“So, is it true that the Trump victory has opened up a window of opportunity for Russia’s relations with the United States? Not quite. Firstly, the window is so narrow that it looks more like a cat flap. Secondly, it’s been left ajar for a while rather than being thrown wide open. The moment that we are observing now should best be defined as “the flap of opportunity”. Today is the most appropriate time to discuss the real opportunities for real improvement of strategic relations.” – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Founder & Special Advisor of the PIR Center, the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The expert support of the the direct interaction between Washington and Moscow is crucial for maintaining positive dynamics of the process. With this goal PIR Center and Near East South Asia (NESA) Center have formed a bilateral task force to address...
Launching a non-governmental White Paper by PIR Center, Moscow in co-operation with Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneva and UNOG Library.
On April 24, 2013 in WMO Building, Geneva, Switzerland, took place joint meeting of members of the Centre russe d’etudes politiques and the Trialogue Club International. Amb. Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation spoke o...
“The Russian-US meeting was devoted to an expert discussion of practical issues concerning the preparations for the forthcoming 2020 NPT Review Conference. It was an important and interesting discussion, not too inspiring but not discouraging either”. – Ambassador Yury Nazarkin, participant of the Russian-American working group.
Twenty-five years since the end of Cold War, the Greater Europe is split again. In the course of a year, things previously thought impossible, namely Ukrainian military conflict and mutual sanctions between the West and Russia, came to reality. Europe stands at the brink of a full-flagged crisis of the arms control system and faces growing military threats. Above all, the trust between the parties is lost, which impedes return to sustainable and effective dialogue on the security issues. What are the reasons of the existing situation and what needs to be done to cope with the crisis? Is European development feasible without Russia and vice versa?
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 the Grand Conseil of Geneva canton Guy Mettan, Director of the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt Harald Mueller, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gerard Stoudmann, Ambassador of Italy to Switzerland Cosimo Risi, Senior Vice-President of bank Pictet & Cie Christopher Muraviev-Apostol 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 oil trading company Lia Oil SA.
Centre russe d'études 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.