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I am going to talk about Afghanistan, about the possible influences of Afghanistan on Central Asia and also about Russian policy in the region, regarding the situation in Afghanistan.  We’re not going to catch up on the whole situation in Afghanistan.  We are more concerned about the northern provin...

When the Barack Obama administration came to power in 2009, it had yet to formulate its own strategy for Central Asia. In 2009-2012 it more or less stuck to the policies whose foundations were laid under George W. Bush. Under those policies, Afghanistan remained the top U.S. priority, and all the st...

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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.

10.05.2016

Russia is following all of the developments in Afghanistan with great attention.  In recent years, this attentiveness was supplemented by the readiness to engage with anyone who is interested in talking rather than shooting.  At the same time, Russia does not accept any obligations.  It is like a visit to a museum; you look at everything with great attention, but you do not touch.  Some people might say that this is a passive position, others – that the position lacks responsibility.  However, I believe that there is a certain logic in it. Intervening and leaving the job half-done is worse, than not intervening at all.” – Dr. Ivan Safranchuk, member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.

19.11.2015

“Over the years of our close cooperation, I ascertain that discussions promoted by PIR Center with the involvement of experts from different areas, like national administration, academic and military communities as well as non-governmental pundits, contribute to nonproliferation initiatives and to countering new challenges and threats to peace and security. PIR Center’s brainchild is in high-demand, and the Advisory Board conclusions and recommendations are important for ensuring our country’s interests and security. I acknowledge my willingness to become a member of the Advisory Board and participate in its work” - Victor Vasiliev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

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Events

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
Member of the PIR Center Advisory Board Dr. Ivan Safranchuk speaks at the “Trialogue” Club International meeting on "Development of the situation in Afghanistan and security threats to Central Asia. Russian security policy in the region" 14.04.2016
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Safranchuk, Ivan A. image
Name: Safranchuk, Ivan A.
City: Moscow, Russia
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of World Politics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Biography :

PhD in Political Science. 1998 - graduated from MGIMO University of the MFA of Russia. 1997-2001 - a research associate at PIR Center, then PIR Center "Nuclear Arms Control" project director. From 2001 to 2006 served as a head of Moscow office of the Center for Defense Information. Since 2003 he has taught at MGIMO (currently assistant professor of international political processes of MGIMO). Since 2007, publishes "The Great Game: politics, business, security in Central Asia" journal. Author of more than 40 scientific and methodical works in Russian and more than 20 scientific papers in foreign languages, published in Russia, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway and Sweden on the Russian-American and Russian-Chinese relations, nuclear policy, nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, European security, Central Asia, Afghanistan, private military companies, and energy.

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