A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

Russia has strengthn its international positions over the past decade (2001-2011), in contrast to the weakness and decline of the Russian state in all traditional aspects of power throughout the 1990s. After a period of hectic, unsystematic reforms, Russia has returned to the international scene as ...

In July 2006 the summit of the G8, under Russian chairmanship for the first time, was held in St. Petersburg. At the same time a U.S.-Russian bilateral summit was held. These events were critical to the development of Russia's relations with the West in 2006.

The Two St. Petersburg Summits (full te...

Hopes for serious progress in the area of nuclear disarmament have not been justified. What challenges will Russia face in the disarmament process? What should its Western partners do in order to return to fruitful cooperation on all fronts? Did Russia do the right thing when it declared a moratoriu...


  • Position : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Russian Foreign Ministry
  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences, Head, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
  • Affiliation : Member, International Advisory Board, International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastroph
  • Position : Second secretary
  • Affiliation : Permanent Mission of Russia to the International Organizations in Vienna
  • Affiliation : Special correspondent, Kommersant Publishing House; Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
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PIR Center Nonproliferation Awards ceremony - 2014 04.10.2014

The globes of PIR Center are awarded to the Russian and foreign statesmen and community leaders, scholars, experts, journalists and philanthropists, that have significantly contributed to the strengthening of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, addressing particular nonproliferation challenges, developing education and research activities in the nonproliferation realm. First globes were awarded in 2004 for PIR Center 10th anniversary. The second ceremony took place in 2009. 

We continued the tradition in 2014 and awarded our globes in the following nominations:


For Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime:

  • Sergey A. Ryabkov (Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation);
  • Alexei G. Arbatov (Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Tariq Rauf (Stocholm International Peace Research Institute)

For Professional Coverage of the Issues of Nonproliferation, Regional and Global Security:    

  •  Elena V. Chernenko (Kommersant)
  • Joby Warrick (Washington Post)

For Educating the New Generation in the Area of Nonproliferation:

  • Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP)

For Continuing Support to Nonproliferation Research, Education and Publishing:

  • Valery N. Govorukhin (Techsnabexport)

The New Talents in Nonproliferation:

  • Roman A. Ustinov (Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna)