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In 2019, the third session of the 2020 NPT Review Conference Preparatory Committee will take place in New York. Malaysian diplomat, Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, was chosen to serve as its Chair. In its interview to PIR Center Consultant Andrey Baklitsky for Yaderny Kontrol (Nuclear Control) bullet...

Russian and American experts have widely assumed that on July 16, 2018, one of the issues that may come up during the Russia-US summit in Helsinki is arms control. Unlike many other issues, it would also be a less controversial topic for the US administration battled by the accusations of “collusion...

On July 16, 2018, the presidents of Russia and the United States will meet in Helsinki for the first US-Russian summit since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. The cyber domain is likely to be included in the agenda of the upcoming meeting.


Direct Russia-US cyber dialogue is currently suspended si...

The first of July 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the opening for signature of the landmark Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). This treaty is the world’s most important multilaterally negotiated international treaty on global nuclear governance. Of its 193 States partie...

I believe that during the last months, we have been witnessing very serious changes inside Syria and around Syria. So, I will start with some truth inventory of the main developments that can help us to understand what is going on. The first issue that I would like to stress is that we are still wit...

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Biography :

A student of the International Relations Department, the Lobachevsky State University in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, she trained at the PIR Center between July 21 and November 14, 2003. She took part in the Second International Conference on Problems of Nonproliferation held in Moscow. As part of her internship she prepared a report entitled “Russia and Scandinavia, an Extension of the Global Partnership Program” and presented its results at the seminar held on October 29, 2003.

City : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Affiliation : MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Position : Lecturer in international relations at the University of world economy and diplomacy
Biography :

Lecturer in international relations at the University of world economy and diplomacy of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Coordinator, researcher of the EU project in the framework of the programme "Erasmus + IMEP: internationalization and modernization processes of higher education in the Republic of Uzbekistan". Graduated from the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies (2014), the University of world economy and diplomacy (2016). Participant training, conferences and seminars in Austria, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and China. Research interests: modern processes in the Middle East, foreign and domestic policies of Saudi Arabia, regional security, the Islamic factor in world politics, regional integration in Central Asia, energy and food security in Central Asia. Fluent in English, Arabic and Urdu language.

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City : Kanibadam, Tajikistan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program 

Abdykaimova, Nazira image
City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliation : Diplomatic Academy of the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, magister
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Biography :

Ruslan has completed his Master’s Programm in “European and International Law” at the University of Saarland in Germany. He holds BA in international relations from the Kyrgyz-Turkish “Manas” University. In 2011 he has interned in International Republican Institute in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). His research interests are legal aspects of international security, international relations and democratic processes in Central Asia. Ruslan speaks English, Turkish, German and Russian languages. PIR Center intern in 2013

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City : Tokyo
Affiliation : Director of the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation at Japan Institute of International Affairs.
Biography :

He has served as Consul-General in Boston, as Ambassador to Austria and Saudi Arabia, and as a diplomat for the Japanese government, the UN, and other international organizations in Washington, D.C., Geneva, Tel Aviv, New York, Manila, and Bern. Between 2003 and 2006, he was Under Secretary General of the UN for Disarmament Affairs, and he was also a member of the Advisory Board to the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament and Director-General for Arms Control and Science Affairs in Tokyo. Amb. Abe has taught international relations and arms control at Sophia and Tokyo Universities and has published numerous papers on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.

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City : Almaty, Kazakhstan
Affiliation : Senior Research Associate, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Biography :

Dauren Aben holds a Master’s in International Relations from Kainar University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a Master’s in International Policy Studies and certificates in nonproliferation studies, conflict resolution, and commercial diplomacy from the California-based Monterey Institute of International Studies. He previously worked as the executive director of the Almaty office of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), whose monthly newsletter International Export Control Observer he co-edited. He remains affiliated with CNS as the regional representative of its Eurasia Nonproliferation Program. He also serves as the regional representative of the Security Index journal published by the Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center) and is a member of the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s international panel of experts for the Nuclear Materials Security Index. Before joining CNS, Dauren worked as a consultant for the World Bank health and sanitation pilot project in the Aral Sea Region and as a Project Manager for the Giller Institute (JSC Karavan), the Research Group Central Asian Project, and the Kazakhstan Investment Promotion Center KAZINVEST. In addition to nonproliferation and export controls, his research interests cover various aspects of regional security in Central Asia. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety since 2012.

