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France and India signed an agreement on cooperation in the peacefull use of nuclear energy
30.09.2008
The signing in Washington DC of the Agreement between the U.S. and the USSR on Measures to Reduce the Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War and the Agreement Between the U.S. and the USSR to Expand the U.S.-USSR Direct Communications Link.
30.09.1971
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27.09.2022

Today, PIR Center celebrates the 95th anniversary of an outstanding Soviet diplomat, scientist, one of the main mentors of the PIR Center for more than 20 years – Amb. Roland Timerbaev. He was one of the world's largest experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, a diplomat who made a tremendous contribution to the preparation of the 1968 Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a key document of the global security system. 


23.09.2022

We continue to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". This time, PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Sergio Duarte, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), the Brazilian representative to several International organizations, focusing on disarmament issues, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA (1999-2000). He served the Brazilian Foreign Service for 48 years: the Ambassador of Brazil in a number of countries, including Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia concurrently (1999-2002), China (1996-1999), Canada (1993-1996), and Nicaragua (1986-1991), Switzerland (1979-1986), the United States (1970-1974), Argentina (1963-1966), and Rome (1961-1963). Sergio Duarte stood at the origins of the NPT and was familiar with Roland Timerbaev.

22.09.2022

"Once we went on a trip with my friend and our families. Rented a rickety old hut in the village, the electricity worked poorly, but there was a lot of firewood. We heated the stove, collected mushrooms, wandered through the swamps, caught crayfish with children in the icy water. There were a lot of impressions, but, unfortunately, the weather had deteriorated. I decided not to stop the trip, to go to the sea. It was difficult to keep the idea a secret and put the children to bed after intense adventures, I had to tell them.

Then, many years later, the children said the words most dear to my wife and me: "Parents, how happy we are that you are so crazy"," - Dmitry Danilov, Head of European Security Department at Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences.

19.09.2022

PIR Center continues to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA, about the assessments of the X NPT RevCon, politization of review process, China's positions, Ukraine, the WMD-free zone in the Middle East, JCPOA, UAE in nuclear domain and cooperation with Russia.

Agenda

 

U.S.-Russia Strategic Dialogue

Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition

 

Fall-Winter 2020

Virtual Sessions


Agenda

 

*Times below is MSK (GMT+3)

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

  

16:00-16:20    Welcome, overview, and introductions:

  • Ms. Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
  • Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University

 

16:20-17:20     SESSION I:  U.S.-Russia Arms Control Stocktaking Post-U.S. Election:  Where We Are and Where We Are Going? 

This session will present the current state of play on U.S.-Russia strategic stability talks from both an American and Russian perspective. Discussants will describe what elements of the talks they believe are gaining positive traction and what elements may be becoming more intractable. What are the variants for a new bilateral arms control treaty? This session will tease out differences, acknowledge convergences and assess new areas that must be factored into future bilateral discussions.

  • U.S. Discussants: 
    • Mr. Tim Morrison, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute (Confirmed)
    • Ms. Lynn Rusten, Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program (Confirmed)
    • Russian Discussants:
      • Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy*, Chairman, PIR Center Executive Board (confirmed);
      • Mr. Andrey Baklitskiy, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO-University; Consultant, PIR Center (confirmed);
  • Moderated by Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University

 

17:20-18:05    Smaller group discussion breakout 

 

18:05-18:15    Break

 

18:15-18:45    Groups reconvene and recap discussion

 

18:45-19:00    Conclusions

 

19:00-19:30    Virtual networking space

 

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  

16:00-16:20                Welcome and overview of the previous week

  • Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University
  • Ms. Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program

             

16:20-17:20       SESSION II:    Broadening the Scope of Arms Control:  New Strategic Systems, “Non-Strategic” Arsenals, Conventional Long-Range Precision Strike, Hypersonic Missiles, Missile Defense and Space Capabilities

This session will examine how to develop a negotiating framework to incorporate ballistic missile defenses, new weapons systems, non-strategic or tactical nuclear weapons as well as space-based weaponry into future arms control discussions. Rather than focusing on new treaty negotiations, could non-treaty instruments be explored. What will be the impact of the further proliferation of emerging weapon systems? How to address those aspects of the security environment that led to the emergence or warrant the preservation of the emerging weapons systems?

