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(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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24.05.2016

“The humanitarian rhetoric has led to polarization in the NPT review process. A group of states with more radical approach regarding the nuclear disarmament is ready to delegitimize the possession of nuclear weapons through additional legal instruments. They have separated from a  wider group of states, which support increased pace of disarmament but are not ready for such drastic actions” — Alena Makhukova, PIR Center's Research Fellow.



20.05.2016

“During the last 17 years, it was confirmed that any state that wants to play at the top table of world politics must have sustainable and complex power base. Without it, there is no chance to lastingly join the leading powers of the world. During the same period the moral superiority of one system versus others has weakened. The moral superiority of the West has been undermined due to 17 years of interventions since 1999. There should not be any misunderstanding, those actions even when legally objectionable due to the absence of the approval of the UN Security Council, could be carried out under the assumption that democracy is better for the people than authoritarian rule, not to mention dictatorship” — Pal Dunay, Director of OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

12.05.2016

“Raúl Castro does not lose any possibility of criticizing American foreign policy towards Russia, the enlargement of NATO and the sanctions against Russia. The [Cuban] mentality of being principal may be too rigid, but people who are friends of Cuba can rely on Cuba” –  Santiago Pérez Benítez, Researcher of the Research Centre for International Policy. 

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Events

Midweek Brainstorming Session "New Priorities in Cuban Foreign Policy, Perspectives of the of Russian-Cuban Relations Development" Moscow, Russia 28.04.2016
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Zulkharneev, Albert F. image
Name: Zulkharneev, Albert F.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Director
Expertise:
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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