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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.   

Summer School 2010 Agenda

June 20, Sunday

Meeting at PIR Center, departure to Pokrovskoe. Registration. Distribution of Information Package Materials. Reception

June 21, Monday

  • The Creation of New Russian Identity and Cooperation with Neighbor Countries
  • Russia's Policy Priorities and International Security
  • Contemporary Processes in Energy Sphere and International Political Relations
  • Round table: Economical modernization and  Foreign Policy Priorities of the Post-Soviet Countries
  • Round table “Russian foreign policy prioprities: values, culture, economy and policy”

June 22, Tuesday

  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
  • Seminar on Readings
  • "Or is it New to Us to be at Odds with Europe?..” (Russian Relations with the European Countries and Regional Security)
  • Round table: “Security in Euro-Atlantic and Eurasia region – searching the consensus” 
  • Nuclear Tipping Point Film

June 23, Wednesday

  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to WMD Nonproliferation Regime
  • The Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • The International Cooperation in the Area of Nuclear Power Engineering
  • The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Nonproliferation Regime. IAEA Safeguards
  • Nuclear Weapon States: Nuclear Programs, Military Doctrines, and Nonproliferation
  • Seminar-Debate “Will the world without nuclear weapons be a safer place?”

June 24, Thursday

  • The Resources of Russian-language Internet and new Russian Publications on International Relations
  • Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones
  • Seminar: New Challenges to Nonproliferation Regime 
  • The Resources of Russian-Language Internet and new Russian Publications on International Relations
  • Problems of Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation
  • Ballistic Missile defense, Missile Proliferation Threats and Strategic Balance

June 25, Friday (Moscow)

  • Conference “New START Signed, What's Next?”

June 26, Saturday

  • Security Problems in the Middle East Region
  • “Solving the Iranian “Nuclear” Problem
  • The North Korean Nuclear Program and Nonproliferation Problems in the Far East
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 1st Week

June 27, Sunday

  •  Excursion (State historical-literary reserve of Pushkin A.S.)

June 28, Monday

  • Armed Violence Trends and Forms (terrorism, conflicts)
  • Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime
  • New Strategic Concept of  NATO and Alliance Relationship to the Partners
  • Round table: Future of the Relationship Russia-NATO: Challenges and Possibilities

June 29, Tuesday 

  • New Challenges and Threats in the Foreign Russian Policy
  • Round table: Development of Science and International Security in 21st Century
  • International Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Challenges to Security of the 21st Century
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Post-Soviet Countries

June 30, Wednesday

  • National and International Mechanisms of Prevention of Illegal Conventional Arms Traffic
  • Round table: Post-Soviet States' Armed Forces – Transformation Results and Consequences for Eurasian Security
  • Human Trafficking Problems
  • Swiss Policy in the Sphere of Defense and Security: View from Neutral Europe
  • Meeting with Yuri P. Vyazemsky, Chair of the Department of World Literature and Culture, MGIMO 

July 1, Thursday

  • Internet, Information Technology and Global Security
  • Round table: Information Security
  • Seminar: Internet Management and International Security
  • Round table: The Former Soviet Union Demographic Processes and the Migration - Opportunities and Challenges
  • Diaspora in the Post-Soviet Space as a Factor in Security Policy

July 2, Friday

  • Training: New International Security Terms in Russian language (political translation questions)
  • Seminar-Debate: Do We Need European Security Treaty?
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 2nd Week
  • The Russian Foreign Policy Priorities: the Country Modernization and New World Order
  • Certificates Awarding / Photo
  • Reception on the Occasion of the Program Completion

July 3, Saturday

  • Participants' departure
  • Sight-seeing tour, Moscow: visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Central Museum of Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945
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