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USSR President M.S. Gorbachev proposes unilateral initiatives regarding USSR tactical nuclear weapons.
05.10.1991
France launches a program to develop means of nuclear weapons delivery.
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05.10.2022

«I have never had any role models. Journalism is a craft; it is the knowledge of the subject you are going to write about. You have to have some background. Journalism is also about the ability to reach people. When I was still an officer, I was fortunate enough to visit military enterprises with my father and there I got to know their general directors. When I went to the military academy, we were taught naval tactics, we studied ship weapons systems, but it was all about iron. It was immaterial. But when I started communicating with constructors, that iron suddenly came alive to me. Once I approached the officer on the ship, I straightaway began telling the combat commander what kind of missile was in service on the ship, what it was capable of, and what it consisted of. It opened a lot of doors because even the officers were not always aware of the whole range of problems and characteristics which are inherent to this or that technical item. On balance, we ended up with an interesting conversation, which revealed a host of interesting details», — Dmitry Litovkin, a military journalist, editor-in-chief of the Independent Military Review ("Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye").


04.10.2022

PIR Center continues a section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is about the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

04.10.2022

65 years ago, on October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, was launched into Earth's orbit under the code name PS-1. This event has a great influence. The launch of the first satellite marked the beginning of space exploration.

04.10.2022

The authoritative publishing house Palgrave Macmillan (part of the Springer publishing group) releases the 2nd edition of the monograph Russian–American Nuclear Nonproliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Road Ahead. The book was prepared by a team of 13 young and experienced researchers, edited by PIR Center Founder and Director Vladimir Orlov and PIR Center Research Fellow Sergey Semenov. It is also supplied with prefaces from William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

International School on Global Security - 2015

The fifteenth PIR Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists took place August 30 – September 6, 2015.

This year the School was co-sponsored by PIR Center and Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The International School on Global Security is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military and civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education. The school is intended for those who strive to build expertise and improve professional skills.

The course provides an extensive overview of key developments and trends in international security given by their direct participants, and will walk the students through the twists and turns of new challenges and threats, as well as examine specific approaches and positions taken by Russia, other countries and international organizations to regional and global problems.

Key topics for the 2015 International School:

Security of the CIS countries and the situation in the neighboring regions (Middle East, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia-Pacific Region).

Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons –outcomes of the 2015 NPT Review Conference;

Nonproliferation and nuclear security in the context of new threats to international security, or Could the Islamic State obtain nuclear weapons?

Global trends in nuclear energy, competition and cooperation, political and economic factors.

Building the BRICS – what will the future hold? Plans for the new five-year cycle and perspectives of their implementation.

New issues of arms control – sustainability of modern regimes and new forms of cooperation (START, ABM, INF Treaty, Missile Technology Control Regime, conventional arms control, new military technologies, multilateral mechanisms for disarmament).

Global Internet governance and international cybercrime prevention.  

International information security and cyber security of critical infrastructure.

Dynamics and perspectives of foreign and defense policy of the Russian Federation.

The courses include lectures, seminars, and debates. Moreover, since 2015 has been declared the Year of Literature in Russia, the PIR Center will host special events with Russian writers and journalists. 

Students had the opportunity to discuss the critical questions of global and regional security with senior Russian officials and international civil servants.  In the years 2010-2014, the list of School speakers included: Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly I. Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the issues of international cooperation in the field of information security Andrey V. Krutskikh, Secretary of the CIS Defense Ministers Council Alexander S. Sinaisky, and others.

Participants. 24 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students under the age of 35 from countries of the CIS, BRICS group, Central and Eastern Europe, and Mongolia and other states will be selected.   

Lecturers. The list of instructors includes key Russian and foreign experts on global and regional security representing federal agencies, research centers and private companies.

For many years the list of instructors include such experts as Chairman of PIR Center’s Executive Board Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chief Advisor of the Analytical Centre of the Russian Government Leonid Grigoriev, Academic Advisor of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaliy Naumkin, Special Advisor of PIR Center, the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy Vladimir A. Orlov, Member of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Gen. Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Vice President of Global stakeholder engagement for Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe of ICANN Yakushev, Head of Strategic Projects in Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yarnykh and others.

The School took place in the Gallery Hotel (Abramtsevo, Sergievo-Posad region, Moscovskaya oblast). PIR Center provided accommodation and meals as well as necessary handouts and literature. Travel expenses to/from Moscow and visa expenses were covered by the participants or their organizations. PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on a case-by-case basis.

Working language of the Summer School is Russian. Participants should be fluent in both Russian and English.

For any information related to the organization of the School, please contact us by phone at +7 (499) 940 09 83, +7 (985) 764 98 96, fax +7 (495) 987 19 14, or via e-mail [email protected]

Full information about the project in pdf format

   
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