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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.

Summer School 2009 Agenda

Pokrovskoe (Moscow Region), June 28 - July 10, 2009

June 28, Sunday

Meeting in PIR Center, departure to Pokrovskoe. Registration. Distribution of Information Package Materials. Reception.

June 29, Monday

  • Project Russian World, the Creation of New Russian  Identity and Cooperation with Neighbor Countries
  • Russia's Policy Priorities in the Field of Security
  • Diaspora in Post-Soviet Space as a Factor of Security Policy
  • Language of International Relations in the Post-Soviet Space
  • Seminar on Readings

June 30, Tuesday

  • “Or is it New to us to be at odds with Europe?..” (Russian Relations with the European Countries and Regional Security)
  • Seminar: Security in Eurasia: Existing Structures and New Initiatives on Creating Multilateral Security Mechanisms in Eurasia
  • Swiss Policy in the Sphere of Defense and Security: View from neutral Europe
  • NATO 1949-2009: Change of Strategies
  • Round table: “NATO – Russia: Experience and Prospects of Cooperation”

July 1, Wednesday

  • Tendencies of Contemporary Armed Conflicts
  • The Five-day War in South Caucasus: Complex Analyses of the Situation
  • New Notions of International Security in Russian (the issues of political translation)
  • Seminar: Security in the Post-Soviet Space 
  • Internet, Information Technology and Contemporary International Relations

July 2, Thursday

  • Terrorism: Definition, Typology, Ideologies and Organizational Forms
  • Tendencies of Transnational Organized Crime and Drug-dealing Development
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development of the Post-Soviet Countries
  • International Security During Global Economic Crisis
  • Biotechnology and food supply security

July 3, Friday

  • Conference: Multilateral Approaches to Nuclear Disarmament: the Next Steps  

July 4, Saturday

  • Demographic Modernization and National Security
  • Migration Problems in the Post-Soviet Space
  • Security Problems in the Middle East Region
  • Testing

July 6,  Monday

  • The Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
  • Problems of Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation
  • Nuclear Weapon States: Nuclear Programs, Military Doctrines, and Nonproliferation
  • The International Cooperation in the Area of Nuclear Power Engineering

July 7,  Tuesday

  • The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Nonproliferation Regime. IAEA Safeguards   
  • Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones
  • The Resources of Russian-language Internet  and New Russian Publications on International Relations
  • Seminar: South Asia: Challenges to Nonproliferation Regime and Nuclear Security
  • The North Korean Nuclear Program and Nonproliferation Problems in the Far East

July 8, Wednessday

  • Prevention of Missile Proliferation Threat
  • The Global Partnership and Reducing the Nuclear Threat: Experience of Canada
  • Solving the Iranian “Nuclear” Problem
  • National and International Mechanisms of  Prevention of Illegal Conventional Arms Traffic
  • International Mechanisms of Prevention of Militarization of Outer Space

July 9, Thursday

  • Seminar 2010 NPT Review Conference
  • Testing
  • Russia and the Forming of New International Security Agenda

Graduation Certificates Awarding / Photography

Reception on the occasion of the program completion

July 10,  Friday

10.00 - Participant's departure

12.00-17.00 - sight-seeing tour, Moscow

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