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City : Astana, Kazakhstan
Affiliation : Library of the First President of Republic of Kazakhstan – The Leader of the Nation
Position : Head of Service of the international and national programs
Expertise :
National security
Kazakhstan internal development policy
Biography :

PhD in Political Science (2004). In 1994 graduated from Philosophy Department of the Kazakhstan National University. 2008 – internship at the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies (France). In 2008 completed senior management training at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (Honolulu, USA). 2005-2010 – Deputy Director for Science of the Presidential Strategic Studies Institute of Kazakhstan. 2010-2011 – divisional manager at analytics department of the Security Council of Kazakhstan. 2011-2014 – senior information resource and analysis manager at the National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”. Since 2014 – Head of Service of the international and national programs of the Library of the First President of Republic of Kazakhstan – The Leader of the Nation. Author of 2 textbooks for graduate students and more than 100 research papers, including 5 multi-authored monograph. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2006.

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Affiliation : Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt
Biography :

Dr. Aboul-Enein has previously served as Head of the Political Section and Counselor for Disarmament at the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN and to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. He is the former Director of the United Nations Affairs Department at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked earlier in the cabinets of two ex-Egyptian Foreign Ministers. Early in the 1990s, he worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Political Science Department, American University in Cairo. Dr. Aboul-Enein has published a number of papers and articles on nuclear disarmament, security & WMD free-zone in the Middle East.

Dr. Aboul-Enein holds a Master of Science in Politics and Government of the Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK. He has completed his Ph.D./M.Phil. in International Relations and Foreign Policy Making with a specialization in the Middle East from the American University in London and the University of London. He also holds a certificate in Disarmament and Security Policies from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.


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Prior to becoming Secretary of Energy in 2001, Mr. Abraham served as a United States Senator from Michigan from 1995-2001 where he was the author of 22 pieces of legislation signed into law - an unprecedented accomplishment for a freshman Senator.

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Affiliation : Senior Associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow.
E-mail : jacton@ceip.org
Biography :

Dr. Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cambridge University. His research focuses on developing realistic pathways towards a world without nuclear weapons by strengthening nonproliferation bulwarks and rethinking deterrence. Acton is the author of two studies into deterrence: “Deterrence during Disarmament: Deep Nuclear Reductions and International Security”, and “Low Numbers: a Practical Path to Deep Nuclear Reductions”. He co-chairs the Next Generation Working Group on U.S.-Russia arms control and is the joint UK member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He has provided evidence to the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament and the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. Acton has published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Nonproliferation Review, and Survival. From 2007 to 2009 he was a regular contributor to the widely read blog, Arms Control Wonk. E-mail address: jacton@ceip.org

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City : Minsk, Belarus
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus
Position : Department of Information,
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Graduated from Economics Department of Moscow State University. 1984 – PhD in Economics. In 1990ies worked at the Moscow Representative Office of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Currently he is an expert of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UNESCO, OECD. Research interests: comparative analysis of educational systems, economics and statistics in education.

City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliation : State Committee on Affairs of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Position : Chief specialist of the Department of legal Administration Rulemaking
Biography :

Chief specialist of the Department of legal Administration Rulemaking for State Committee on Affairs of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic. A graduate of the International University of Kyrgyzstan (2013). The Inspector of the State civil service class 1. He graduated from the training of the University of Central Asia. His research interests include public international law, international humanitarian law, international security, international relations. Fluent in English.

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Affiliation : Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Position : Assistant Professor
Expertise :
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Nuclear power in the Middle East
Biography :

PhD. in Historical Sciences. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1979 and since that time has been working for that Institute as a graduate student, lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor of the History of international relations and foreign policy Department. Author of the first national course on nonproliferation (MGIMO). Participated as a lecturer in the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute. Author of more than 60 publications in Russia and abroad on the history of international relations, arms control and nonproliferation, including two books of collected documents related to these problems. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

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Born January 01, 1947, in Vienna, Austria, in the family of a Soviet army officer. He left high school in Chelyabinsk in 1965. From 1965 to 1971: student of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. Graduation qualification: engineer - physicist, majoring in dosimetry and protection.

