Experts trying to predict what Afghanistan’s future will look like once NATO troops leave the country typically assume that a great deal will depend on the results of the April 2014 presidential election. Analysts agree that the main problems facing the current Afghan government – corruption, poor g...
The study analyses lessons learned from the application of various international mechanisms to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and strengthen nuclear security. The study also outlines several proposals for improving the effectiveness of these mechanisms.
Since January 20, 2014 the implementation of the interim agreement between Iran and P5+1 is under way. Now the main question should be: what do we expect next? In this paper I tried to briefly elaborate on the possible scenarios for the next 6 to 12 months. I would like to notice that it is a very s...
The topic of my speech - foreign policy priorities and the soft power of Russia. I'm certainly not going to talk about Russia's foreign policy, because I am not authorized as the head of the federal agency, it is the competence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I would like to talk about the new p...
Postgraduate student on the Faculty of Political Science at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) since 2010. He received his undergraduate degree from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University. From 2011-2012, he held the position of Project Coordinator at Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS) under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Since 2012, he has served as an expert to the Comission on Information Security and Cybercrime in the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). Oleg has participated in a number of other educational programs, including the Center for International and Regional Politics's (CIRP) Winter School in 2011 and the PIR Center International Summer School on Global Security in 2012. In 2011, Oleg participated in the CSCAP Working Group on Cybersecurity, and since 2011 has been a participant in the international project “A Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers” under the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (PRIF) (through 2014). Oleg is the author of a number of research articles on information security, global internet governance, and BRICS development in the PIR Center’s Security Index journal and other publications. Oleg serves as the Secretary of PIR Center's Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under the Center's Advisory Board since 2012. In 2012-2013 was "International Information Security and Global Internet Governance" Program Coordinator, since September, 2013 - "International Information Security and Global Internet Governance" Program Director. 09/13
Rose Gottemoeller was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, on April 6, 2009. She was the chief negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation. Since 2000, she had been with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She most recently was a senior associate in the Carnegie Russia & Eurasia Program in Washington, D.C., where she worked on U.S.–Russian relations and nuclear security and stability. She also served as the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center from January 2006 – December 2008. Before joining the Endowment in October 2000, Ms. Gottemoeller was deputy undersecretary for defense nuclear nonproliferation in the U.S. Department of Energy. Previously, she served as the department's assistant secretary for nonproliferation and national security, with responsibility for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States. In 1994-1997, deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, United Kingdom). In 1993-1994, director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs of the U.S. National Security Council. Research interests: nuclear nonproliferation and strategic security. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 1994.
Mikhail is an experienced attorney and specialist in the field of information security. He is the PayPal IRM Director, earlier - vice president of the Mail.ru Group and previously served as president of the Coordination Center of the Russian Top-Level Domain (RU), DST Advisors Managing Director. Mikhail focuses on information rights issues, including access to information. He has co-authored the drafts of most of Russia's legislation on information technology. Previously, he was employed at Microsoft Russia, where he was responsible for the corporation's cooperation with governmental authorities in Russia and other CIS states. Mikhail represented the Russian Federation in the G8 working group on legal issues, and in 2004, he was a member of the working group on Internet governance established by the U.N. Secretary-General. Mikhail serves as the Chair of PIR Center's Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under the Center's Advisory Board since 2012.
Albert Zulkharneev graduated from the Faculty of World Politics and World Economy of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. 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 since 2013. 04/13