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Iran confirms discovery of computer virus “Stuxnet” at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant
26.09.2010
The signing of the Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures Related to Systems to Counter Ballistic Missiles Other Than Strategic Ballistic Missiles
26.09.1997
The Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency are opened for signing.
26.09.1986
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26.09.2020

AlumniDear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

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.

International Summer School on Global Security 2010

The next International Summer School on Global Security for the Specialists from Russia and CIS organised by Center for Policy Studies (Russia) will be held on June 20 - July 3, 2010.

SS2010-FirstPage-1.jpgDuring the last three years the representatives from 12 CIS states including the specialists from Russian regional universities, government structures (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense), research institutes of CIS took part in education program.  

The first week will be dedicated to the current global security problems, with a special emphasis on soft security. During the Global Security Week the following security challenges will be covered:

  • Energy Security
  • Preventing Illicit Conventional Arms Transfers 
  • Migration and Demographic Security
  • Internet and Information Security 
  • Drug Trafficking and TOC - Sources of Regional and Global Insecurity 
  • Environmental Security
  • International Export Control Systems

The second week will cover the WMD nonproliferation issues. The preliminary list of topics for Nonproliferation Week is the following: 

  • Nonproliferation Regime and NPT
  • International Nonproliferation Regimes
  • Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Regional Aspects of Nonproliferation Regime (North Korea, Iran)
  • Renaissance of the Atomic Energy and Its Impact on the Nonproliferation Regime
  • Role of International Organizations in Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime
  • New Trends in Nuclear Strategies and Doctrines
  • Countering WMD Terrorism

SS2010-FirstPage-2.jpgBesides lectures, PIR Center experts will conduct a number of workshops and round table sessions to give the participants the opportunity to deliver their own research works as well as exchange their opinions on non-proliferation and soft security issues in which they are interested.

The selection of the participants is made on the competitive basis. The organizers cover living expenses for Summer School participants , and provide them with the necessary materials and literature.

To apply for the International Summer School-2010, please send to the PIR Center the following packet of documents:  

  • detailed CV in Russian and English
  • recommendation from the chief of the organization/scientific adviser (in Russian or in English) 
  • motivation letter

SS2010-FirstPage-4.jpgThe detailed CV of the applicant should contain: 

  • surname, name, middle name (including the representatives from CIS) 
  • date of birth
  • education (with names of school/college/university)
  • current place of work
  • current position
  • list of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations list of publications, electronic version of the last one
  • language skills
  • detailed contact information
  • photo

The applicants should be not older than 35 years of age.

The applications should be submitted by fax at +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President) or by email at zulkharneev@pircenter.org. The application submission deadline is April 20, 2010. The announcement of the Summer School participants list is to be on April 30, 2010. 

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail zulkharneev@pircenter.org or to Education projects coordinator Julia Sveshnikova via e-mail: sveshnikova@pircenter.org

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