Events

PIR Center Special Advisor Vladimir Orlov takes part in the 70 session of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, June 27-29, New-York, USA
29.06.2018
PIR Center Special Advisor Vladimir Orlov takes part in the meeting with the UN Secretary General, June 27-29, New-York, USA
29.06.2018
28.04.2018

The current international environment and state of US-Russian relationship may undermine the 2020 NPT Review Conference. At a Track 2.5 meeting, we ask the younger generation how to narrow the gap between the United States and Russia and help them fi...

18.04.2018

Our keynote speakers will be the key Russian expert on Middle East, Prof. Vitaly V. Naumkin, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2015 he was a moderator of the Inter-Syrian Moscow meeting. In 2016 act...

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News

15.07.2018

MOSCOW, JULY 15, PIR PRESS. – “А third party, be it a country or a non-state actor, can attack critical infrastructure of the US or Russia, making it look as if the aggressor was the other one, thus provoking war between them. In cyber space this is possible. Both the Russian and the US cyber doctrines allow them to react to major cyberattacks with all military means. Therefore, an effective direct communication and de-escalation channels between the two countries are a priority,” – Dr. Elena Chernenko, PIR Center Executive Board Member and Deputy Head of the Kommersant Newspaper Foreign Policy Department.

12.07.2018

“The Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, through its mandate to recommend studies, could be more closely integrated into deliberative processes and negotiations,” — Agenda for Disarmament of Secretary-General “Securing Our Common Future”.


07.06.2018

“The contemporary Russian and American leaders should reconfirm unequivocally and without any reservations the conviction of their predecessors of the 1970s and 1980s that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).

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Centre russe d'études politiques

«I welcome the initiative to create Centre russe d'études politiques. This will make a significant contribution to strengthening the strategic dialogue between Russia, Europe and the U.S. and also will provide a forum for exchanging the views between representatives of government, international experts, students, political scientists, and representatives of business and the media»

 Constantine Kosachev, the Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs


 

Centre russe d'études politiques was founded in Switzerland in August 2006. Its headquarters is located in the canton of Geneva.

The main objective of Centre is the establishing active dialogue on international security issues between Russia and European countries. Particular attention is paid to the development of Russian-Swiss dialogue on international security. The Centre russe d'études politiques  is honored to have among its members: President of Ploughshares Fund Joseph Cirincione, Executive Director of the Geneva Press Club Guy MettanHead of Research Department "International Security and World Order" at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Harald MuellerSpecial Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Human Rights in Crimea Gerard Stoudmann, Ambassador of Italy to Switzerland Cosimo Risi as well as European policy makers,  members of the leading European research centers. Among the corporate members of the Centre Russe d'etudes Politiques are Russian and Swiss organizations including Trialogue Club International

Centre russe dtudes politiques membership includes:

 

* Subscription to monthly bulletin Russia Confidential (in Russian and English);
* Subscription to the PIR Center’s electronic publications
* Monographs and reports from the PIR Center Library Series (in Russian/English);
* Invitations to all Centre russe d'études politiques’ events.

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Contact information Centre russe d'études politiques, 15, rue du Cendrier, Case Postale 1106, CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland. Phone: + 41 (0) 79 736 9034; e-mail: crep@pircenter.org.

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PIR Center Analysis

 

Since I delivered these remarks during a Track Two meeting between US and Russian experts, my essential point remains unchanged: Washington and Moscow need to discuss nuclear weapons and doctrine, even at the toughest bilateral moments. However, there remains a major obstacle to a similar discuss...

 

On July 16, 2018, one of the issues that might come up during the Russia-US summit in Helsinki is cyber security. This topic was discussed during the first meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Hamburg in July 2017. Although those negotiations yielded no practical result – the two preside...

Origins of the notion

It should be underlined that the concept of “strategic stability” was born in the late 1980s in the context of START-I negotiations to serve as a foundation of deep strategic arms reductions. In this role, it was designed to replace an amorphous and subjective notion of “equal...

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