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10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

08.07.2020

“When students, aspiring to become diplomats, ask me whom they should regard as a role model, I say “Sergei Ryabkov”. You demonstrate such a unique combination of perseverance when it comes to defending national interests, openness to a dialogue, gentleness, intelligence, flair erudition, considerable professional expertise and an innate curiosity, inherent in young spirits, coupled with an endearing charm. Happy anniversary!” – Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Director and MGIMO Professor.

Summer School 2011 Agenda

June 19, Sunday

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

June 20, Monday

  • Common European Security and Cooperation – Looking for Consensus
  • The role of NATO in the modern security system
  • Contemporary Processes in Energy Sphere and International Political Relations
  • Round table. “Integration in the post-Soviet Space – First Lessons and Perspectives”
  • Russia's Policy Priorities and International Security
  • Seminar on Readings

June 21, Tuesday

  • International WMD Nonproliferation Regimes and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
  • Nuclear Weapon States: Nuclear Programs, Military Doctrines, and Nonproliferation
  • Nuclear Tipping Point Film
  • Seminar-Debate “Will the World without Nuclear Weapons be a Safer Place?”

June 22, Wednesday

  • The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Nonproliferation Regime. IAEA Safeguards
  • International Security and New Fields of Strategic Studies
  • Missile Defense – Tasks, Possibilities, Perspectives
  • Information Technologies and New Trends in the Military Organization
  • Swiss Defense and Security Policy: View from the Neutral Europe
  • Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones

June 23, Thursday

  • International seminar “Nuclear Energy and the Development of the Nonproliferation Culture: Covering New Regions” 
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear security
  • International Export Control System
  • Novospassky Monastery. Excursion. Concert of the Monastery Choir

June 24, Friday

  • Nuclear Program of DPRK and the Eastern Asia Nonproliferation Problems
  • Nonproliferation and Security Problems in South Asia
  • Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
  • CWC and BWC Realization Problems

June 25, Saturday

  • Solving the Iranian Nuclear Problem
  • Russia and the USA: from Deterrence towards New Approaches in the Relationships
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 1st Week
  • Military and Political Dimensions of the International Security
  • Middle East – Political Development Scenarios and the Impact on the Post-Soviet States

June 26, Sunday

  • Excursion to Zvenigorod and Alexander .Pushkin State Historical and Literature Museum in Zakharovo      

June 27, Monday

  • Russia-NATO Partnership – Political Reset and Practical Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Public image of NATO in Russia and perceptions of Russia in Allied countries
  • Stabilizing Afghanistan - a case study in pulling the cart together?
  • New Security Challenges: Common Threats or Competiting Agendas?

June 28, Tuesday

  • Global Trends in the Sphere of Conflicts and Other Forms of Armed Violence
  • Organized Crime and Armed Violence
  • Seminar CIS Security and Borders Problems (Afghanistan, Central Asia, Caucasus)
  • Russia – United States Relations and the International Security Issues

June 29, Wednesday

  • Internet, Information Technology and Global Security
  • Round table: CyberSecurity
  • Role playing game: Global Internet Governance Treaty
  • National and International Mechanisms of Prevention of Conventional Arms Illicit Traffic

June 30Thursday

  •  International Cooperation in Space (Star City) Excursion

July 1, Friday

  • Countering Illegal Income and Terrorism Funding
  • Role playing game: International Arms Trade Treaty
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 2nd Week
  • Certificates Awards / Photo
  • Reception on the Occasion of the Program Completion
  • Participants' Departure
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