The work of the group was completed in July of 2014. Information is not being updated

On April 8, 2010, the day when the New START Treaty was signed, PIR Center in collaboration with the Ploughshares Fund established the 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.

US-Russia.jpgAll members of the SuPR Group are leading experts on U.S.-Russian relations, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. The Group also includes one media representative from each side to make its work transparent for the public in both countries.

On February 2-3, 2011, the SuPR Group met in Gstaad, Switzerland, to discuss the next steps in nuclear disarmament. SuPR Group members also discussed how both countries could better work together on the most urgent regional nuclear nonproliferation challenge – the Middle East. As a result of the meeting, several recommendations to the U.S. and Russian presidents were formulated. The expert recommendations sent to the White House and Kremlin received substantial press attention and the expert responses from Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of The Department for security and disarmament, and Director of Russian Institute of Strategic Studies, Gen. (retired) Leonid Reshetnikov.

On December 6-7, 2011 in Washington D.C. PIR Center together with Ploughshares Fund held meeting of Sustainable Partnership with Russia(SuPR) Group on the “Future of the Russian-US Strategic Dialogue: Beyond Deterrence – Building a Sustainable Agenda”. At the meeting, presentations were also made by Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism Gary Samore, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia in the USA Sergey Kislyak. The SuPR members also held a briefing with top US experts on international security issues and bilateral relations.

On March 14, 2012 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in his public speech gave positive assessment of SuPR work. He mentioned “I would like to emphasize the initiative of PIR Center and Ploughshares Fund to establish Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group. On February 2011 the SuPR Group held the meeting, afterwards the expert recommendations were prepared. These are competent and professional recommendations. They were sent to the President and now we examine these ideas”.

SuPR Group Members

Additional materials of SuPR

Photo gallery


For all questions related to SUPR, please contact us by tel.: +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14.

This project is completed. Information is not being updated

"Despite the difficulties arising from the declaration of Russia's withdrawal from the ISTC, the organization is actively working on plans for its reform.  This new direction will be critical for Russia, since the ISTC does not completely exclude the possibility of the resumption of cooperation with its Russian partners. Such cooperation will not be possible under the ISTC itself since the withdrawal process is irreversible . Russia, however, does not rule out the possibility of joining a new organization, created on the basis of the ISTC as a result of its reforms."

Alexander Cheban, Representative of the Security Index journal in Ukraine

20 years of cooperation: What next?

ISTC.pngRussia's decision to withdraw from the ISTC in 2013 along with the news on the possible termination of cooperation between Russia and the United States under the Nunn–Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program may call into question not only the bilateral Russian-American cooperation in the field of nuclear security, but may also negatively impact on global nuclear security agenda.

To avoid this, the PIR Center is implementing the project on “The Future of the Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security". Beginning in 2013, the Russia-U.S. expert group will be operating within the frameworks of the project, which includes leading scientists and experts from both countries. The Group members will present their recommendations to the governments of Russia and the United States.

Key issues of the project:

  • Prospects for further Russia-U.S. bilateral and multilateral cooperation on nuclear security
  • Development of nuclear technologies and future of nonproliferation
  • Stability of existing international cooperation mechanisms for nuclear security

PIR Center Project:

  • ·On April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the ISTC and the U.S. Department of State held an International seminar on Lessons and Prospects for Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation;
  • ·PIR Center's Consultant Dmitry Kovchegin participated in the 2012 Seoul NSS activities
  • ·Meeting of the Trialogue Club International was organized with the participation of Ambassador-at-Large Vadim Lukov, which reviewed the current nuclear security activities of the G8 and G20

In 2013 a Study by PIR Center’s expert Working Group on Global Partnership and Russia-U.S. cooperation in nuclear security is published in Russian. The full text of the Study and its executive summary  are available at PIR Center website.

Description of the Project (in pdf format)

Concept of the project

Executive Summary of the PIR Center report on

international cooperation in WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security field

PIR Center's Study on international cooperation in WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security

Please do not hesitate to contact Research Fellow Alexander Cheban should you have any questions, ideas or comments on this project at phone +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14, email: [email protected]

«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

ATTENTION TO MEMBERS: Annual General Assembly meeting of Centre russe detudes politiques,  will take place on April 20, 2020, via teleconference, and will be coordinated from our association's headquarters in Geneva

ATTENTION TO MEMBERS: General Assembly extraordinary meeting of Centre russe detudes politiques  will take place on April 20, 2020, via teleconference  and will be coordinated from our association's headquarters in Geneva

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.





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.geneva at

Full Project Description


First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Council of Federation Sergey Kislyak answers the questions of Trialogue Club members


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With questions on Trialogue Club activities and membership options please, contact the Club Team by phone: +7 (916) 170 03 07 or email: [email protected]