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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 School on Global Security - 2014

The fourteenth PIR-Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists will take place September 30 – October 8, 2014.

The PIR Center International School is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military, civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education.  The school is for those who aim to know more in order to work better.

Participants receive the most complete information on key events and tendencies in international security straight from the source, become familiar with the details of new challenges and threats, and examine the particular qualities of the approaches taken by Russia, other countries, and international organizations to solve regional and global problems.

Topic for the 2014 International School – “Global challenges and security in the Commonwealth of Independent States”

Key topics for the 2014 International School:

* Security of CIS countries and the situation in neighboring regions (Near and Middle East, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia-Pacific Region);

* Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons – on the road to the 2015 NPT Review Conference; * Prospects for international military and military-technical cooperation in a new international context;

* Pressing issues of arms control – stability of modern regimes and the search for new forms of cooperation (START, ABM, Missile Technology Control Regime, conventional arms control, new military technology, questions of multilateral mechanisms for disarmament);

* Cyberspace and the Internet: a new dimension of international politics and global security;

* Global Internet governance – approaches to the regulation of a new space;

* Countering cybercrime – national and international mechanisms;

* Dynamics of and perspectives for Russian foreign and defense policy

* The global economy and international security.

The courses include lectures, seminars, and debates.

School participants will participate in the anniversary PIR-Center conference “Russia and nuclear nonproliferation: on the road to the 2015 NPT Review Conference.”

During the course of the school, PIR-Center will host an alumni meeting.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the most critical questions of global and regional security with senior officials from core Russian agencies and international organizations.  In the years 2012-2013, school presenters included Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly I. Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Secretary of the CIS Defense Ministers Council Alexander S. Sinaisky, and others.

There will be excursions and a reception with PIR Center experts and alumni of PIR Center educational programs.

Participants. The School accepts 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students under the age of 35 from countries of the CIS and Mongolia.

Lecturers. Leading Russian and foreign experts and representatives from federal agencies, research centers, and companies who study international relations, including PIR Center Senior Vice President Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, the Russian Energy Agency Academic Director Leonid M. Grigoriev, PIR Center Executive Board Chairman Michael V. Yakushev, and others.

The School will take place is the hotel “Gallery” (Abramtsevo, Sergievo-Posad region, Moscovskaya oblast). PIR Center will cover accommodation and meal costs and provide any necessary handouts and literature. Travel to/from Moscow and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization. The PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on an individual basis.

More information about the School-2014 and previous programs you can find at the website: http://pircenter.org/pages/827-international-school-on-global-security-2014.

The school is conducted in partnership with the  “Trialogue” Club International.

For all questions related to the organization of the School, please contact Projects Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914, or e-mail sizikova at pircenter.org .

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Applicants for the 2014 International School on Global Security should submit the following documents to the organizers:

* Resume (in Russian or in English, with first and last name in both languages);

* Letter of Recommendation from your organization’s director or your advisor (in either Russian or English);

* Cover Letter (in Russian), in which you should explain your goals for participation in the program.

The organizers may ask to interview the candidate (in person or by phone).

The candidate’s resume should contain the following information:

* Last name, first name, patronymic;
* Date of birth;
* Education (including the name of the institute and year of graduation);
* Current position & place of work or study;
* Previous work experience;
* Area of expertise;
* List of conferences attended, titles of presentations;
* List of publications, plus text of one publication in electronic form or with a link to the text online;
* Knowledge of foreign languages;
* Detailed contact information;
* Photograph (in an electronic file, to post on the site if selected to participate).

Candidates for participation in the program should not be older than 35 years as of October 1, 2014.

Please send applications to PIR Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev by email: sizikova at pircenter.org. The organizers will confirm that the application has been received.

Participants should be fluent in Russian and English.The working language of the International School is Russian. Certain classes and presentations may be conducted in English.

Deadline for submitting an application is August 27, 2014.

Selected participants will be announced on September 1, 2014.

The PIR Center will cover accommodation and meal costs and provide any necessary handouts and literature. Travel to/from Moscow and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization. The PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on an individual basis.  

For all questions related to the organization of the School, please contact Projects Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914, or e-mail sizikova at pircenter.org .

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