The practice of adopting State Armament Programs (SAP) as overarching policy documents that set out weapons development and procurement targets was established fairly recently in Russia. The SAP-2020 program, approved in 2011, is the fourth such program in post-Soviet Russian history. The existence ...
On November 7, 2013 Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board Michael Yakushev delivered a lecture on “The Challenge of Cyber-Security: Prospects for Global Governance of the Internet?” in the framework of the Seminar organized by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monter...
Sochi 2014 is not just about the Olympics. It is also about the June 2014 summit of the G8. WMD nonproliferation will not be at the very top of the agenda; that place has been reserved for the challenges posed by mass migration. Nevertheless, it will be one of the central topics of the summit.
Towards the 2012 Conference on the WMD-Free Zone on the Middle East
The fast moving controversial developments in the Middle East and North Africa seem to be sidelining the search for responses to some fundamental security challenges in the region. This refers, among many other issues, to the discussion of steps for the preparation and successful conduct of this year's conference on the WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East. Furthermore, some think that there is not a favorable environment for such a conference now or in the foreseeable future.
Statement at PIR Center International Seminar in Moscow. October 4, 2012