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15.07.2018

MOSCOW, JULY 15, PIR PRESS. – “А third party, be it a country or a non-state actor, can attack critical infrastructure of the US or Russia, making it look as if the aggressor was the other one, thus provoking war between them. In cyber space this is possible. Both the Russian and the US cyber doctrines allow them to react to major cyberattacks with all military means. Therefore, an effective direct communication and de-escalation channels between the two countries are a priority,” – Dr. Elena Chernenko, PIR Center Executive Board Member and Deputy Head of the Kommersant Newspaper Foreign Policy Department.

15.07.2018

“Helsinki is a chance – not even for a breakthrough, but for some light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a chance to leave the ‘crisis management’ phase behind, a chance to start defusing the confrontation and mending fences. A chance to send a signal to the rest of the world. The world is waiting” – Dr. Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center’s Founder & Special Advisor, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.


12.07.2018

“The Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, through its mandate to recommend studies, could be more closely integrated into deliberative processes and negotiations,” — Agenda for Disarmament of Secretary-General “Securing Our Common Future”.


04.07.2018

“It might seem that NPT is an unfair treaty. Five countries are allowed but others are not. However, past 50 years have proved: it is not abstract justice that is important but substantive providing security to states which are free from the principles of “nuclear domino”,  Argentinians have no reasons to keep up with Brazilians and be ashamed of their non-nuclear status. NPT protects their interests.” — member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir Orlov.


02.07.2018

“The NPT did not just prohibit the proliferation of nuclear weapons – based on the NPT provisions, a system was created in which under the conditions of normal life, the peaceful use of nuclear energy technology brought more benefits than the military one. For the effectiveness of the Treaty, in this sense, we must keep the Treaty as far as possible from the current political schism,” contends the PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev.

28.06.2018


«Considering various challenges, the international community is facing in the nuclear sector, the nuclear nonproliferation regime based on the NPT is going through tough times. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that there are still not more than ten nuclear powers. Notwithstanding the concerns of the creeping proliferation of nuclear weapons as expressed by J.F. Kennedy more than five decades ago, we can consider that the NPT, by and large,is fulfilling its functions, albeit with occasional setbacks. While the NPT continues to be the basis of the regime, no potential alternatives for the treaty are likely to be seen in the short run,» maintains one of the winners of the 2018 International School on Global Security, associate professor of the Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management Gleb Toropchin.


21.06.2018

This year is full of career successes for members of PIR Center Advisory Board and International Expert Group. The PIR Center team congratulates Sergio Duarte, Dmitry Feoktistov and Victor Vasiliev on new landmark in their careers.

15.06.2018

"The level of lecturers motivated to formulate qualitative and non-trivial questions, warmed up interest even to topics that you were not originally expert at. The organizers have done everything possible to make us forget about everyday aspects of life, created ideal conditions not only for resting, but also for working and studying!" – said the winner of the International School on Global Security 2018 Alexander Protsenko.


07.06.2018

“The contemporary Russian and American leaders should reconfirm unequivocally and without any reservations the conviction of their predecessors of the 1970s and 1980s that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).

25.05.2018

The disarmament agenda I am launching today goes beyond nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Disarmament concerns every country, and all weapons, from hand grenades to hydrogen bombs. Deadly weapons put us all at risk and leaders have a responsibility to minimize that risk. The paradox is that when each country pursues its own security without regard for others, we create global insecurity that threatens us all. Disarmament – including arms control, non-proliferation, prohibitions, restrictions, confidence-building and, where needed, elimination – is an essential tool to secure our world and our future,” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General.

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