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The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

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Terrorism has been a threat to Russia since the 19th century. Taking on different forms – from the revolutionary Narodnaya Volya to national separatism with an infusion of Wahhabism in Chechnya to jihadist semi-criminal groups of North Caucasus – it has arguably influenced the pace and ...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. Today, new challenges – e.g., international terrorism, the crises in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Syria – are adding to the old and deeply rooted problems created by the Arab-Israeli conflict. The un...

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Buzhinskiy, Evgeny P. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Chairman of the Executive Board, PIR Center; Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
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 RF . 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 – leading research fellow 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.

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Evgeny P. Buzhinsky celebrates his 70th birthday

 

Duarte Sergio image
City : Brasilia
Affiliation : Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Position : President
Biography :

A career diplomat, who from July 2007 to February 2012 served as United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Ambassador Duarte served the Brazilian Foreign Service for forty eight years. He was the Ambassador of Brazil in a number of countries, including Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia, China, Canada, Nicaragua, Switzerland, the United States, Argentina and Italy. In addition, he has been posted as the Brazilian representative to several International organizations, focusing on disarmament issues. From 1999 to 2000, he was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA. Ambassador Duarte was a representative in international organizations on disarmament issues. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2012.

Dunay Pal image
City : Bishkek
Affiliation : Director of OSCE Academy
Biography :

Previously - Director, International Training Course (ITC), Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Between July 2004 and the beginning of 2007 he was Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Between July 1996 and 2004 he was Course Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy. In 1991 he was Head of the Security Policy Department of the Hungarian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. His first thesis addressed the verification of the CFE treaty. His second one addressed Hungary's neighbourhood policy after the system change. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

Kortunov, Andrey V. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
Biography :

Doctor of History. PIR Center Advisory Board member. Graduated from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs in 1979. In 1982 - 1995 - Junior research associate, then Senior research associate, the Head of Department 1995-1997 - Deputy Direcrtor, The Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, RAS. Scientific interests - international relations, donestic and international policy of Russia, Russian-Anerican relations. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2003. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

Makgetlaneng Sehlare image
City : Pretoria
Affiliation : Head, Governance and Democracy Research Program, Africa Institute of South Africa
Biography :

A Chief Research Specialist and Head of the Governance and Democracy research programme at the Africa Institute of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Holds PhD in Political Science, with African Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Economy and International Relations. He has published extensively on the South African economic transformation, South Africa–Africa political, economic and trade relations, African continental and Southern African regional integration, South Africa's Africa policy, the United States' Africa policy, Africa's development initiatives from the Lagos Plan of Action for Economic Development of Africa to the New Partnership for Africa's Development, socio-political and economic conflicts, and the reconstruction and development of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe. He is a member of the International Relations Subcommittee of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. He also serves as a member of the ANC Task Team on the Pan-African Parliament. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2012.

 

Nikolai Zlobin image
City : USA
Affiliation : Center on Global Interests
Position : President
Biography :

a Russian-American political expert, journalist  working from Washington, D.C.. He is the author of numerous books, articles and essays on politics, history and global security. During his career, he has worked at a number of prominent universities and think-tanks based in Russia and the U.S. He has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune. In late 2012, Zlobin founded the Center on Global Interests, a Washington, D.C.-based center for research and analysis of global affairs particularly focused on U.S.-Russia relations.

Sager Abdulaziz image
City : Jeddah
Affiliation : Chairman and Founder, Gulf Research Center, President of Sager Group Holding
Biography :

Chairman and Founder, Gulf Research Center, President of Sager Group Holding, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In November 2003, Dr. Sager was appointed as a member of the Makkah Province Council. In addition, he serves as a member on the advisory board of the Arab Thought Foundation; the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF); the Faculty of Economics and Administration of King Abdulaziz University; the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); the German Orient Foundation; and on the advisory group for the 4th Arab Human Development Report for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Dr. Sager has special research interest in Gulf strategic issues and is a regular contributor and commentator to international and regional media. He is the author of numerous publications. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

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