Select period
10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

04.12.2019

On December 4, 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Russian Federation H.E. Venkatesh Varms hosted a dinner with PIR Center leadership and staff. The event was attended by PIR Center Director Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Chairman of the PIR Center Council Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy, member of PIR Center Advisory Board Dr. Andrei Malov, PIR Center consultant Mr. Albert Zulkharneev and PIR Center Director Secretariat staffer Mr. Sergey Semenov. In the course of the conversation the participants touched upon the issues of arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation as well as the general matters of Russian-Inidian relations. The meeting took place in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

03.12.2019

Avangard weapon system has been demonstrated to American inspectors. If negotiations are conducted honestly, the United States can no longer claim that Russia refuses to exercise flexibility and take American concerns into consideration. Will this measure help extend the New START? The 516th issue of Yaderny Kontrol features materials that reflect part of the expert discussion on this issue in two capitals.

28.11.2019

In his paper, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov addresses the question whether the international community has to survive a cyber equivalent of the Cuban Missile Crisis to realize the importance of achieving some kind of agreement on cyber issues, and on the broader agenda of international information security. Though there is a considerable degree of scepticism about the possibility of drafting an international convention on non-proliferation of cyber-weapons amid deteriorating security situation, yet a first step must be made, and it does not have to be legally binding or comprehensive. 

27.11.2019

Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament are very sensitive areas of international relations which require attention not only from politicians and experts, but also from young professionals. The Dual Degree Master's Program is a unique format in which young people from Russia, the USA, South Korea and other countries receive crucial teamwork experience”, – Inga Yumasheva, deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

19.11.2019

“The more profound is the understanding of Russian approaches to the nuclear nonproliferation, the higher is the support for Russia’s policy. Even if due to the political situation such support is to mean silent non-resistance. We can’t afford to lose our allies and prospective partners on the grounds of global nonproliferation agenda”, - PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov. 

14.11.2019

“In the year of the PIR Center 25th anniversary, we note that this is the most experienced Russian non-governmental expert organization in the field of international security that remains a unique and valuable tool of Russian public diplomacy. The acronym “PIR” is known all over the world and there is no need to explain what stands for it. The demand for its expert assessments, applied research and educational programs is beyond doubt. We fully support and endorse the actions of the Founder & Director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov aimed at optimizing the organization’s structure and elaborating systemic steps to develop the PIR Center and the entire PIR Community”, – statement by the PIR Center’s Executive Board.

07.11.2019

“China shows no signs at all of being ready to join the process. Of course, that could change over time. In fact, it would also be in Russia’s best interests if not just China but also France and Britain were to join in, though neither country seems to have much to say on the matter for the time being. If we choose to pursue this scenario, we should be aware that any meaningful progress would take years to achieve. Meanwhile, we are facing some urgent tasks that cannot wait. And that is why Russia and the United States should continue to work as a duo, until such time when the duo can become a trio or, even better, a quintet.”, – Director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov.

30.10.2019

“In the year of the PIR Center 25th anniversary, it can be stated with confidence that Educational Program of the organization remains one of the most successful and demanded. Since the establishment of the program, tremendous work has been done on its development, and it remains ongoing today. For more than 20 years we have been working together with our partners to create a community of next-generation specialists in the field of WMD nonproliferation and global security”, – Director of PIR Center`s Educational Program Yulia Sych.

23.09.2019

Students of the fourth cohort of the dual degree master program WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security, which is run jointly by The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center, started their studies at MGIMO University in September.

loading