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During the election campaign, Donald Trump expressed interest in normalizing relations with Russia, so there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic today about the U.S.-Russian relationship and the wider international situation. Several important questions come to mind:

  • Will the new U.S. leader att...

Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center’s Executive Board and former head of the International Treaty Directorate at the Russian Ministry of Defense, believes that the Warsaw NATO Summit has become an important landmark capturing a new military and political reality: Russia has become the main...

The beginning of 2016 was marked by growing activity of DPRK leaders in implementing their national program to develop medium- and long-range ballistic missiles. Iran, in its turn, conducted two test launches of missiles used by the national armed forces. Such activity triggered protests of the glob...

Against the backdrop of events in Ukraine and the serious crisis in relations between Russia and the West, which have systemic causes, it is becoming increasingly clear that Europe's current security architecture requires reevaluation. The article's authors, Evgeny Buzhinsky and Oleg Shakirov stress...

The expert community is increasingly raising the question of whether Russia should withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) today. Potential Russia’s pullout from the Treaty has been discussed since 2003. The issue remains controversial as the treaty is...

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06.07.2017

“Russia’s position can be seen as equally close or equi-distant from all of the countries in the Arabia. Russia is interested in maintaining quite well-balanced relations with all the actors in this new drama. I believe that our position is close to the position of the U.S. and Europe, because no one wants destabilization in the Middle East which could lead to catastrophic results», — Vitaly Naumkin, President of Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

26.06.2017

“Today, technological trends appear to validate the advocates of counterforce: remote sensing, conventional strike capabilities, anti-submarine warfare and cyberattack techniques will continue to improve and increasingly threaten strategic forces whether or not the United States seeks to maximize its counterforce capabilities. In this new era of counterforce, technological arms racing seems inevitable, so exercising restraint may limit options without yielding much benefit,” – Keir Lieber, Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Daryl Press, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College.

18.05.2017

“The structured dialogue on current and future challenges and risks to security launched within the OSCE is not yet a negotiation on a regime of conventional arms control in Europe, but an attempt to develop a shared understanding of what could be its foundation in the current conditions. Russia has supported this process, yet it specified that unless NATO drops its deterrence policy there could hardly be any progress,” —  Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center consultant.

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Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
PIR Center holds 16th International School on Global Security — 2016, September 24 – October 2 02.10.2016
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Buzhinskiy, Evgeny P. image
Name: Buzhinskiy, Evgeny P.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Chairman of the Executive Board; Chairman of the "Trialogue" Club International
Expertise:
Political and military aspects of international security
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Military cooperation
Russia-NATO relations
START Treaty
Missile Defense
Military Use of the Outer Space
European security
Biography :

Lieutenant-General (Retired), Ph.D. Military Sciences. In the Armed Services since 1968. Graduated from the Military Institute, M.V. Frunze Military academy. 1976-1992 – served in different positions as officer of the General Staff. From 1992 to 2009 – served in positions of: Senior Officer, Deputy Head of Direction, Head of Direction, Deputy Head of Department, Head of Department of the International Treaty Directorate of the Main Department of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Defense. In 2002 he was appointed on the position of Head of the International Treaty Directorate – Deputy Head of the Main Department of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. In 2009-2015 - PIR Center Consultant, then Senior vice-president. PIR Center's Chairman of the Executive Board since 2014. Lecturer of International School on Global Security since 2010, lecturer of PIR Center and MGIMO University Joint Module “WMD Nonproliferation and International Security” since 2013. Deputy CEO of "Vega Radio Engineering Corporation" since 2009. CEO Advisor of "Vega Radio Engineering Corporation" since 2017. Member of Russian International Affairs Council. Member of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group and PIR Center International Expert Group. 06/17

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In May 2012 Chicago hosted the latest NATO summit. The event was attended by the heads of state and government, defense ministers and foreign ministers of more than 50 countries – including NATO members. The main topics on the agenda included the Afghan problem; agreeing on a program of reform of th...

American and European proponents of reducing non-strategic, or tactical, nuclear weapons, NSNW (especially those belonging to Russia) have stepped up their rhetoric in the past couple of years. The new NATO Strategic Concept, which was adopted at the Lisbon summit in November 2010, and the Senate re...

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