Regional Security: New ideas for Russia" Program. Expertise:

− European security and conventional arms control;

− the impact of digital technologies on international security.







Vasily Lata, PIR Center Consultant, Security Index Editorial Board Member. Expertise:

− START Treaty;

− missile defense;

− military use of outer space.









Yulia Sveshnikova, PIR Center Consultant. Expertise:

− Iran domestic politics;

− Iran nuclear program;

− Islamic culture;

− sociocultural development of Muslim countries;

− Malaysian politics;

− political processes in Southeast Asia.