“The exchange of letters between presidents is an important step, but merely the first one on the path to normalize relations. The exchange must be followed up by practical measures. At a minimum, we must go beyond state documents and give a green light to activate contacts on all levels. This will make it possible for concrete, effective joint projects to crystallize,” – PIR Center Vice President Dmitry Polikanov
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Translation of the seminar was availiable in our Twitter account https://twitter.com/PIR_C...
September 20, 2012
The key issues of the seminar:
- The dynamics of nuclear doctrines of n...
Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
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- Position : PIR Center Consultant, Security Index Editorial Board Member
- Position : Senior Vice President, PIR Center
- Position : Editor of the Russia Confidential Analytical Bulletin
- Position : "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Coordinator
- Position : President, PIR Center
“Syrian crisis is among the main negative trends of the period. The Syrian state and armed forces have succeeded in denying its enemies and their backers the rapid victory that the latter expected. By protracting the struggle and creating a situation of rough equilibrium or a hurting stalemate, the Syrian regime has scored, and shown that it cannot be kept out of any settlement. Negotiations with the opposition are essential in the national interest. This may enable some common middle ground to be identified”, - former Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Colombo, Dayan Jayatilleka.
“From the very beginning, the fourth phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach of the US missile defense system in Europe, raised concern in the Russian government because it threatens deterrence capabilities of Russia. Hagel’s announcement partially relieves this concern. However, in order to modify the current positions of the Russian MFA and MoD, officials will need to see official data on the Americans’ decisions. If the information is confirmed, this will become a crucial turning point in the countries’ relations,” – Evgeny Buzhinsky, PIR Center Senior Vice President.
Ways towards Nuclear Disarmament
The immense majority of countries and peoples stand for a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Russian Federation shares this noble goal.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
The project has been implemented since October 2008. Within its framework PIR Center elaborates set of practical steps for the preparation of new international negations aimed at deep reduction of nuclear arsenals; develops recommendations on the issue of possible significant reduction of all types of nuclear weapons; analyses possibilities of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the USA in the field of missile defense
"Ways towards Nuclear Disarmament" project includes several integral parts:
- Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group. The SuPR Group's main objective is to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Federation and the United States to work as partners on two of the most important issues on the global security agenda: nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament.
- Nuclear Nine (in Russian). Comprehensive analytics and data on all of nine states that currently posses nuclear weapons
PIR Center Analysis
NATO leaders and then-President Medvedev agreed in November 2010 to seek to develop a cooperative NATO-Russia missile defense. Over the past two years, however, the sides have been unable to agree upon a formula for such an arrangement, and missile defense is becoming a contentious issue on the U.S....
In May 2012 Chicago hosted the latest NATO summit. The event was attended by the heads of state and government, defense ministers and foreign ministers of more than 50 countries – including NATO members. The main topics on the agenda included the Afghan problem; agreeing on a program of reform of th...
The US-Russian relations in the field of security, as of early 2012, are still full of contradictions.
On the one hand the reset policy in bilateral relations which was initiated by Barack Obama three years ago has brought specific and very optimistic results, such as the Prague Treaty on Measures fo...
A sustainable U.S.-Russian partnership requires further action in arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation to ensure a stable and enduring relationship. During the meeting of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group in Gstaad, Switzerland, on February 2, 2011, participants discusse...
July 2, 2009. "As always, it is a pleasure to return to Moscow and to speak to a meeting organized by the PIR Center. I am particularly pleased to do so at a moment in time when there appears to be new currents of thinking internationally about nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation. For too long,...
The five Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nuclear-weapon states, or “P5″, met in Geneva on April 18-19, 2013 under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation, to build on the 2009 London, 2011 Paris and 2012 Washington P5 conferences. The P5 reviewed progress towards fulfilling the commitments...