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The USSR agrees to withdraw medium-range bombers from Cuba and the U.S. announces the lifting of the quarantine of the island.
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13.11.2018

“The history of ‘Russian Kauai’ hooked me with the fact that there is so much involved: the geopolitics of the early nineteenth century, sea otters, China, St. Petersburg’s ‘decision-making’, Boston captains and Hawaiian intrigue. There is of course Fort Elizabeth, where you can imagine the Russian flag being raised on May 21st, 1816 in the presence of a huge number of Kauaians. The adventures. The romance. The beauty of the ‘Russian’ Hanalei valley. Even the humble river Hanapepe, which received a new name: ‘Don’” – PIR Center founder, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, MGIMO Professor Vladimir Orlov.

22.10.2018

“Everything points to the fact that the New START will follow the fate of the INF Treaty, and the whole system of arms control will cease to exist. But I think it is not going to be like that for long. Sooner or later, the United States will come to the same conclusion they reached in the late 60s: when it comes to nuclear weapons, predictability is even more important than arms reductions. Considering that the United States and Russia already have experience in providing predictability in this area, it will be necessary to return to it,” – Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board.

11.10.2018

“We have only two arms control treaties left, and I hope that the New START will be extended. What would an arms control regime look like after the New START expires? It is necessary to impose limitations upon the missile defense system because, following the American logic during the 60s, ABM turns to be a weapon of a potential aggressor. It is useless and impossible to include everything in one treaty, but the restrictions on offensive and defensive arms, including space-based ones will have to be the key elements of a future arms control architecture,” – Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board.

Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

Russian-American dialogue on global security issues has been among PIR Center's priorities for many years. With the current deteriorating state of the bilateral relations, the importance of such dialogue between the two countries has been increasigly growing over the past few years, a tendency that will expectedly remain valid for many years ahead. 

In 2016, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) renewed its efforts to promote Track 1.5 dialogue between Russia and the United States by establishing a high-level US-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process. In 2017, another initiative by the three institutions was launched that brought leading experts on arms control and strategic stability from the two countries to form Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations. 


“Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: an Agenda for 2018-2020

 

Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). "Updating the concept of strategic stability

Dr. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "Hard, but necessary: Upholding four principles of strategic stability"

Thomas Countryman, Arms Control Association, Chair of Board of Directors. "Trump and Putin have to talk about de-escalation and cyber-interference"

Elena ChernenkoDeputy-head of the Commersant newspaper foreign policy department, PIR Center executive board member"Cyber space: a new battlefield between the US and Russia or a new area of cooperation?"

Robert EinhornSenior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Even faced with challenges, arms control can once again improve U.S.-Russian relationship"

Yuri Nazarkin, Professor of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques. "Arms control agenda remains valid until next U.S.-Russia summit"


“U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Lessons Learned (1970-2017) and Steps Ahead (2018-2020)”


Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Co-Chair of the Working Group, Founder & Special Advisor, PIR Center. Introductory Remarks: "The window of opportunity in US-Russian dialogue is closing very quickly"

Hon. Lewis Dunn, Independent Consultant. "How the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Could Dramatically Erode – and Why the United States and Russia Should Cooperate to Prevent that Outcome, and How"

Mr. Aleksandr Kolbin, Consultant, PIR Center. "From Brezhnev to Putin: Dynamics of the Soviet / Russian Leadership Attitude towards Cooperation with the United States on Nuclear Non-Proliferation"

Amb. Yuri Nazarkin, Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Member of Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve. "US-Soviet Negotiations of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty: Experience of the Dialogue, Lessons Learned for Future Work, and Joint Approaches Towards Article VI of the NPT"

Ms. Daria Selezneva, Master's Degree Candidate, MGIMO-MIIS Dual Degree Program. "Soviet-US Negotiations on Articles I & II of the NPT with the Case Study of Multilateral Nuclear Force in Europe: History & Lessons Learned for NPT Review and the Issue of Nuclear Sharing"

Dr. Petr Topychkanov, Nonproliferation Program Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center. "US-Soviet and US-Russian Dialogue on Nuclear Nonproliferation in South Asia"

 


For questions regarding the Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security project, please contact “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail margoev at pircenter.org.

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