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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destruction, but also in the field of small arms and international terrorism. Since the end of the cold war, changing concepts of security and threat have demanded new thinking. Such new thinking will arise from those who are educated and trained today," - Report of the UN Secretary General "United Nations study on disarmament andnon-proliferation education" (А/57/124), 30 August 2002


“ASEAN outside the Western world is one of the most successful regional integration associations. ASEAN has achieved a unique position in the East Asia region – without being the most important organization in the region in economic and political sense, ASEAN has successfully gathered various inter-state configurations”.

PIR Center Advisory Board Member, Director of the MGIMO ASEAN Center Victor Sumsky

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In 2013, the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership celebrates its 17th anniversary. This is a multi-faced dialogue in the spheres of political, economic, and humanitarian cooperation. Russia-ASEAN summits are now held on a regular basis. At the same time, there is a need for transformation of this dialogue into tangible achievements.

PIR Center’s Project is aimed at developing practical recommendations for political and business communities of both Russia and ASEAN countries in strategic areas of their cooperation, including military-and-technical cooperation, space technologies, cyber security, and nuclear energy.

 

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"The International Arms Trade Treaty is a bold initiative, which is ahead of its time. Today a lot of complicated issues are to be agreed on. It is noteworthy that the Russian position is undergoing a notable evolution. Russian experts have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the project agreement. "

Director of the PIR Center Project "Prospects for the Arms Trade Treaty"  Vadim Kozyulin

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Arms transfers are a tool of big politics. This is an area of domestic policy, where the ratio between defense exports and domestic consumption of arms reflects the attitude of the country’s leadership towards armed forces. This is an area of foreign policy, through which current and future alliances can be traced, changes in the balance of power become visible, challenges and threats are exposed.

In the modern world, effective management of weapons transfers becomes particularly important. One of the possible regulation mechanisms is the International Arms Trade Treaty (IATT). Today the UN is preparing an international conference on IATT in 2013. The PIR Center experts actively participate in the development of recommendations on such IATT aspects as the scope of regulation of the Treaty (controlling legal trade or preventing illegal trade), the issue of the Register, the need to incorporate the human rights issue in the Treaty.

According to the data available to the PIR Center experts, today the Russian exporters are losing some of the traditional regional markets due to the emergence of new arms producers. There is a significant price increase in the Russian defense production, which creates problems both for the Russian Armed Forces, and for Russian arms exports.

 

The PIR Center’s Project

The Aim of the Project on Conventional Arms and the prospects for the ATT is the study of defense production in the Russian Federation and arms exports from Russia; the development of international law on conventional arms control, with an emphasis on processes related to the discussion and adoption of the international Arms Trade Treaty.

For all questions on the Project please contact Director of the Project Vadim Kozyulin,  tel:   +7 (495) 987-1915, fax: +7 (495) 987-1914, or via e-mail: kozyulin at pircenter.org

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PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov took part in expert descussions among representatives of Russia, PRC, India and Brazil when the very cocept of the group was only being developed, and we have been closely fallowing the situation since. 

PIR Center analyses Russia's participation in BRICS formate and high-tech cooperation with its members (nuclear energy, informational technologies and use of outer space). PIR Center takes active part in drafting Russian strategy towards BRICS, our experts are members of National Committee on BRICS Research

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