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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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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Abdykaimova, Nazira image
City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliation : Diplomatic Academy of the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, magister
Annayev, Atageldi K. image
City : Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, First Secretary
Bagiev, Artem V. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Position : international journalist
Dauletov, Serik A. image
City : Astana, Kazakhstan
Affiliation : Institute of Statehood, Security and Development, Nazrbayev Center, research fellow
Demidov, Vadim V. image
City : Minsk, Belarus
Affiliation : Belarusian State University, International Relations Department, student
Dyussembayeva, Assel S. image
City : Astana, Kazakhstan
Affiliation : Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, chief expert
Gasimov, Kamal T. image
City : Baku, Azerbaijan
Affiliation : Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, expert
Jamshitova, Ayperi J. image
City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliation : Kyrgyzstan Government International Cooperation Department, expert
Khachatryan, Armen K. image
City : Erevan, Armenia
Affiliation : International Military Cooperation Department, Defense Policy Authority, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, officer
Kosarev, Vyacheslav V. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, intern
Kukol, Semen Y. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Center for Near Abroad Research, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, research fellow
Lilly, Bilyana V. image
City : Sofia, Bulgaria
Affiliation : Oxford Analytica, expert
Makhukova, Alena V. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Research fellow
Preclik, Jiri image
City : Prague, the Czech Republic
Affiliation : Common Foreign and Security Policy Department, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, civil servant
Roskoshnaya, Maria S. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Rusatom Service JSC
Position : Head of Export Control Department
Biography :

The 3rd class adviser of state civil service. The graduate of the Moscow State University of Economy, Statistics and Computing, Institute of Management (2012). In 2014 graduated from the Financial University of the Government of Russian Federation and Vnesheconombank joint master degree program "Joint State-Private projects control". Successfully passed professional retraining in the Russian Academy of National Economy and Career Service under President of Russian Federation, and internship in the Institute of International Affairs and Development in Geneva. Participated in education program of the University of Georgia “Strategic trade management” (2011). Participated in the International Summer School at PIR Centre (2013). Interned at Vneshekonombank State Corporation (2014). In 2012-2015 worked as nuclear equipment adviser of the Department of export control of the Federal service on technical and export control of Russia. As a part of the delegation of Russian Federation participated in the Department of State program on “Export control and border security” and in the events conducted by the Russian-Chinese working group on export control and dual-use goods trade within Russian-Chinese commission on preparation of regular meetings of the chapters of governments. Awarded with second degree medal of the Federal service on technical and export control of Russia “For strengthening of state information protection system”. Successfully passed the qualification exam of FSTEC of Russia and was awarded a certificate of the export control specialist (records 36, 202, 1661 expertise). At present, Head of the Department of export control of the Rusatom Service JSC. 

Shadurskiy, Andrey V. image
City : Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Affiliation : International Relations Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, Senior lecturer of Chair of European studies
Shapiro, Natalia I. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : World Policy Department, Moscow State University, senior lecturer of Chair of foreign languages
Sharipov, Djamshed M. image
City : Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Affiliation : CIS States Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, attache at the CIS department
Skorokhodova, Olga N. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

Olga is a Ph.D student in the history and theory of international relations at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History. During the 2012-2013 academic year, she spent as a Fox International Fellowstudied at Yale University, at the MacMillan Center for International and Regional Studies. Olga participated in the PIR-Center International Summer School on Global Security in 2013. Her research interests embrace the energy politics and security policy in the Greater Middle East and Southeast Asia. Olga speaks Russian, English, French and Spanish. She has been an intern at PIR Center since October till December, 2013.

Sveshnikova, Yulia V. image
City : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
Iranian nuclear program
Middle East
Biography :

PhD in History. Graduated from the Law Faculty at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE) (2010), accomplished PhD program at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at HSE (2013), MA in Muslim World Issues at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC) at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (2016). Studied language at the Imam Khomeini International University (2011). Education Program Coordinator at PIR Center (2010). Research Fellow at HSE (since 2010). Area of expertise: Iran domestic politics, Iran nuclear program, Islamic culture and sociocultural development of Muslim countries, Malaysian politics. Proficient in Russian, English, and Persian.

Utebaev, Meder S. image
City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliation : Foreign Policy Department, the Kyrgyz Republic President Administration, Foreign policy department inspector
Viktor I. Zimin image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Russian Federation Embassy to the Republic of Azerbaijan, executive assistant
Volodkina, Daria Y. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Federal Unitary Enterprise “Institute of Strategic Stability” of Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation, research fellow
Yatsiv, Volodymyr O. image
City : Kiev, Ukraine
Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Directorate General for the Secretariat of the Minister, Third secretary of Minister's Secretariat Department