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"The message of the President to the Federal Assembly became a call to the West, a warning and at the same time a call to return to dialogue as equals, if not on economic issues, at least on military issues", – PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director Vadim Kozyulin.


"If the previous Nuclear Posture Review adopted under President Obama envisioned decreasing role of nuclear weapons and reduction of nuclear arsenals, the new one suggests that nuclear weapons are an essential tool for ensuring US security, and they should be used for a variety of purposes. The reduction of nuclear stockpiles under the NPT is not foreseen in this document. The Review also argues that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty will not be ratified," – PIR Center’s Consultant Andrey Baklitskiy claims.


"The United States and Russia have managed to cooperate on nonproliferation even amid grave political crises since such cooperation always was and remains indispensable to the preservation and success of the nonproliferation regime. Whenever the two countries, divided by broader political disagreements, failed to compartmentalize their relations and keep nonproliferation dialogue intact, they would also fail to achieve common nonproliferation-related goals, something they cannot allow to happen today,” Mr. Adlan Margoev, PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director.


“The current state of US-Russian relations is depressive and stimulating. Depressing because there’s so little optimism in the expert community, and there’s so much concern that we are heading in the direction that neither of us really seems to want but neither of us can avoid. And that direction seems to be bringing us to the potential for conflict... That generates the commitment, which was the positive side of the discussion. We had a very pragmatic discussion. There was relatively little posturing, and there was a lot of serious direct constructive exploration of our differences,” — Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


Today they DPRK has a nuclear arsenal. In my judgment, they are not going to give up their nuclear arsenal. Diplomacy is no longer able to solve that problem and that’s the problem we have to deal with today. Therefore, U.S, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea have to being able to contain and deter the arsenal they have. It is not primarily a diplomatic issue, but a military issue. Secondly, we need diplomacy to try to lower that danger”,  Former Secretary of Defense (1994 – 1997) William Perry.


On January 24-26, 2018, the sixty-ninth winter session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters took place in Geneva. Since 2015, Russia has been represented in the Advisory Board by Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.


The last law on sanctions against Russia, which is probably one of the most irresponsible acts adopted by US Congress, codified Russia as adversary. The new Russia never felt that our countries were adversaries, and the Russian political and military circles have to take this seriously including in terms of ensuring the security of the Russian Federation. If we are adversaries, that is very disappointing. We will survive US sanctions as well as being labeled as adversaries, but the United States deprived itself of a very able partner that was potentially available for working together on issues that can unite us,” Amb. Sergey Kislyak, First Deputy Chairperson, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council of the Federation.


February 5, the American politician, businessman, public figure, US Secretary of Defense (1994 — 1997) William Perry will meet with young scientists, students, teachers. We invite those who are interested in the relations between Russia and the United States, the problems of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and issues of arms control.


"Two centuries ago – even if it was for a while – here, on the island of Kauai, the Russian flag was fluttered. The island was referred by the King Kaumualii of Kauai to the possession of the Russian Empire forevermore. The Elizabeth fortress on Kauai still represents this remarkable historical event. Today, looking at the already distant past, Russians and Hawaiians are thinking about preservation the common cultural-historical heritage",  –  Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor, professor of MGIMO, Head of  the Center for Global Trends & International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.


 «Later, when these young people occupy responsible positions, the experience of this team work will push them to think bigger and make smarter decisions in the interests of international security», – Inga Yumasheva, the Deputy of the State Duma.