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China and Russia issued a joint statement that the creation of a global missile defense system does not contribute to maintaining strategic balance and stability
23.05.2008
Tenex and the China Atomic Energy Corporation signed a contract for the construction of phase IV of the uranium enrichment in Hanzhong
23.05.2008
The Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the USA sign a protocol to the treaty between the USA and the USSR on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, also known as the Lisbon Protocol
23.05.1992
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21.05.2022

"The main thing, of course, is constant work, and in two directions. On the one hand, you need to constantly hone the skills that you have, especially in our specialty. You should never forget that if you know a language, it will always be at a high level. It needs to be constantly refreshed. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, you need to learn something new all the time. I'm used to the fact that you need to continuously immerse yourself in new things, new topics, new activities. This applies to both research and practical work. The Arab East and the Middle East provide a very wide field of action for self-realization, there is always an opportunity to learn something new, so human life is not enough for this. You need to leave a memory of yourself in the profession. Getting new knowledge, mastering something is very interesting and gives an incentive to life, without which it becomes boring," - Vitaliy Naumkin, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

17.05.2022

While most of the countries remain concentrated on the Ukrainian crisis, there is a possibility of another crisis at the different edge of Eurasia. The potential troublemaker is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its nuclear missile program, which has somewhat revived in recent times.

13.05.2022

Negotiations to return to Iranian nuclear deal in recent weeks have noticeably stalled. The main reason for this is the discrepancy between the positions of Tehran and Washington on the status of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is extremely important for Iran both from a military and economic point of view. On this background, external players interested in the restoration of the deal became more active. First of all, this concerns the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.

11.05.2022

The military situation in Europe against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian special operation in Ukraine remains tense. On May 1, joint exercises Defender Europe and Swift Response began in Poland and eight other NATO countries. These exercises said to be last until May 26. Up to 18 thousand servicemen from the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and other countries will take part in them.

International Summer School on Global Security 2012

PIR Center's International Summer School on Global Security is a unique platform for young diplomats and military, scholars and journalists to improve their skills and broaden their professional outlook in international security.

While participating in the Summer School activities students receive current first hand information on the key events and trends affecting international security and Russian security policy today. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of new challenges and threats to international security and they will acquire the skills necessary to understand why different approaches to regional and international security issues are adopted by Russia, as well as other countries and organizations.SS2012-FirstPage-1.jpg

During the last few years the PIR Center's Summer School has become a forum for young politicians and experts where they actively participate in discussions concerning existing security mechanisms as well as the possibility of introducing new more effective ones. The PIR Center also encourages participants to critically explore a number of other current security issues such as disarmament and arms control issues, nonproliferation, energy and water security, cyber security, drug trafficking, migration and demographic issues as well as transnational crime.

During the Summer School 2012 a special emphasis will be placed on the following issues:

  • Security and cooperation mechanisms in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East;
  • Nonproliferation of WMD, arms control and disarmament – sustainability of the existing regimes and searching for new forms of international cooperation;
  • Internet governance, information technologies and cyber security in contemporary international relations;
  • Energy, economic modernization and international cooperation in science and technology in CIS and worldwide;
  • Transnational crime: fighting corruption, money laundering, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking;
  • The issue of the Iranian nuclear program: impact on the CIS countries and global security;
  • Russia and USA: in search of a new modus operandi

Participants of the School will have opportunity to discuss the most important issues of the current Russian foreign and security policies with high-ranking officials from the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense as well as with members of the Russian parliament. In 2010-2011, our speakers were Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Nikolay Spassky and other influential figures in Russian politics. Foreign diplomats, representatives of NATO and other international organizations are among the speakers.

The Summer Schools participants will meet with outstanding Russian intellectuals and journalists. There will be two excursions and a reception with participation of the PIR Center's Alumni and experts.

Participants. Twenty five young representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other governmental structures, think tanks and universities, PhD and MA students at the age under 35 years will be invited to the Summer School from CIS and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Instructors. The lecturers are the leading Russian experts in the field of global security: Associate Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, PIR Center Senior Vice President Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, Chief Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Natalia I. Kalinina, Executive Director of Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav A. Nikonov, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov,Leading Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Ekaterina A. Stepanova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland M. Timerbaev, Member of the IMEMO Directorate, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Gen. Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Deputy Director of the Institute for Demography at Higher School of Economics Sergey V. Zakharov, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board Mikhail V. Yakushev and others.

The program will be held outside Moscow in the Gallery Hotel in Abramtsevo. This venue located in the Moscow region provided participants with the opportunity to communicate with instructors not only during the lectures, but also informally as many instructors live in the resort with the participants.

To apply for the International Summer School, please send the following documents to the PIR Center:

  • A detailed CV in Russian /English with your name written both in Russian and English.
  • A recommendation from the chief of the organization/department/research supervisor (in Russian or in English). 
  • A motivation letter (in Russian) stating what you hope to achieve from your participation in the Summer School.

The detailed CV of the applicant should contain:

  • Surname, name, middle name
  • Date of birth
  • Education (with names of school/college/university attended)
  • Current position and place of work
  • Previous work experience
  • Area of expertise
  • List of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations
  • List of publications, electronic version (full or part) of the most recent publication (or the link to the publication if it is available online)
  • Language skills
  • Detailed contact information
  • Photo

The applicants should be no older than 35 years of age by the 1st of January, 2012.

The applications should be submitted by email to zulkharneev at pircenter.org or faxed to +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President)

The Working Language of the Summer School is Russian. All the participants should be fluent in Russian.

The application deadline is April 23, 2012.

The PIR Center covers accommodation and meal costs and provides necessary handouts and literature. Travel and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization.

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or e-mail [email protected].

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