(Report based on materials of the IV Moscow International Security Conference held under the auspices of the Russian MoD)

As the international situation continues to deteriorate and the general crisis of the world order gathers momentum, it becomes especially important to exchange views and assessme...

Action 22: All states are encouraged to implement the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (A/57/124) regarding the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education, in order to advance the goals of the treaty in support of achievi...

The Afghan problem – both in terms of the country's own future and its implications for regional and international security – is becoming increasingly urgent in connection with the pullout of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from the country.
On April 5, 2014 Afghanistan held the fi...

On December 11, 2013 Trialogue Club International and its members celebrate the Club’s 20th anniversary. Trialogue began as the Moskovskiye Novosti newspaper’s exclusive information project before being taken over by PIR Center and earning itself a reputation as a prestigious international club, wit...

The year 2012 marks the ten-year anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 57/60 and the UN Secretary General's report on disarmament and non-proliferation education. At the very beginning of the 21st century, it became clear that a new wave of interest in atomic energy, dubbed the "nuclear rena...

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“The WMD and Nonproliferation class organized and delivered by PIR Center in partnership with the MGIMO University was and exceptional educational experience. The well-organized and rich course outline along with very educative and exclusive reading materials supplied made this course a very productive one. It was a magnificent and unique experience to receive lectures from some of the top experts in the field of non-proliferation” — Umut Aslan, student of “Governance and Global Affairs” M.A. in International Affairs at the MGIMO University. 


“We work closely with Russian, Chinese American, European and Central Asian think tanks. The Memorandum we have signed with PIR Center serves as an extension to our practical cooperation, a development for joint research and education programs that enhance mutual understanding between our countries. This work not only facilitates expert dialogue but also promotes development of human capital,” – Timur Shaymergenov, Deputy Director of the Library of the First President of Republic of Kazakhstan – The Leader of the Nation.


“PIR Center actively works within the framework of the United Nations and has a consultative status with the ECOSOC. We are ready to continue supporting UN activities, participate in programs of the United Nations Association of Russia, implement academic, information and educational projects with our partners to strengthen peace and international security” – Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center’s Director.

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Name: Zulkharneev, Albert F.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Director
Central Asia
Water and energy security
Biography :

Albert Zulkharneev graduated from the Faculty of World Politics and World Economy of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. Graduated with the Master degree from the International Relations Department of the Ural State University and got Master degree in History from Central European University (2007, Budapest, Hungary). In 2003-2005 participated in international courses of Farsi language and literature. Since 2007 was intern in the  PIR Center. In August - December 2011 scholar of the Program for teaching and research at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. PIR Center Education and Training Program Director, PIR Center Executive Director in 2013-2015. PIR Center Director since April, 2015. 04/15

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