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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 2011 Agenda

June 19, Sunday

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

June 20, Monday

  • Common European Security and Cooperation – Looking for Consensus
  • The role of NATO in the modern security system
  • Contemporary Processes in Energy Sphere and International Political Relations
  • Round table. “Integration in the post-Soviet Space – First Lessons and Perspectives”
  • Russia's Policy Priorities and International Security
  • Seminar on Readings

June 21, Tuesday

  • International WMD Nonproliferation Regimes and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • Contemporary Challenges and Threats to Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
  • Nuclear Weapon States: Nuclear Programs, Military Doctrines, and Nonproliferation
  • Nuclear Tipping Point Film
  • Seminar-Debate “Will the World without Nuclear Weapons be a Safer Place?”

June 22, Wednesday

  • The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Nonproliferation Regime. IAEA Safeguards
  • International Security and New Fields of Strategic Studies
  • Missile Defense – Tasks, Possibilities, Perspectives
  • Information Technologies and New Trends in the Military Organization
  • Swiss Defense and Security Policy: View from the Neutral Europe
  • Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones

June 23, Thursday

  • International seminar “Nuclear Energy and the Development of the Nonproliferation Culture: Covering New Regions” 
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear security
  • International Export Control System
  • Novospassky Monastery. Excursion. Concert of the Monastery Choir

June 24, Friday

  • Nuclear Program of DPRK and the Eastern Asia Nonproliferation Problems
  • Nonproliferation and Security Problems in South Asia
  • Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
  • CWC and BWC Realization Problems

June 25, Saturday

  • Solving the Iranian Nuclear Problem
  • Russia and the USA: from Deterrence towards New Approaches in the Relationships
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 1st Week
  • Military and Political Dimensions of the International Security
  • Middle East – Political Development Scenarios and the Impact on the Post-Soviet States

June 26, Sunday

  • Excursion to Zvenigorod and Alexander .Pushkin State Historical and Literature Museum in Zakharovo      

June 27, Monday

  • Russia-NATO Partnership – Political Reset and Practical Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Public image of NATO in Russia and perceptions of Russia in Allied countries
  • Stabilizing Afghanistan - a case study in pulling the cart together?
  • New Security Challenges: Common Threats or Competiting Agendas?

June 28, Tuesday

  • Global Trends in the Sphere of Conflicts and Other Forms of Armed Violence
  • Organized Crime and Armed Violence
  • Seminar CIS Security and Borders Problems (Afghanistan, Central Asia, Caucasus)
  • Russia – United States Relations and the International Security Issues

June 29, Wednesday

  • Internet, Information Technology and Global Security
  • Round table: CyberSecurity
  • Role playing game: Global Internet Governance Treaty
  • National and International Mechanisms of Prevention of Conventional Arms Illicit Traffic

June 30Thursday

  •  International Cooperation in Space (Star City) Excursion

July 1, Friday

  • Countering Illegal Income and Terrorism Funding
  • Role playing game: International Arms Trade Treaty
  • Testing Upon Completion of the 2nd Week
  • Certificates Awards / Photo
  • Reception on the Occasion of the Program Completion
  • Participants' Departure
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