Joint Understanding on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, Joint Sstatement on Missile Defense and Joint Statement on Nuclear Cooperation were adopted at a meeting of Russian and US presidents in Moscow
The Council of Federation ratified agreement on the establishment of the International Organization for ITER

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The present occasional paper seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of the key provisions of the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence and put them into perspective, while also drawing on the 2014 Military Doctrine. The “Basic Principles” is considered as a development of major importance since it is the first time in Russian history that such a detailed nuclear policy planning document is released publicly, and the room for misinterpretation of Russian nuclear policy is narrowed.


PIR Center continues to publish policy papers, which were prepared for a joint seminar on reducing nuclear risks during great power competition, which was co-organized together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As it appears that such competition is already underway, we decided to release two policy memos originally prepared for the seminar under one cover “Strategic (In)Stability: Perspectives from the U.S.”. As discussed by the authors, there is some overlooked potential for constructive engagement between Russian and the United States with regards to arms control and emerging technologies.


«Active involvement of the organizing partners, academic advisors, and instructors of the Dual Degree Master`s Program allows us to maintain a high level, dynamics, and quality of the educational process. Students of the program continue to show impressive results, and the recent master's thesis defense is a good confirmation of that», – Educational Program Director of PIR Center Yulia Sych.

Participants of the International School on Global Security 2016

ALIMOV Alishokh, Department of International Military Cooperation, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

* AL-KHATEEB Eiyas Farkhan (Syria), Institute of Sociology and Area Studies, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

* ATOYAN Vardan, "Noravank" Research and Educational Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia

* BALDRYAN Astghik, Department of Press, Information and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

* BARANNIKOVA Anastasia, Center for International Maritime Studies, Maritime State University named after admiral G.I. Nevelskoy, Vladivostok, Russia

* GUSSEINOV Kamran, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia

* DIAMOND Julia Lovisa, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Monterey, United States

* ERMAKOV Igor, Russian Embassy in Turkmenistan, Moscow, Russia

* ISRAILOV Alikhan, the Ministry of the Chechen Republic for Youth, Grozny, Russia

* KANI Daniyar, Department of Education and Science, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan

* KIM Vladimir, First Asian Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

* KOZINTSEV Alexander, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia

* MALAKHOV Anton, Office of International Military Cooperation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

* MINIYAZOV Arman, Council of young scientists and specialists of the National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kurchatov, Kazakhstan

* MIRZOEV Khusrav, Foreign Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

* MISATYUK Elena, Sarov Physics and Technology Institute, National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI", Sarov, Russia

* MULKUBATOV Kalender, Foreign Policy Department of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

* NIKHANOVA Dana, Bureau of Accounting and Control of Uranium JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom", Astana, Kazakhstan

* ORLANDO Roberto, The Italian Embassy in Russia, Italy

* PATARAYA Astanda, Council of Young Diplomats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, Sukhum, Abkhazia

* SATTAROV Rafael, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Namangan, Uzbekistan

* SEVYAN Christina, Department of International Military Cooperation, Defence Policy Department, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

* SIKHARULIDZE Archil, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

* TOKAREV Alexey, the Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia

* TULUPOV Dmitry, Faculty of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia