The research is aimed at analyzing the military-technical aspects of strategic offensive arms control. By reviewing the nuclear doctrines and the available open-source data on the two countries’ respective nuclear arsenals, the author analyzes the impact of the New START Treaty implementation on the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals as well as discusses the potential implication of the two countries’ nuclear forces modernization programs on the future arms control agreements. The paper is structured into four sections, discussing the state and development of Russian and U.S. nuclear forces in 2011-2021, the two countries’ nuclear forces modernization plans and relevant discussions within expert and policymaking communities.


AUKUS, Russian-American talks in Geneva, JCPOA, gender in international security, CTBTO - these and other topics were touched upon and explored by our authors in the new issue of the electronic journal "Yaderny Kontrol". 


"I think world politics makes sense if we believe in the idea of progress. You know, it seems to me that there are two views of the world: cyclical – everything develops in a circle, there are cycles of peace and war, all states are created and disintegrate – and then, it seems to me, there is no special meaning in international politics. But there is another point of view: everything is spiraling, the world is becoming more humane and stable. And then progress can be considered the meaning. This idea is closer to me," – Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC.

Evgeny Buzhinskiy and PIR Center

February 24, 2012. Sarov, Meeting with President Putin

March 10-12, 2014. Glion, Track 1.5, Russian delegation

July 5, 2010. International youth educational (camp) forum SELIGER

April 26, 2017. Moscow conference on international security

2012, Sarov

2018, with graduate students  of  "Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Non-Proliferation" programme


December 2017, Geneva. Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theater tour

December 2019. Meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Russian Federation Datla Bala Venkatesh Varma

  December 10-11, 2019. Joint seminar of the PIR Center and the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS, USA)