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.

Training Course Agenda

March 16, Sunday


  • 12:00 – 24:00- Arrival of regional and foreign students of the Training Course to Moscow and check-in to the Hotel


March 17, Monday


  • 9.00 – 10.30 - Opening. Introduction of participants
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Information and Communication Technologies: Embracing New Domain of International Relations and Security
  • 12.30– 14.00 - Cybersecurity in Russia: paradoxes of the strategy and questions for perspective
  • 14.0015.30 – Lunch
  • 15.30 – 17.00 - ICANN as a Global Internet Governance Stakeholder and the Multistakeholder Approach
  • 17.15 – 18.45 - Legal Regulation of Runet: What Happened in 2013 and What’s On Now?
  • 20.00 – 22.00 – Welcoming dinner


March 18, Tuesday


  • 9.30 – 11.00 - International Security in the Field of ICT Use: How Russia Contributes to Global Agenda Goals
  • 11.15 – 13.30 - Round table “Transformation of Global Internet Governance after Edward Snowden: Is It Possible to Find a balance Between Security and Users Rights?”
  • 13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch
  • 14.30 16.00 - Global Identification in the Internet: Challenges, Goals, Perspectives of Universal Approach Elaboration
  • 16.15 – 18.00 - Seminar on Readings
  • 18.30 – 20:00 - Dinner


 March 19, Wednesday


  • 09.00 – 10.30 - Information Security of Critical Infrastructure: Key Threats, Ways of Tackling Them and International Cooperation
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Cyberwar and Cyber weapons: Entering the Future Conflict Domain
  • 12.30 – 14.00 - Cybercrime in Russia and Globally: Trends and Challenges
  • 14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch
  • 15.00 – 16.30 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation” - Introductive Lecture
  • 16.45 – 19.00 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation”
  • 19.30 – 22.00 - Awarding Certificates to Students, Dinner


 March 20, Thursday


  • 10.00 – 13.00 - Short excursion program (excursion to the Bunker-42 of Stalin)
  • 12.00 – 24.00 - Check-out of regional and foreign students of the Training Course from the Hotel and departure from Moscow