Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Iranian nuclear program
Russian-US security relations
Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
Myanmar in international politics
International security policy of the Russian Federation
Russian-European security relations
Russian foreign policy and the Middle East (including the Gulf region)
Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East
BRICS's perspectives on peace and security
Assessment of best international practices on fighting corruption
Building new European security architecture
Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov is expert in international security and Russia’s foreign policy. His research areas include major threats and challenges to international security, primarily, nuclear nonproliferation.
Dr. Orlov founded PIR Center, a private think-tank dealing with global security and foreign policy, in 1994 and was the institute’s Director (President) until April 2015 when he decided to step down as PIR Center’s CEO while remaining on Center’s Executive Board and concentrating on specific nuclear nonproliferation and other projects as Center’s Special Advisor.
Since 2014, Dr. Orlov is the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Orlov is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (since 2015). He is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Nuclear Security at the World Economic Forum (since 2014). Dr. Orlov is a member of the Trialogue Club International, which he founded in 1993. He is the Director (since 2006) of the Centre russe d'etudes politiques, a Geneva-based research and consultancy association.
Dr. Orlov is a member (since 2014) of the Advisory Board of the Government of the Russian Federation. He is a member (since 2014) of the Advisory Board on the Corruption Prevention under the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the President’s Office of the Russian Federation.
He is a member of the Russian National Committee for BRICS Studies Research Council; a member of the Russian Public Committee “UN-70”; Advisor to the Russian delegation at the NPT Review Conferences (2010; 2015) and at the sessions of the NPT Preparatory Committee (2012-2014); a member of the Russian Council of Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP); a member of International Nuclear Energy Academy (INEA); a member of the Russian Pugwash Committee under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); a member of the Advisory Board of the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF); a member of the Washington Quarterly Editorial Board.
In 1994, Dr. Orlov founded Security Index journal (until 2007 published under the title Yaderny Kontrol). He was its editor-in-chief until 2015, and currently is a member of journal’s Editorial Board.
Dr. Orlov is constantly engaged in teaching and educational activities, giving lectures and expert comments on Russian foreign policy and on nuclear nonproliferation within Russia and abroad. He gives lectures in Moscow on a regularly basis, particularly at the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs (MGIMO) of the Russian Foreign Ministry where he is Academic Director of the module on WMD proliferation for MA students. He also gives lectures in Geneva, Bishkek, and Monterey. Vladimir Orlov is executive editor and co-author of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Textbook in two volumes (the 3rd edition, 2013; the 4th expanded edition is scheduled for 2016).
He is the author (or coauthor) of more than a dozen books and monographs and nearly three hundred research papers, essays, and columns. Articles by Dr. Orlov have been published in Security Index journal, International Affairs (Mezhdunarodnaya Zhizn) journal, Russia in Global Affairs magazine, the Washington Quarterly journal, and Seguridad Internacional journal, among others. His columns and comments regularly appear at the Kommersant daily newspaper. Dr. Orlov is on Twitter and Facebook, and his blog is on PIR Center’s website. (10/15)