The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end.  
The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries...

Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US-Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War. Such stability is achieved by “seeking agreements that improve survivability, remove incentives for...

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Ponamarev, Sergey V. image
Affiliation : RUDN University
Position : Associate Professor
Biography :

Graduated from Humanities Faculty of Novosibirsk State University with specialization Historian. Lecturer of history with a knowledge of Chinese language” (2006), finished a post-graduate course at the RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies (2010) with specialization in International Relations. PhD in Political Sciences.

From July 2006 to September 2016 worked in a number of government institutions including Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Office at the Department for Nonproliferation And Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Military-Political Section of Russian Embassy to the USA. As a member of interdepartmental delegations participated in events organized by IAEA, Nuclear Suppliers Group and G8 nuclear security working group. 

In 2016-2019 - Head of Division for communications with media and state authorities in TENEX (Rosatom State Corporation). From January 2019 to March 2020 - Head of Department for communications in Vega Radio Engineering Corporation (Rostec State Corporation).  

Since September 2018 - Associate Professor of the RUDN University.