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29.06.2020

PIR Center continues to publish policy papers, which were prepared for a joint seminar on reducing nuclear risks during great power competition, which was co-organized together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As it appears that such competition is already underway, we decided to release two policy memos originally prepared for the seminar under one cover “Strategic (In)Stability: Perspectives from the U.S.”. As discussed by the authors, there is some overlooked potential for constructive engagement between Russian and the United States with regards to arms control and emerging technologies.

22.06.2020

«Active involvement of the organizing partners, academic advisors, and instructors of the Dual Degree Master`s Program allows us to maintain a high level, dynamics, and quality of the educational process. Students of the program continue to show impressive results, and the recent master's thesis defense is a good confirmation of that», – Educational Program Director of PIR Center Yulia Sych.

19.06.2020

“The existing uncertainty regarding the US and Russian capabilities points to the following problem: lacking reliable information about each other’s arsenals would force both parties to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. Each would seek to ramp up its strategic arsenal, leading to a strategic arms race. In the case of the US, the situation is complicated by the fact that Washington is in the final phases of planning the structure of its nuclear forces for the next several decades”, - PIR Center experts on the scenarios should the US refuse to extend the New START Treaty.

International School on Global Security 2015 Program

Sunday, August 30

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


Monday, August 31

* Introduction of participants
* Russia’s political priorities in international security

* International WMD nonproliferation regimes and the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

* The situation in the Middle East – mythic and real threats, risks and opportunities for the CIS

* What is BRICS capable of? New five-year plans and its realisation perspective

* Seminar on readings


Tuesday, September 1

* The Iranian nuclear issue and nonproliferation problems in the Middle East

* Situation in Afghanistan influence on the security and development of Central Asia states. Eurasian integration potential in solving regional problems

* Roundtable. Background and future architecture of pan-European security


Wednesday, September 2

* Current issues in arms control

* World nuclear energy development trends and international nuclear nonproliferation regime

* Can ISIS obtain an A-bomb? Current status of nuclear security

* IAEA and other international mechanisms in regional nonproliferation and nuclear security problem-solving – background, potential, problems and prospects

* Seminar. Current issues of nonproliferation and nuclear security


Thursday, September 3

* Roundtable. International security cooperation perspective across Eurasia in the context of new global problems and challenges

* Seminar. “The situation in neighboring regions and security in the post-Soviet space”

* Russia in the international field – what and why has changed in the last year, what to happen next year


Friday, September 4

* ICT: a revolutionary factor in the international security and global development

* Privacy and security in the cyberspace: from Snowden’s revelations to the “internet of everything”

* Cyber-weapons and cyber-attacks: modern digital threats pattern

* Roundtable. Cyberspace international laws: problems and application prospects

* Current and future issues of the internet governance


Saturday, September 5

* Debate “Will the world be safer without nuclear weapons?” 

* Visit to the Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum Abramtsevo

* Does the Moscow Consensus have a chance – the Russian outlook in the new international context

* Closing Ceremony. Certificates of completion award ceremony


Sunday, September 6

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

* Departure 


 

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