Now when the U.S. presidential elections are over the fate of the START Treaty and nuclear arms control, in general, has become clearer.

The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021, and only a few months ago there was little doubt that it would be the end of it. The Trump administratio...

Vladimir Orlov: “Russia and the United States should resume a comprehensive dialogue on global nuclear proliferation threats” image

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to Security Index journal.


SECURITY INDEX: In your recent op-ed column, co-authored with Sergey Semenov and published by Kommersant Daily, you stated that “Russia and the United States, as major nuclear-weapo...

Vladimir Orlov, Sergey Semenov

PIR Center experts Vladimir Orlov and Sergey Semenov discuss the prospects for the Russian-American dialogue on arms control.

President Trump`s legacy in arms control resembles smoldering ruins. And the ruins are covered with a dense fog. For the first time since the end of the Cold War Moscow and W...

Russian International Affairs Council

July 1, 2020


For Russia, the military developments and strategies of the United States recreate those challenges and threats that the USSR associated with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Adopted in 1984, the SDI programme involved...

Towards Global Security Through Equal Rights and Consensus image

The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. Today one may unequivocally say that the unipolar project, which has been constructed by the USA with the help of its allies, did not materialize.  There began the construction of a more just multipo...

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Trenin, Dmitry V. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Director, Carnegie Moscow Center
Biography :

Candidate of Historical Sciences. He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993-1997, Trenin held posts as a Senior Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. He served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, including experience working as a liaison officer in the External Relations Branch of the Group of Soviet Forces (stationed in Potsdam) and as a staff member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva from 1985 to 1991. He also taught at the war studies department of the Military Institute from 1986 to 1993. Dmitry Trenin received his Ph.D. from the Institute of the USA and Canada in 1984. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

Tsygichko Vitaliy image
Affiliation : Chief Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for System Analysis
Biography :

PhD in Technical Science, professor. Expert of the Russian Foreign Ministry on the information security.  Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Born in 1933. In 1961 he graduated from the FE Dzerzhinsky Military Academy. In 1966  defended the thesis. Since 1967 worked at the Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense. In 1976 defended the doctoral dissertation. Retired colonel. In 1988-1991 headed the independent Research Center of National Security. In 1992-1993 worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) as a director of the international program "Support of the solutions in the field of international security and strategic stability." In 1995-2001 – an expert at the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Research interests are the methodological and methodical problems of mathematical modeling of social and economic processes; decision making theory; applied systems analysis; the theory and methods of social and economic forecasting; the problems of national security and strategic stability; the problems of information security; geopolitics, etc. The author of seven monographs and more than 200 articles. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012.