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Russian International Affairs Council

July 1, 2020

 

For Russia, the military developments and strategies of the United States recreate those challenges and threats that the USSR associated with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Adopted in 1984, the SDI programme involved...

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The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. Today one may unequivocally say that the unipolar project, which has been constructed by the USA with the help of its allies, did not materialize.  There began the construction of a more just multipo...

NATO nuclear sharing arrangements: whether they are compliant with the NPT. Assessment of the current situation in the context of the upcoming NPT Review Conference. image

Throughout the Cold War, there was a race for the development and production of new types of nuclear weapons between the two great powers, the USA and the USSR. Both countries were deploying these weapons in Europe. After the collapse of the USSR, all nuclear weapons from the post-Soviet space were ...

The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

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Buzhinskiy, Evgeny P. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Chairman of the Executive Board
Expertise :
Political and military aspects of international security
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Military cooperation
Russia-NATO relations
START Treaty
Missile Defense
Military Use of the Outer Space
European security
Biography :

Lieutenant-General (Retired), Ph.D. Military Sciences. In the Armed Services since 1968. Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, M.V. Frunze Military academy. 1976-1992 – served in different positions in the General Staff of the USSR and Russian Federation. From 1992 to 2002 – served in positions of: Senior Officer, Deputy Head of Direction, Head of Direction, Deputy Head of Department, Head of the International Treaties Department of  the Russian Ministry of Defense. Promoted to the rank of Major-General in 2000, to the rank of Lt.-General – in 2003. In 2002 he was appointed on the position of Head of the International Treaties Department – Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. Retired from active duty in 2009. In 2009-2017 - PIR Center Consultant, then Senior vice-president. PIR Center's Chairman of the Executive Board since 2014. From 2016 – Associate professor and Head of Center for Applied Political-Military Research of School of World Politics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University.  Deputy CEO of "Vega Radio Engineering Corporation" from  2009 to 2018. Vice-President of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).  Expertise: arms control, political and military aspects of international security, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, military use of the outer space, Russia-NATO, Russia-U.S., Russia-China relations. 10/20

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Evgeny P. Buzhinsky celebrates his 70th birthday

 

Evstafiev, Dmitry G. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Department of Integrated Communications, The Higher School of Economics
Position : Professor
Biography :

Doctor of Political Science. Prof., National Research University - Higher School of Economics, earlier - vice president of KROS Public Relations Development Company. Leading expert on the military and political facets of Russian national security, U.S. foreign and military policy, and regional aspects of nuclear nonproliferation. In 2001-2008 worked as Director of the Techsnabexport (TENEX) Public Relations Department and Deputy Director General of the National Laboratory for Foreign Policy. An experienced editor, he is a co-author of several books and monographs, and an author of several articles as well as publications in Russian and foreign academic and political press. In 1995-2003 he was a PIR Center senior research associate. PIR Center Security Index Editorial Board Member. 12/17

Karaveli Halil image
City : Ankara
Affiliation : Senior Associate, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, Johns Hopkins University
Biography :

Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, and Managing Editor of the Turkey Analyst, in which he writes a biweekly column. From 1991 to 2007, Mr. Karaveli served as editorial writer at the Swedish daily Östgöta Correspondentenfor 16 years. His publications include Reconciling Statism with Freedom: Turkey's Kurdish Opening, (2010) Prospects for a 'Torn' Turkey: A Secular and Unitary Future?, (with Svante Cornell, 2008); and Turkiet – en nygammal stormakt? (Turkey – a reborn great power?), Swedish Institute of International affairs (1993). Mr. Karaveli holds a B.Sc. in Political science from the University of Gothenburg, and has been awarded the Swedish-Turkish Friendship Award. Mr. Karaveli's recent research has been focused on the impasse of Kemalism and on the reconciliation of the Turkish state tradition with societal freedom. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

Lavrov Sergey image
Affiliation : Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Biography :

Born in 1950. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the MFA of the U.S.S.R in 1972. Began his activity in 1972 at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka. Worked in the Department of International Organizations of the Soviet MFA between 1976 and 1981. From 1981 to 1988 – First Secretary, Councilor and Second Councilor at the Permanent Mission of the U.S.S.R to the United Nations. From 1988 to 1990 – Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the MFA of Russia. In 19901992 – Director of the Department of International Organizations and Global Problems of the MFA of Russia. In 19921994 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1994 – Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. On March 9, 2004 he was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Decorated with state awards.

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