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This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms c...

 

PIR Center conducted an interview with Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, Senior Advisor on International Relations to the Leader of the Opposition and Daily FT Columnist (Colombo, Sri Lanka). Since March 2022, Dayan Jayatilleka has been a member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.

In an interview with him, we ...

In an Vladimir Orlov's interview, director of PIR Center, with Jorge Ferrer, a journalist of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the issues of the risks of using nuclear weapons against the background of the Ukrainian conflict are touched upon. We also talked about how the Chekhov rifle differs from nu...

PIR Center conducted an interview with Professor Mustafa Kibaroglu, Ph.D in International Relations, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at the MEF University in Istanbul, a PIR Center Advisory Board member. We discussed the possibility of exporting U.S. nuclear tec...

Today, on May 20, Colonel General, PIR Center Board Member, Advisor to ANO «Aspect-conversion» Evgeny Petrovich Maslin would have turned 85 years old. He was going to celebrate this anniversary as beautifully and cheerfully as he did 5 years ago, when he celebrated his 80th birthday... On this speci...

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Evstafiev, Dmitry G. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Department of Integrated Communications, The Higher School of Economics
Position : Professor
Biography :

Doctor of Political Science. Prof., National Research University - Higher School of Economics, earlier - vice president of KROS Public Relations Development Company. Leading expert on the military and political facets of Russian national security, U.S. foreign and military policy, and regional aspects of nuclear nonproliferation. In 2001-2008 worked as Director of the Techsnabexport (TENEX) Public Relations Department and Deputy Director General of the National Laboratory for Foreign Policy. An experienced editor, he is a co-author of several books and monographs, and an author of several articles as well as publications in Russian and foreign academic and political press. In 1995-2003 he was a PIR Center senior research associate. PIR Center Security Index Editorial Board Member. 12/17

Khlopkov, Anton V image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Director, Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS)
Biography :

Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK). Highly qualified expert specializing in Iran's nuclear program and Russian-Iranian cooperation in the sphere of nuclear energy. His research to date has also focused on regional aspects of WMD nonproliferation and Global Partnership issues. Has a great deal of experience in publishing. Author of the monographs Iran's Nuclear Missile Ambitions and Russian National Interests (2006) and The Iranian Nuclear Program and Russian-American Relations (2001). 

Mansurov, Pavel A. image
Biography :

Post-graduate student at the Institute of History and Political Sciences (New History and International Relations Department), Tyumen State University. In 2001-2002 studied at Institute of Political Sciences of Rennes (France). In 2004 passed internship at Department of External Relations of Tyumen region Administration and Russian MFA Office in Urals Federal District. Research interests: European integration, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Contemporary International Relations, National Security, World Politics.

Perfilyev Nikita image
City : Vienna, Austria
Affiliation : Associate External Relations Officer at the CTBTO
Biography :

In 2006 participated in PIR Center International Summer School, PIR Center intern from January till July, 2007. Graduated from Tomsk State University with major in International Relations. In 2004-2005 studied at Elon University (North Carolina, USA). Participant of the 2005 and 2006 Siberian regional student conference on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons organized with support from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Research interests include China's non-proliferation policy, China's nuclear doctrine, and Russian energy policy. Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "Security Index" Journal at the PIR Center (2007 – 2008). Intern at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in 2010. Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (2008-2010). Research Associate at the Monterey Institute of International Studies James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (2010-2011). Since April 2011 Associate External Relations Officer at the CTBTO in Vienna.


Ruchkin, Sergey image
Biography :

In the first 10 years of professional activities was involved in R&D projects on metallurgy and physics of nuclear fuels and reactor structural materials. In the following years participated in various international projects on: Nuclear and radiation safety, including the International Nuclear Safety Programme (INSP) to make safety assessments of Soviet-designed nuclear power plants (IAEA, Russian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (GAN), Operational safety of NPPs (World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), Development of a Russian nuclear submarines decommissioning strategy (IBRAE RAS), Development and implementation of a Rosatom nuclear materials and services export strategy (JSC “Techsnabexport” (TENEX).

Satanovsky, Yevgeny Y. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : President, President, The Middle East Institute (MEI)
Biography :

Candidate of Economics, Advisory Board member Founder and President of ARIEL GROUP; President of the Institute for Middle East Studies; Vise-President of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC); Member of the Russian Society of Friends of Arab States; Member of the Center for Oriental Literature of the Russian National Library; Author of the monographs: Israel in Contemporary World Politics: Probable Strategic Adversaries and Strategic Partners, 2001; The Economy of Israel in the 1990s, 1999; and more than 50 articles published between 1987 and the present in academic collections and periodicals in Russia, Israel, and the US. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2006.

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