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Great Britain conducts its last nuclear test.
26.11.1991
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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.

23.11.2020

“Today, feeling the amazing energy of the participants of the XX Anniversary School, of my colleagues and, of course, of those, who we call the PIR Center Community, I want to point out that we are moving in the right direction. Thanks to our common efforts, the PIR Center has crossed a quarter-century threshold and continues to be active, for what I want to express my special thanks to members of our “organized non-governmental community”, ‒ Vladimir Orlov, Founder and Director of the PIR Center.   

International School on Global Security 2015 Program

Sunday, August 30

* Arrival of participants, hotel check-in, registration
* Opening Ceremony


Monday, August 31

* Introduction of participants
* Russia’s political priorities in international security

* International WMD nonproliferation regimes and the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

* The situation in the Middle East – mythic and real threats, risks and opportunities for the CIS

* What is BRICS capable of? New five-year plans and its realisation perspective

* Seminar on readings


Tuesday, September 1

* The Iranian nuclear issue and nonproliferation problems in the Middle East

* Situation in Afghanistan influence on the security and development of Central Asia states. Eurasian integration potential in solving regional problems

* Roundtable. Background and future architecture of pan-European security


Wednesday, September 2

* Current issues in arms control

* World nuclear energy development trends and international nuclear nonproliferation regime

* Can ISIS obtain an A-bomb? Current status of nuclear security

* IAEA and other international mechanisms in regional nonproliferation and nuclear security problem-solving – background, potential, problems and prospects

* Seminar. Current issues of nonproliferation and nuclear security


Thursday, September 3

* Roundtable. International security cooperation perspective across Eurasia in the context of new global problems and challenges

* Seminar. “The situation in neighboring regions and security in the post-Soviet space”

* Russia in the international field – what and why has changed in the last year, what to happen next year


Friday, September 4

* ICT: a revolutionary factor in the international security and global development

* Privacy and security in the cyberspace: from Snowden’s revelations to the “internet of everything”

* Cyber-weapons and cyber-attacks: modern digital threats pattern

* Roundtable. Cyberspace international laws: problems and application prospects

* Current and future issues of the internet governance


Saturday, September 5

* Debate “Will the world be safer without nuclear weapons?” 

* Visit to the Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum Abramtsevo

* Does the Moscow Consensus have a chance – the Russian outlook in the new international context

* Closing Ceremony. Certificates of completion award ceremony


Sunday, September 6

* Guided tour. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in Russian history and culture

* Departure 


 

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