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16.01.2018

"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.

16.01.2018

 «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.

26.12.2017

«The two greatest threats that I see to our civilization are Global warming that poses the risk of a slow suicide, and Nuclear war that poses the risk of a quick suicide. It falls on new generation to reduce the risk of war and to spare the world from spending some 1.700 billion dollars annually for military purposes», — Hans Blix, IAEA Director General (1981-1997)

25.12.2017

These days we especially believe in the power of knowledge, justice and good will. We wish you good health, happiness, new discoveries and all the best in the coming year!

15.12.2017

“What is happening in the United States has created a significant layer of politicians who made their career on anti-Trump, ant-Russian positions. I do not expect those particular people to change their mind anytime soon. In my view, two election cycles will have to occur in the United States to bring a new thinking. Especially taking into account that the majority of those in Congress do not care too much about Russia, and they do not know too much about Russia”, – Amb. Sergey Kislyak, First Deputy Chairperson, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council of the Federation.

14.12.2017

«I always appreciate the opportunity to speak to the students of today, or rather, the decision-makers of tomorrow. I am especially pleased to be speaking to students in my field – disarmament and non-proliferation. It is my hope that this education will prepare you to become the next generation of thinkers, practitioners and activists on these issues, devising innovative solutions to the complex problems of our work and building the bridges required to achieve them. An educational program for non-proliferation at MGIMO is correct and far-sighted decision,» — Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations.

08.12.2017

Internship at the PIR Center 2018


“Internship at the PIR Center was very beneficial in many ways. On professional level, I was challenged every day and learned much about Russian policies, interests and perspectives on various security questions. This opportunity gave me a real taste of what working in an efficient think tank is. On a personal level, working for the PIR has pushed me outside my comfort zone into a completely unknown environment. But despite my limited skills in Russian, I had the feeling of being completely accepted and integrated in the team. All in all, my only regret will be the short term of my internship!”

Lucien Claire – graduate from the University of Kent, School of Politics & International Relations, Specialization “Politics and International Relations”,  PIR Center intern in 2011.

08.12.2017

“In the current highly politicized climate, the initiative for the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Chemical and Biological Terrorism may have a higher chance of succeeding if it transitions away from the usage of terrorist for non-state actor. Not only will it streamline the international legal framework by limiting the terminology to state and non-state actor, it will circumvent the necessity to provide a definition for terrorism”, –  Alicia Rorabaugh, PIR Center’s intern and student of the Dual Degree Master Program in Nonproliferation Studies

02.12.2017

“There is a proposal to start research and development [on a missile prohibited under the INF Treaty]. It is not prohibited according to the Treaty, but it seems to be the first step of violation of the soul of the Treaty. […] For us, this is an indication that activities to create a new missile violating the Treaty are going on. The United States is engaged in preparatory work to withdraw from the Treaty. We consider this to be a mistake. We have offered the United States to sit together and discuss all issues of mutual concern, find solutions to these issues, and avoid making efforts provoking the other side to give an adequate answer,” — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United States of America.

29.11.2017

"The History of "Russian Hawaii" is a cocktail of the romance of the South Seas and accurate trading calculation, of strategic planning and of the adventurism, of the dizzying ambitions of individual players who have put everything at stake and of state policy of legitimism which has chilled them, of  the risk of single passionate players and evasion of the Emperor from any non-obvious risks. The history of the Russian flag raised on Kauai is also the history of the geopolitical game in the North Pacific Ocean, where Russia was playing a complex game with the young United States, counting on rivalry to move into a partnership where the British shadow always fluttered and where the final recipient of the products behind which was "Pulling" Kauai, appeared China, not to be broken by European powers yet", – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor.

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