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In this issue of Russia Confidential, we continue our review of highlights of the 4th Moscow Conference on International Security attended by leading security experts, military specialists, and decision-makers from 86 countries.
The focus of this issue is on information security - which was for the f...

On April 26-27 an event took place in Moscow that brought together the leading military specialists and practitioners in the field of international security from 86 countries - the Russian MoD’s VI Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS). While last year’s conference was attended by more ...

(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...

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News

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.

30.03.2017

“The first risk we can identify in the region is the risk of a “war by mistake”. Constant military exercises, huge concentration of forces, regular accidents can lead to an armed conflict,” – expert on the DPRK military capabilities, Vladimir Khrustalev.

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Events

PIR Center holds 16th International School on Global Security — 2016, September 24 – October 2 02.10.2016
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Expert

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

Research Fellow at the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Graduated from the Faculty of World Politics and World Economy of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. In 2008 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. Participant of sessions of the Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review Conference 2012-2013 and the 2015 NPT Review Conference. The organizer: of the PIR Center International School on Global Security, of the programs for improving professional skills of Central Asian specialists, of the course on global security of the international session of the youth forum "Seliger", of the joint educational course of the PIR Center and MGIMO "nonproliferation of WMD" and a Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies (MGIMO - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey - PIR Center). 06/17

Expert's commentaries

The spring of 2008 was a time of growing tensions and the emergence of new negative factors. All this resulted in the decrease of the index. Members of the PIR Center International Expert Group Marian Abisheva, Fulvio Attina, Dayan Jayatilleka, Konstantin Eggert, William Potter, Abdulaziz Sager, and...

Growing food prices, the risk of starvation for millions of people and dramatic consequences of natural disasters in Myanmar and China added to political problems and resulted in further decline of the index. Members of the International Expert Group – Konstantin Eggert, Dayan Jayatilleka, Andrey Ko...

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