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...

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...

After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end.  
The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries...

Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US-Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War. Such stability is achieved by “seeking agreements that improve survivability, remove incentives for...

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Gabuev, Alexander T. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Head, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center
Biography :

MA in Chinese History. Graduated from Moscow State University (2009). MA in Stock Markets and Investments, Higher School of Economics (2013). Started his career at Kommersant daily newspaper in 2007 working as a senior diplomatic reporter, covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy. Was a member of Dmitry Medvedev’s president press corps. Was deputy foreign editor at Kommersant and a member of the editorial board of the Kommersant publishing house2012-2014 – deputy editor in chief, Kommersant-Vlast magazine. Was a nonresident visiting research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), a lecturer on Chinese energy policy and political culture at the Moscow State University. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.

Mostinskaya, Olga S. image
City : Moscow
Expertise :
Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
Biography :

Studied linguistics and cross-cultural communication in the Moscow State Linguistic University (graduated in 2003). In 1999-2000 was a non-degree visiting student at the Faculty of Social and Political Science of ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles). From 2005 served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, resigned as Counsellor of the Department of Language Services in 2015. Freelanced as conference interpreter for the UN, the FAO, the IAEA, the EBRD, the EU, the CE, the OECD.

Stapran, Natalia image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Russian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center
Position : Director
Biography :

PhD in History. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Completed internship at Yamagata University. In 2002-2004 – served as senior analyst at the Embassy of Russian Federation (Tokyo, Japan). Was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of G-20/G-8 Russian Presidential Expert Council. Has PGCertHE from London School of Economics and Political Studies (London). Associate Professor at the Department of Oriental studies, MGIMO University, since 2005; Teaches courses in English: “Regionalism in Asia-Pacific”, “Russian Foreign Policy in Asia and Africa”. Director of Russian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (RASC), Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Published several papers in Russian and English on international relations in the Asia-Pacific Region, American policy in Asia, Russian foreign policy in the East. Her latest book is “The Integration Processes in the Asia-Pacific Region” (Moscow, 2011).

Voskresensky, Stanislav S. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Position : Deputy Minister
Biography :

In 1998 graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics. In 1995 - 1999 - Carried out tax assessment functions for Russian and foreign audit companies. 1999 - 2004 - the Financial Director in organizations responsible for implementation of special-purpose underground engineering and construction works. 2004 - 2008 - the Administrative Assistant, the Deputy Director of the Presidential Experts Directorate. 2008 - 2012 - the Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation.  2012 - 2014 - the Deputy Authorized Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-Western Federal District. From 19 August 2014 - the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The Director of the Executive Secretariat representing Russia in the Intergovernmental Russian-Chinese Commission for Investment Cooperation, the Director of the Work Group for Russia's economic interests promotion in the Asia-Pacific Region for Governmental Commission for Economic Development and Integration.