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Way Out of the Arms Control Pandemic image

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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Arkhangelsky, Nikolai V. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : State Atomic Energy Corporation
Position : Advisor, Directorate for Scientific and Technical Complex, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
Biography :

Graduated from Moscow Engineering Physical University (MEPhI). Worked in I.V. Kurchatov National Research Institute.  Worked in IAEA as an expert. Participated in elaborating of nuclear research reactors in Russia and abroad.

Berdennikov Grigory V. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation
Position : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ambassador at Large
Biography :

Grigory V. BERDENNIKOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). 1993-1998 served as a Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva,  Switzerland. In 1992-1993 and 1999-2001 was in office for Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 1998-1999 Director, Department of Security and Disarmament Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 2001-2007 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International organizations in Vienna, Austria. Representative of the Russian Federation in the IAEA Board of Governors since 2003. Ambassador-at-Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation since 2007.

Buzhinskiy, Evgeny P. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
Expertise :
Political and military aspects of international security
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Military cooperation
Russia-NATO relations
START Treaty
Missile Defense
Military Use of the Outer Space
European security
Biography :

Lieutenant-General (Retired), Ph.D. Military Sciences. In the Armed Services since 1968. Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, M.V. Frunze Military academy. 1976-1992 – served in different positions in the General Staff of the USSR and Russian Federation. From 1992 to 2002 – served in positions of: Senior Officer, Deputy Head of Direction, Head of Direction, Deputy Head of Department, Head of the International Treaties Department of  the Russian Ministry of Defense. Promoted to the rank of Major-General in 2000, to the rank of Lt.-General – in 2003. In 2002 he was appointed on the position of Head of the International Treaties Department – Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. Retired from active duty in 2009. In 2009-2017 - PIR Center Consultant, then Senior vice-president. PIR Center's Chairman of the Executive Board since 2014. From 2016 – Associate professor and Head of Center for Applied Political-Military Research of School of World Politics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University.  Deputy CEO of "Vega Radio Engineering Corporation" from  2009 to 2018. Vice-President of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).  Expertise: arms control, political and military aspects of international security, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, military use of the outer space, Russia-NATO, Russia-U.S., Russia-China relations. 10/20

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Evgeny P. Buzhinsky celebrates his 70th birthday

 

de Klerk Piet image
City : Netherlands
Affiliation : Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Netherlans
Position : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Sherpa for the preparations of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit
Biography :

Mr. Piet de Klerk is the Sherpa for the preparations of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit which will be held in The Hague in March 2014.

From 2003-2007 Mr. de Klerk was Ambassador at Large for Human Rights at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and after that (2007-2011) he was Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York. Between August 2011 and August 2013 he was the Netherlands Ambassador in Jordan.

From 1998 to 2003  he was Director of the Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna. 

In the earlier phases of his career he was Counselor at the Netherlands Embassy in Bonn, Head of the Arms Control Section at the Ministry and First Secretary/Counselor at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the IAEA, in Vienna. From 1992-1998 he was a member of SAGSI, the IAEA Standing Advisory Group on Safeguards Implementation. During the year 2011-2012 he was Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

He has an MSc, Physics (1977, cum laude) and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam (1978).  He also studied philosophy there.

Hamelink Sven image
City : Amsterdam
Affiliation : Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
Position : National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Biography :

Sven Hamelink has been working on a variety of topics in the field of CBRN and (homemade) Explosives issues (e.g. counterterrorism, security, crisis management) both on the national and international level since 2005. Under his supervision all of the projects of the national CBRN programme have been implemented, including for example enhancing the security of CBRN facilities, the development of CBRN Awareness tools, development of CBRN training courses, international CBRN exercises. Since 2010 he is the programme manager of The Netherlands’ national CBRN/E programme. Sven Hamelink is also the Dutch representative to several international CBRN fora, for example the EU CBRN Advisory Group and several subgroups, the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, BTWC Implementation Support Unit, several EUROPOL and INTERPOL trainings and expert meetings. In his role as programme manager CBRN he was a speaker at various international meetings such as the round table meetings of the Centres of Excellence in Montenegro and Algeria.

Kovchegin Dmitry image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Independent consultan
Expertise :
Nuclear safety
Biography :

Graduated from the Moscow Engeneering and Physics Institute, program on security, accounting and controls of nuclear materials and nonproliferation. 1999 - intern at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). Worked as a Research Fellow at PIR Center (1999-2002) and the Belfer center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Since 2004 supports implementation of multiple nuclear security cooperation programs in Russia and other FSU countries as a consultant in the Moscow office of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and as independent consultant since 2013. Member of PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety (2012-2015). Member of PIR Center Advisory Board since 2015.

Kuchinov, Vladimir P. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Member of the Central Board, Nuclear Society of Russia
Expertise :
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear energy sector
Nuclear safety
Biography :

In 2008-2018 - Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy. In 1998-2002 - Deputy Head, since 2002 - Head of the Department of International and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy. In 2004-2008 Head of the section for International cooperation of Federal Agency on Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 - Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna. Employee of the IAEA in 1980-1985 and in 1994-1998. In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist. 

Schraver Marco image
City : Amsterdam
Affiliation : Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
Position : Nuclear security policy coordinator
Biography :

Marco Schraver (Zierikzee, the Netherlands, 1960) has been the Nuclear Security policy coordinator at the Ministry of Economic Affairs since 2009. The Ministry’s task is inter alia the proper implementation of the Nuclear Energy Act, which includes all policy activities regarding nuclear security. Marco Schraver is responsible for the development of a accurate and well-coordinated policy in the field of nuclear security regarding nuclear plants, nuclear transport and the security of radioactive substances and sources. Marco’s previous positions include project manager of the development and implementation of the DBT Cyber Threat in the Nuclear Sector in the Netherlands (September 2012 – May 2013). He is also currently project leader for the adjustment of the Ministerial Regulation on Nuclear Security (Aanpassing Ministeriële Regeling Nucleaire Beveiliging) (2012 – present). This adjustment of the Ministerial Regulation transposes IAEA-recommendations in the field of INCFIRC/225-revision 5 into Dutch rules and regulations. At the moment he participates in the NSS team of the Netherlands. In addition, Marco maintains contacts between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Nuclear Industry Summit. Marco is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the NIS. Between 2001 and 2009, Marco was responsible for national security policy for chemical plants and precursors

van Dartel Ron image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow
Position : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Biography :

Date of birth 5 January 1953. Place of birth     Amersfoort. Civil state: married, 1 child; son. Languages                            English, German, French. Education: University of Utrecht: Masters degree in Law (European and Economic Law). Work Experience: 1979-1996 - Ministry of Economic Affairs. Different positions in the field of European integration and bilateral relations with European countries. 1996: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director European Relations (during Netherlands EU-presidency chairman of South East European political council working group in Brussels). September 2000: Deputy Director-General for Bilateral and Country Policies. September 2001: Deputy Director-General for Bilateral Relations and Consular Affairs. August 2002: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Berlin, Minister Plenipotentiary (Deputy Head of Mission). September 2006: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Belgrade, Ambassador. August 2010: Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the OSCE. Permanent Representative/ Ambassador. August 2013 - Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Moscow, Ambassador. External activities include: Visiting lecturer at the Amsterdam School of International Relations (ASIR, postdoctoral University Programme, University of Amsterdam); Visiting lecturer at the “External EU-relations” Program, Europa Institute RU Leiden; Member of the Study Group “International Economic Relations” of the University of Amsterdam.

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