Chronology

Iran confirms discovery of computer virus “Stuxnet” at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant
26.09.2010
The signing of the Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures Related to Systems to Counter Ballistic Missiles Other Than Strategic Ballistic Missiles
26.09.1997
The Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency are opened for signing.
26.09.1986
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25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.

17.09.2020

“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

International Summer School on Global Security 2013 Program

Sunday, June 30

* Arrival of participants, hotel check-in, registration
* Opening Ceremony

Monday, July 1

* Introduction of participants. PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov and Summer School participants
* Russia in new spheres of world politics and international security
* Seminar on readings
* Current state of NATO relations with Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union
* International WMD nonproliferation regimes and the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
* Russia’s political priorities in international security

Tuesday, July 2

* Nuclear weapon-possessing states: nuclear programs, military doctrines, and nonproliferation
* Nuclear-weapon-free zones
* National and international mechanisms to prevent conventional arms trafficking
* Visit to the Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum Abramtsevo

Wednesday, July 3

* Strategic nuclear arms limitations and reductions – bilateral experience and multilateral mechanisms
* Missile proliferation threats and threat assessments for Russia and its allies
* Conventional arms control in Europe
* Perspectives for limiting new military technologies (UAVs, high-precision weapons, outer space)
* Roundtable “Military Developments in Russia in the Context of Global and Regional Challenges to Military Security. The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Global Politics and Maintaining Russia’s Security”

 Thursday, July 4

* Russian Geographical Society. Visit exhibits. The legacy of Vladimir I. Vernadsky
* Opportunities and limitations of Arctic exploration – potential for conflict and collaboration
* Climate change – consequences for CIS countries
* Lecture “General security challenges and international military cooperation in the CIS”

Friday, July 5

* Current trends in terrorism around the world and on the territory of the former Soviet Union
* The drug trafficking threat in Eurasia
* Roundtable “Assessing the situation in Afghanistan and security in the CIS”
* CSTO and forming a common security space in Eurasia
* Seminar “The situation in neighboring regions and security in the post-Soviet space”

 Saturday, July 6

* Countering money laundering, terrorism financing, and WMD proliferation
* Corruption as a threat to national and international security. National and international experience countering corruption
* Test
* The Internet and information technologies today in international relations
* Screening of the film Nuclear Tipping Point.
* Meeting for Summer School participants, alumni, and Education & Training Program partners

Sunday, July 7

* Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Russian history and culture

Monday, July 8

* Global identification on the internet: problems and approaches
* NATO’s approaches to a collective definition of cyberthreats and international cooperation in cyberspace
* Russia’s approaches to global internet governance and issues surrounding the use of ICT for political purposes
* Roundtable “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the context of international security: searching for common approaches”
* Fighting trans-border cyber crime at the national and international levels

Tuesday, July 9

* Information security for critical infrastructure: key threats and methods for addressing them
* Forecasting: “The future of a common information space and information security in the CIS”

Wednesday, July 10

* Current challenges and threats to the WMD nonproliferation regime
* Chemical and biological security. Current stage of BTWC and CWC implementation
* International cooperation in nuclear energy – risks and opportunities for nuclear security and nonproliferation
* The role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the nonproliferation regime and providing global nuclear security

Thursday, July 11

* The Iranian nuclear issue
* Seminar on nonproliferation and nuclear security issues
* Nonproliferation and security issues in South Asia
* Simulation “Challenges to nuclear security in Central and South Asia”

Friday, July 12

* Debate “Will the world be safer without nuclear weapons?”
* The nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula
* Test
* Lecture “Russia and the CIS: what comes next now that the post-Soviet period is over?”
* Closing Ceremony. Certificates of completion award ceremony

Saturday, July 13

* Departure
* Excursion around Moscow

 

 

 

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