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Nobumasa Akiyama, from Hiroshima, received a Bachelor of Law degree from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo in 1990. In 1994, he earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Cornell University in New York. Presently he is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Politics from The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford.

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Affiliation : Representative of the Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security and the Director of Disarmament and Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States
Expertise :
Nuclear power in the Middle East
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear energy sector
Iranian nuclear program
Biography :

Ambassador Wael Al-Assad is currently the Representative of the Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security and the Director of Disarmament and Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States. Al-Assad is responsible for coordinating Arab positions on arms control and disarmament issues at different international forums and proposing policies to Arab League’s Council at the ministerial and summit levels. He co-chairs the “Arab Governmental Committee on Elaborating a Draft Treaty on a Nuclear Weapons and Other WMD Free Zone in the Middle East” since 1996. Ambassador Al-Assad has worked for over 38 years in different specialized agencies and organizations within the Arab League System. He is a member of a number of think tanks and has a number of published researches, papers, and articles.

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City : Rostov-on-Don
Affiliation : Institute of Sociology and Area Studies, Southern Federal University
Position : Postgraduate student
Biography :

Graduate of the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don. Participant of "All-Russian Forum on the socialization of foreign students" in Kazan (2015), 4th International Methodological Conference "Issues of teaching philological disciplines to foreign students" in Voronezh (2016), the conference "Foreign student in the context of the changed realities of Russian society" at People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow (2016). He has several publications in sociology and international relations. Research interests: sociology, area studies and international relations. Languages: Arabic, English, and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

Al-Khateeb Eyas Farhan image
City : Rostov-on-Don
Affiliation : Southern Federal University
Position : PhD student of the Institute of Sociology and Area Studies
Biography :

PhD student of the Institute of Sociology and Area Studies, Southern Federal University. A graduate of the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don. Participant of "All-Russian Forum on the socialization of foreign students" in Kazan (2015), 4th International Methodological Conference "Issues of teaching philological disciplines to foreign students" in Voronezh (2016), the conference "Foreign student in the context of the changed realities of Russian society" at People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow (2016). He has several publications in sociology and international relations. Research interests: sociology, area studies and international relations.

Languages: Arabic, English, and Russian.

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City : Mexico City, Mexico
Expertise :
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Biography :

Graduate of the first international MA program in WMD Nonproliferation which brought together leading Russian and US institutes – Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO-University) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey, the United States (2016-2018). Previously worked for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Directorate General for the United Nations (2007-2016). Advisor for the Mexican Delegation that participated in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in its 63rd session in New York (2008). He started his career at Mexican MFA as Analyst for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Division of the Directorate General for the United Nations (2009-2011), Senior Analyst for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Division (2011-2012), Head of the Department of International Security Division (2012-2015) and Deputy Director of International Security Division (2015-2016). His areas of expertise include: nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, historical aspects of nuclear nonproliferation, strategic trade and export controls, multilateral diplomacy. Alain speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian and understands basic Russian.

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City : Riyadh
Affiliation : Director of the Department of Research and Studies at King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies.
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Internationally recognized authority on threat assessment in interstate and internal conflicts, with an emphasis on migration, ethnic group relations, and post-Soviet Russia. He is currently the principal investigator of a multiyear international research project on migration and ethnoreligious violence in the Russian Federation funded by the National Science Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His previous projects have been funded by Reuters, NATO, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the U. S. Institute of Peace, the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Pacific Basin Research Center at Harvard University. Has published several books, he extensively publishes in academic journals and in the mainstream media.

