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U.S. President G.W. Bush states that the U.S. will withdrawal from the 1972 ABM Treaty in six months
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13.12.2019

"Strategic stability, according to a basic understanding, means the relationship between Russia and the United States, when both sides have no incentives to launch a first nuclear strike. It was defined during the Cold War. Development of new arms technologies, including highprecision non-nuclear, hypersonic weapons and space-based missile defense systems, makes an impact on strategic stability. A significant shift in balance of power between Russia and the United States can undermine stability, increasing the risk of nuclear conflict," - Consultant to PIR Center and Researcher of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrey Baklitskiy. 

12.12.2019

"US-Russia relations have not been at such a dangerously low level since the end of the cold war," - Cynthia Lazaroff, documentary filmmaker/producer, founder of US-Russian exchange initiatives, environmental activist and Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

International School on Global Security 2015 Program

Sunday, August 30

* Arrival of participants, hotel check-in, registration
* Opening Ceremony


Monday, August 31

* Introduction of participants
* Russia’s political priorities in international security

* International WMD nonproliferation regimes and the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

* The situation in the Middle East – mythic and real threats, risks and opportunities for the CIS

* What is BRICS capable of? New five-year plans and its realisation perspective

* Seminar on readings


Tuesday, September 1

* The Iranian nuclear issue and nonproliferation problems in the Middle East

* Situation in Afghanistan influence on the security and development of Central Asia states. Eurasian integration potential in solving regional problems

* Roundtable. Background and future architecture of pan-European security


Wednesday, September 2

* Current issues in arms control

* World nuclear energy development trends and international nuclear nonproliferation regime

* Can ISIS obtain an A-bomb? Current status of nuclear security

* IAEA and other international mechanisms in regional nonproliferation and nuclear security problem-solving – background, potential, problems and prospects

* Seminar. Current issues of nonproliferation and nuclear security


Thursday, September 3

* Roundtable. International security cooperation perspective across Eurasia in the context of new global problems and challenges

* Seminar. “The situation in neighboring regions and security in the post-Soviet space”

* Russia in the international field – what and why has changed in the last year, what to happen next year


Friday, September 4

* ICT: a revolutionary factor in the international security and global development

* Privacy and security in the cyberspace: from Snowden’s revelations to the “internet of everything”

* Cyber-weapons and cyber-attacks: modern digital threats pattern

* Roundtable. Cyberspace international laws: problems and application prospects

* Current and future issues of the internet governance


Saturday, September 5

* Debate “Will the world be safer without nuclear weapons?” 

* Visit to the Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum Abramtsevo

* Does the Moscow Consensus have a chance – the Russian outlook in the new international context

* Closing Ceremony. Certificates of completion award ceremony


Sunday, September 6

* Guided tour. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Russian history and culture

* Departure 


 

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