President of PIR Center, Editor-in-Chief of Security Index journal, Director of Centre russe d'etudes politiques
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear energy sector
Iranian nuclear program
Russian-US security relations
Russian foreign policy
Myanmar in international politics
Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov’s expertise is in the area of international security and Russia’s foreign policy. He focuses his research on major threats and challenges to international security, primarily, nuclear nonproliferation, including Iranian nuclear program and US-Russian relations.
Dr. Orlov founded PIR Center in 1994 and since then he has been heading the organization’s work in Moscow, Russia, currently as PIR Center’s President. Since 2006 he also heads the Center's European branch based in Geneva, Centre russe d'etudes politiques. Orlov is a member of the PIR Center's Executive Board. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index journal since 1994 (until 2007 published under the name Nuclear Control (Yaderny Kontrol)). He is a member of the Russian Pugwash Committee under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences; a member of the Russian National Committee for BRICS Studies Research Council; a member of the Monterey Nonproliferation Strategy Group; a member of the Trialogue Club International which he founded in 1993; a member of the Washington Quarterly Editorial Board; a member of International Nuclear Energy Academy (INEA); a member of the Board on Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SUPR).
Starting 1995, Dr. Orlov attends the NPT Review Conferences. During the 2010 NPT Review Conference, Dr. Orlov served as a member of the official delegation of the Russian Federation, and he has served as a member of the Russian Federation’s delegation to the 2012 and 2013 Preparatory Committees.
Dr. Orlov has a PhD in Political Science. Dr. Orlov is constantly engaged in teaching and educational activities, giving lectures on Russian foreign policy and on nuclear nonproliferation. He gives lectures on a regularly basis in Moscow, Geneva, and Bishkek. Vladimir Orlov is executive editor and co-author of the Nuclear Nonproliferation textbook in two volumes, second edition of which was released in 2003; the textbook’s third edition is scheduled for release in 2013.
He is the author (or coauthor) of more than a dozen books and monographs and nearly three hundred research papers and articles in the media. Recently, articles by Dr. Orlov, in addition to those that have been published in PIR Centter’s Security Index journal, were published in the International Affairs (Mezhdunarodnaya Zhizn) journal, Russia in Global Affairs magazine, the Washington Quarterly magazine, Seguridad Internacional journal, and his columns regularly appear in the Kommersant daily newspaper. (04/13)