“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

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Name: Kholodnov, Evgeny V.
City: St. Petersburg
Affiliation: PIR Center
Position: Intern, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program
Biography :

2nd Year Student for the master’s program Strategic and Arms control Studies, International Relations department, St. Petersburg State University. Presented his research on the International Conference for students, aspirants, and young scientists “Prospect Svobodiy-2016”, based on the Siberian Federal University. Worked as the chief-specialist at the accreditation department, the Executive Directorate of the “Winter Universiade-2019” in Krasnoyarsk, was responsible for the preparation and conduct of the World Championships – National Teams Boys 19 (WU2019 Test Event) for more than 120 people. Had internships in the Foreign Relations Department of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Region and the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Investment Policy, and Economic Development of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Region. Worked as a foreign trade manager in the private company on the import of goods from China. Has been having an internship at the PIR-Center on the NPR program since June 2020. Writes his blog on the website of the PIR-Center, also has publications in the monthly bulletin “Yaderny Control” (“Nuclear Control”). Languages: Russian (Native), English (Proficient), Chinese (Mandarin, elementary). Spheres of scientific interests: issues of nuclear weapons and disarmament, arms control, military innovations and technologies, strategy and politics, hypersonic weapons. 10/20