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05.12.2019

“Get in your favourite car and drive, wherever the road takes you”, – Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 

05.12.2019

PIR Center publishes the report "The Future of the Vienna Document: Prospects for the Further Development of Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in Europe” by Oleg Shakirov in light of the 26th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava. 

30.11.2019

"Today, the world is witnessing so-called 'Technological Predominance or Technological Dictatorship' process, which means that emerging technologies get introduced in a military sphere for modernization of existing and production of new arms. There is not a politician or a military man who would confirm that artificial intelligence (AI) is in charge of strategic decisions. Though people are currently dealing with weak AI, strong AI and even 'super-AI' are to be available in the not so distant future.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

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.

26.11.2019

“The model of European security today does not work even for Europe, and moreover does not serve as an example for others”, – Alexey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

19.11.2019

On November 11, 2019, a meeting was held between PIR Center employees and guests with a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation Samuel Charap. The meeting was attended by the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director Vadim Kozyulin, Associate Professor of Academy of Engineering at the RUDN University Sergey Ponamarev, researcher at the Center for European Studies at the Institute for International Studies of MGIMO Alexander Chekov, PIR Center consultants Albert Zulkharneev and Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center Educational Program Director Yulia Sych, as well as PIR Center interns Nikita Degtyarev and Sergey Semenov.

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.

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