The Role of the Women in the Areas of Nuclear Nonproliferation, Disarmament and Global Security: the Case Study of Russia image

Are our sex and gender so important for professional development in the fields of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament and can they become an obstacle in the XXI century? The goal of this research paper is to study the role of the Russian women in the fields of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmam...

Way Out of the Arms Control Pandemic image

This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms c...


PIR Center conducted an interview with Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, Senior Advisor on International Relations to the Leader of the Opposition and Daily FT Columnist (Colombo, Sri Lanka). Since March 2022, Dayan Jayatilleka has been a member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.

In an interview with him, we ...

In an Vladimir Orlov's interview, director of PIR Center, with Jorge Ferrer, a journalist of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the issues of the risks of using nuclear weapons against the background of the Ukrainian conflict are touched upon. We also talked about how the Chekhov rifle differs from nu...

PIR Center conducted an interview with Professor Mustafa Kibaroglu, Ph.D in International Relations, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at the MEF University in Istanbul, a PIR Center Advisory Board member. We discussed the possibility of exporting U.S. nuclear tec...

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Shestakova, Sofya S. image
City : Kemerovo
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Free association
Biography :

Ungraduated student of Kemerovo State University (BA Hons International relations (expected in 2022)). Head of the Student Scientific Society of KemSU. In 2021-2022 was a PIR Center intern. In 2020 took 3rd place in the competition "Best student" in the nomination "Research work in the humanities" in Kemerovo oblast. In 2020 become a Municipal scholarship holder of the Administration of Kemerovo, in 2021 received the governmental scholarship. The best research work “EU states' activities to implement the JCPOA (2018-2021)” following the results of the XVI International Scientific Conference of Students and Young Scientists “Education, Science, Innovation: The Contribution of Young Researchers”. The winner of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates (PIR Center team).

Expertise: geopolitics in the Middle East, international security, Iran nuclear deal, P5 process, WMD-free zone in the Middle East, EU and Russia foreign policy. 05/22