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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

Experts about PIR Center

723_350_175.jpg"PIR has developed into an important and influential think tank. And I not only in my capacity as president of Pugwash but in my work both in the United Nations and as a Sri Lankan diplomat have had a number of common links with you"

 

 Jayantha Dhanapala ,

Chairman of the UN University Council and the 11th President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

 


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"We highly walue what PIR Center is doing, we walue its expertise and knowledge and we are very grateful for the assitence that PIR Center provides ".

 Anatoly Antonov,

Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation

 

 

 


 

100084.jpg"[…] PIR Center is one of the organizations that provide highest, global level of the poloyical analysis on the key questions, and in this sense is supporting us, our foreign policy élite on the official and unofficial level".

 

Sergey Ryabkov,

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

 


 

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"Among the research institutions with the most authority in the sphere of the classical foreign policy (without taking into consideration governmental institutes) is normally named PIR Center (mainly on the issue of nuclear nonproliferation) [...]".

Kommersant Vlast Magazine, №39 (993), 01.10.2012

 


shaker.jpg"To PIR and Vladimir, my sincere thanks for your hospitality and introducing me to your young and impressive colleagues. Hope to see you all very soon."

Mohammed Shaker,

Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs

 

 


 

helg.PNG"Dear friends, great presentation this morning of your useful activities and impressive competencies. I am looking forward to increase our cooperation with PIR Center."

Pierre Helg,

Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation

 


 

voronkov.jpg"I wish V. Orlov and his wonderful colleagues new successes for the benefit of Russia and strengthening of its international positions."

Vladimir Voronkov,

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna

 


 

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"Thank you for a unique platform to discuss issues critical for the  world community. Wish you continued new success."

Elina Kirichenko,

Director of the Center for North American Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences

 


 

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