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The U.S. carries out the first underground nuclear test.
29.11.1951
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27.11.2020

International security is not a center of the world, but a reflection of profound processes that nowadays are characterized by a growing randomness and shrinking planning horizon. Confidence, privacy and confidentiality of diplomacy are deteriorating. Ensuring security requires not only technical, but also political decisions. Under such circumstances the aim of the Russian foreign policy is to find a balance between development and security amidst an incoming new wave of globalization. To secure its status of a great power, Russia needs to preserve its relevance among other players and play a role of additional element to the situation of unsteady equilibrium.

25.11.2020

“In this transitional period, further strengthening of the dialogue with external partners, in particular BRICS-Plus, is of paramount importance. The absence of the states of the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the “club” at present limits the potential for the formation of a BRICS partner network. Whereas the “club” has a generally strong membership, so far, none of the states of the Islamic world participates in BRICS. This creates a certain imbalance, even though the Muslim population makes up a significant share in two of the five BRICS countries (India and Russia)”, ‒ PIR Center's report on the prospects of BRICS enlargement from the point of view of international security and Russia's interests.

24.11.2020

On the November 16 the U.S. conducted a successful test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile. The target of interceptor missile imitated an ICBM. The editorial board decided to talk to an expert about the way such test may influence strategic stability.  During the interview Oleg Krivolapov, research fellow of the Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Nikita Degtyarev, Coordinatorof the PIR CenterInformation & Publications Program, about the influence of the SM-3 Block IIA test on strategic stability, threat to Russian strategic systems and the future of the U.S. antimissile system.

International Summer School on Global Security 2008

2008_1.jpgFrom June, 29  to  July, 12, 2008 the Eighth International Summer School on Global Security was held . The main goal of the program was to expand the understanding of young experts on contemporary challenges and threats to international security and ways to find solutions.

During the first week the issues of regional security were discussed (Europe, Central Asia, the Black Sea and the Caspian region, the Middle East), as well as energy, environment, water, information, demographic and migration security issues, international crime, drug trafficking and other up-to-date challenges to global security.

2008_2.jpgThe second week of the course included lectures and seminars devoted to a detailed study of nonproliferation issues and arms control. Special attention was focused on the issues related to the international nonproliferation regime and possible scenarios of it's improvement; regional challenges to the nonproliferation regime (North Korea, Iran) and the role of international institutions in settling nonproliferation issues.

2008_3.jpgMore than 160 applications from 47 cities in 12 countries of the CIS were sent to PIR Center in 2008. As a result 26 young experts were approved - representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs and defense, the staff of research organizations, and graduate students of universities and academic institutions.

For all questions concerning the International Summer School please contact PIR Center Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or e-mail [email protected]

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