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The U.S. carries out the first underground nuclear test.
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27.11.2020

International security is not a center of the world, but a reflection of profound processes that nowadays are characterized by a growing randomness and shrinking planning horizon. Confidence, privacy and confidentiality of diplomacy are deteriorating. Ensuring security requires not only technical, but also political decisions. Under such circumstances the aim of the Russian foreign policy is to find a balance between development and security amidst an incoming new wave of globalization. To secure its status of a great power, Russia needs to preserve its relevance among other players and play a role of additional element to the situation of unsteady equilibrium.

25.11.2020

“In this transitional period, further strengthening of the dialogue with external partners, in particular BRICS-Plus, is of paramount importance. The absence of the states of the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the “club” at present limits the potential for the formation of a BRICS partner network. Whereas the “club” has a generally strong membership, so far, none of the states of the Islamic world participates in BRICS. This creates a certain imbalance, even though the Muslim population makes up a significant share in two of the five BRICS countries (India and Russia)”, ‒ PIR Center's report on the prospects of BRICS enlargement from the point of view of international security and Russia's interests.

24.11.2020

On the November 16 the U.S. conducted a successful test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile. The target of interceptor missile imitated an ICBM. The editorial board decided to talk to an expert about the way such test may influence strategic stability.  During the interview Oleg Krivolapov, research fellow of the Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Nikita Degtyarev, Coordinatorof the PIR CenterInformation & Publications Program, about the influence of the SM-3 Block IIA test on strategic stability, threat to Russian strategic systems and the future of the U.S. antimissile system.

PIR Center Projects in 2020

 

1.  Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program

1.1 Future of the NPT & Russia's Interests

1.2 Arms Control and Scenarios of Nuclear Disarmament 

1.3 Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

1.4 Iranian Nuclear Program: Russia’s Interests

1.5 Russia’s Role in the Process of Establishing WMDFZ and Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy in the Middle East

1.6 Yaderny Kontrol (Nuclear Control) E-journal 


 

2. Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program 

2.1 Emerging Technologies and Global Security

2.2 Global Internet Governance and International Information Security


 

3. Russia’s Priorities in Regional Security Program 

3.1 Toward a New European Security Agenda 

3.2 BRICS Potential for Global Peace and Security


 

4. Education and Training Program

4.1 International School on Global Security

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4.2 International Dual-Degree MA Program in WMD Nonproliferation Studies, Nuclear Policy, and Global Security

4.3 Internship Program at PIR Center

4.4 Nonproliferation.ru / Nonproliferation.world – Educational Online Platform

4.5 PIR Center Alumni Community

4.6 Midweek Brainstorming Sessions

4.7 Collaboration with Universities

4.8 The Timerbaev Debates – International Student Club

4.9 Ten-Year Global Plan on Promoting Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education

4.10 Nuclear Nonproliferation Textbook – a New Russian Edition

4.11 Nuclear Nonproliferation Textbook – Global Edition (in English)


 

5. Information & Publications Program

5.1 Developing PIR Center’s Web Site www.pircenter.org 

5.2 Security Index Occasional Paper Series (Russian Edition)

5.3 Security Index / Russia Confidential Occasional Paper Series (Global Edition)

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5.4 PIR Press News

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5.5 Dialogue in the Social Media and with the Media on Foreign and Defense Policy, Global and Regional Security

 

 


  

6. Partnerships & Networking

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6.1 Trialogue Club International

6.2 PIR Center’s Advisory Board

6.3 Partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA on Global Trends & International Organizations

6.4 Partnership with the Geneva-based Centre russe d'études politiques

 

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