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Student of the Master Program in “Political Science” in the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. During 2006 - 2010 studied at the American University in Central Asia, and successfully obtained a BA in European Studies. She has a second specialization in the field of «International Public Law”. Graduated from high school in the city of Osh. She previously worked in the Secretariat of the Investment Council under the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of Kyrgyzstan, United Nations Development Programme and the NGO "Center for American Studies". Research interests: democratization processes in Central Asia, regional integration, international security, ethnic conflict. PIR Center intern in May-July 2011.

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City : Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
Affiliation : Ministry of Defence in the Republic of Tajikistan
Position : Senior officer at the Treaty and Law Department of the Office of International Military Cooperation
Biography :

Senior officer at the Treaty and Law Department of the Office of International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defence, the Republic of Tajikistan. A graduate of the Faculty of Law, the Tajik National University (2005-2010). He participated in a seminar on the topic "Compliance with international humanitarian law in staff work" in Dushanbe (2014). Passed course "Law of Armed Conflict", organized by the Partnership for Peace Center of Turkish Armed Forces (2015). Research interests: military and military-technical cooperation in Eurasia in the new international context, the impact of the situation in the Middle East on the security of the CIS countries, the legal foundations of regional security within CSTO and SCO

Languages: English and Russian.

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City : Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Affiliation : Ministry of Defence, the Republic of Tajikistan
Position : Senior officer at the Treaty and Law Department of the Office of International Military Cooperation
Biography :

A graduate of the Faculty of Law, the Tajik National University (2005-2010). He participated in a seminar on the topic "Compliance with international humanitarian law in staff work" in Dushanbe (2014). Passed course "Law of Armed Conflict", organized by the Partnership for Peace Center of Turkish Armed Forces (2015). Research interests: military and military-technical cooperation in Eurasia in the new international context, the impact of the situation in the Middle East on the security of the CIS countries, the legal foundations of regional security within CSTO and SCO Languages: English and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

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City : Baku
Affiliation : President of Azerbaijan
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City : Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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Affiliation : IAEA
Position : Director General
Biography :

Amano was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, in 1947. He started his studies at the University of Tokyo in 1968. After graduating from the Faculty of Law, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April 1972.In 1973–1974, he studied at the University of Franche-Comté and in 1974–1975, at the University of Nice, France. Amano held different posts in the foreign ministry such as the Director of the Science Division and Director of the Nuclear Energy Division in 1993. As a member of the Diplomatic service, he was posted in the Embassies of Japan in Vientiane, Washington and Brussels, in the Delegation of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and was Consul General of Japan in Marseille. In August 2002, he was appointed Director-General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs, and in August 2004, he was appointed Director-General of the Disarmament, Nonproliferation and Science Department. In 2005, Amano served as the ambassador from Japan to the IAEA. From September 2005 to September 2006, Amano served as the Chairman of the IAEA Board of Governors. On 2 July 2009, he was elected by the Board of Governors as Director General for the IAEA


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Affiliation : Head, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Moscow Bereau
Biography :

Club Member since 2011. Hideo Amma was a Correspondent in the Foreign News Division of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), which he joined in 1990. He was a Foreign Correspondent for NHK in the Vladivostok Bureau from l998-2001, during which he reported on the social, political and economic affairs of the Russian Far East and Mongolia and the influence of Islamic extremists in the former Soviet Union. Since returning to Tokyo in 2001, he continues to report on the region and has produced two highly regarded documentaries on the post 9/11 situation in Central Asia and New York. He speaks English and Russian. Amma graduated from Osaka University with a BA in Russian Affairs. Since 2011 - Head of the Moscow Bureau of the NHK Broadcasting Corporation.

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Affiliation : Center for Political Analysis and Information Security
Position : Director
Biography :

Mr. Andrianov worked as Assistant to the First Vice-Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee; he passed a long-term internship in the Bundestag (CDU/CSU parliamentary group). He is member of the Russian Public Council for international cooperation and public diplomacy, member of the German Council on Foreign Relations, member of the United Nations Association of Germany. Mr. Andrianov chairs Berlin Strategic Partnership Committee in Eurasia. He is a Councilor of the Governor of Novgorod region, an expert of the Public Chamber of Russia. In 2012 Mr. Andrianov participated in the International Summer School on Global Security of the Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Сenter). Trialogue Club member since 2014.

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