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The Director of PIR Center’s Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation Program recounts the ups and downs of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Differences over the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Midd

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20.07.2020

On May 19, 2017, Stanislav Petrov, whom the Western press vilified as “The man who saved the World”, died. Since 1993, there has been a very popular plot in the Western media on how in the early hours of September 26, 1983, duty officer Petrov prevented the outbreak of nuclear war by his professionalism. This paper will try to analyze the events of September 26, 1983, paying particular attention to the key points mentioned above.

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  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
    - Global Internet governance
  • Affiliation : Chairman of the Executive Board, PIR Center; Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International.
  • Expertise :
    - Political and military aspects of international security
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Military cooperation
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - START Treaty
    - Missile Defense
    - Military Use of the Outer Space
    - European security
  • Position : Deputy Head of the Executive Committee
  • Affiliation : All-Russia People's Front
  • Expertise :
    - Russia-NATO relations
    - Missile Defense
    - Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
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International School on Global Security — 2020

In light of the current situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Anniversary 20th International School on Global Security is postponed and will take place on September 26 — October 4, 2020.

The Future of the NPT: Shaping Russia’s Position

The purpose of the project is to provide a quality expert assessment of the issue, and by arranging various platforms for discussions, to facilitate a more constructive debate of the problems currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security

PIR Center continues to facilitate Russian-American dialogue on strategic security issues and NPT Review Process

Dual Degree Program in Nonproliferation Studies

Educational breakthrough in the field of non-proliferation: MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and PIR-Center have established a dual degree master’s programme in the sphere of non-proliferation.

Events schedule

Date Event
26.09.2020 XX International School on Global Security 2020, Zvenigorod, Moscow region (26 September - 4 October)
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PIR PRESS NEWS

13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.



 
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