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Entry into force of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
07.07.2007

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06.07.2020

The present occasional paper seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the key provisions of the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence and put them into perspective, while also drawing on the 2014 Military Doctrine. The “Basic Principles” is considered as a development of major importance since it is the first time in Russian history that such a detailed nuclear policy planning document is released publicly, and the room for misinterpretation of Russian nuclear policy is narrowed.

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.

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Admissions

The MIIS / MGIMO Dual Degree is open to applicants of all nationalities, including those with little or no professional experience.

 

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in any field. Applicants may apply in the same year they obtain their degree.

● Excellent academic records from previous studies, including a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited undergraduate institution.

● Proficiency in English is required. Preferred minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL 79 (IBT) or equivalent.

● Proficiency in Russian is welcome but not required.

 

Application Checklist

Applicants must submit the following documents* to the Middlebury Institute:

● Application form and application fee

● Transcripts from previous undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate degrees

● Statement of purpose

● Résumé or curriculum vitae

● Letters of recommendation (one required, two preferred)

● Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for nonnative English speakers)

● GREs are not required but are highly recommended

* All documents have to be submitted in English

 

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to commence their studies in the fall must complete an application form by July 15 (for those who need Russian visa) and by August (for those who do not need Russian visa). All applications should be submitted to the Middlebury Institute. To apply:

1) Visit MIIS new online application form.

2) Under “which program are you applying for?” select Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.

3) On the following screen there will be a drop down; select MIIS / MGIMO Dual MA.

 

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Tuition Fee and Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition fee is 50 000 US dollars for 2 years.

MIIS offers scholarships, which in practice reduce the cost of tuition up to 50%. They are available for students of any citizenship.

Student loans sponsored by the U.S. government are available for U.S. citizens.

On the base of agreement between MGIMO and Sberbank, educational loans with state support are available for Russian citizens.

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