  • U.S. Discussants: 
    • Dr. Anya Fink*, Research Analyst, Center for Naval Analysis (Confirmed)
    • Mr. Elbridge Colby, Principal, The Marathon Initiative (Confirmed)
    • Russian Discussants:
      • Mr. Dmitry Stefanovich*, Research Fellow, Center for International Security, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (tentatively confirmed);
      • Dr. Andrey Malov, Member of PIR Center Advisory Board (confirmed);
  • Moderated by Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy*, Chairman, PIR Center Executive Board (confirmed);

  

17:20-18:05    Smaller group discussion breakout 

 

18:05-18:15    Break

 

18:15-18:45    Groups reconvene and recap discussion

 

18:45-19:00    Conclusions

 

19:00-19:30    Virtual networking space

 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

 

16:00-16:20     Welcome and overview of the previous week

  • Ms. Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
  • Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University

      

16:20-17:20    SESSION III: Strategic Stability, Nuclear Doctrines and Nuclear Risk Reduction 

This session will cover nuclear escalation hotspots in the U.S.-Russia relations and if the Cold War-era concept of strategic stability still applicable to the realities of today. How can misperceptions about the two countries nuclear doctrines be dispelled? What practical measures in nuclear risk reduction are desirable and what are the obstacles to achieving them? Given uncertainty about extending New START, what means and methods can promote stability and reduce risk between U.S. and Russia. What types of alternative transparency measures (e.g. space-based reconnaissance) and confidence building measures could be acceptable to either side? What other types of information should be included as part of the agreement’s notifications (e.g. regarding exercises) and/or what other information or measures should be included to promote transparency? Finally, absent arms control, do we expect changes to doctrine, force postures, plans and programs? If so, what types of changes, and how might this impact strategic stability?

  • U.S. Discussants: 
    • Dr. Heather Williams, Defense Studies Department and Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS), King's College London (Confirmed)
    • Mr. Frank C. Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group (confirmed)
    • Russian Discussants:
      • Dr. Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman, Committee on Education, State Duma, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (confirmed);
      • Dr. Dmitriy Trenin*, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center (confirmed);
  • Moderated by Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, CSIS (Confirmed).

 

17:20-18:05    Smaller group discussion breakout 

 

18:05-18:15    Break

 

18:15-18:45    Groups reconvene and recap discussion

 

18:45-19:00    Conclusions

 

19:00-19:30    Virtual networking space

 

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


16:00-16:15    Welcome and overview of the previous week 

  • Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University
  • Ms. Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program

 

16:15-17:15     SESSION IV:  Future Arms Control Architecture: How to Go Multilateral? What Does it Look Like and How Does the Russian-US Relationship Shape It? 

How to involve China, the United Kingdom, and France in the arms control process? What tools can be used, such as cooperative risk reduction, on-site inspections, nuclear risk reduction centers, and non-treaty arrangements to construct new arms control scaffolding? What role can the P5 play in this process? How can the January NPT Review Conference be used to begin to reconstruct this architecture?

  • Keynote speaker:
    • Hon. Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (TBC);
    • U.S. Discussants: 
      • Mr. Tom Countryman*, Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association; Former US Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (Confirmed)
      • Ms. Rebecca Heinrichs, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute (TBC)
    • Russian Discussants:
      • Dr. Alexey Arbatov, Head, Center for International Security, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (confirmed);
      • Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University (confirmed);
  • Moderator: Ambassador Laura Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament (Confirmed)

 

17:15-18:00    Smaller group discussion breakout 

 

18:00-18:30    Groups reconvene and recap discussion

 

18:30-18:45    Break

 

18:45-19:15    Session V:  Participant Round-Up

This final session will allow each participant a short 3-minute intervention about what struck them as the most important issue was raised and the most promising element to pursue.  

 

19:15-19:30    Wrap up 

  • Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Director, PIR Center; President, Trialogue Club International; Professor, MGIMO University
  • Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program

 

 

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