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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 Ch

Chronology

The successful launch of the first solid-fuel BM of the U.S. Army – TM Sergeant (range 140 km; nuclear charge yield 60 and 120 kilotons).
28.09.1961

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10.09.2020

Russian military doctrine, published in 2014, introduced the new notion of “system of non-nuclear deterrence”, which supposes political and military measures to prevent aggression against the Russian Federation from non-nuclear forces. According to the document “Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence”, which was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on June 2nd, 2020, high-precision non-nuclear and hypersonic weapons are among major military hazards. Since the beginning of 2020, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated more than once that Russian hypersonic weapons make missile defense systems useless. Following those documents and interviews, hypersonic weapons are becoming exactly the major factor of non-nuclear deterrence, at least for Russia. But, are hypersonic weapons capable of becoming the basis of non-nuclear deterrence? 

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  • 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
  • Position : Program Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - Central Asia
    - Illegal arms traffic
    - Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
    - Cyber security
    - Arms control
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Arms control
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XX Anniversary International School on Global Security — 2020

XX Anniversary International School on Global Security — 2020

PIR Center Alumni Meeting on October 3, 2020

Dear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

Roland Timerbaev: memory gallery

Roland Timerbaev, indisputable authority, teacher, and mentor, passed away a year ago. He was and remains number one for people involved in nuclear nonproliferation. Although today he is no longer with us, each of us remains with his rich heritage -...

The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

The purpose of the project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Rebuilding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

PIR Center continues to facilitate Russian-American dialogue on strategic security issues and NPT Review Process

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Educational breakthrough in the field of non-proliferation: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and PIR-Center have established a dual degree master’s programme in the sphere of non-proliferation.

Events schedule

Date Event
03.10.2020 PIR Center alumni meeting
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26.09.2020

AlumniDear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.



 
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