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Andrey Baklitsky, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Pavel Luzin, and Oleg Demidov

Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a global leader. BRICS nations are already working closely in financial spheres, but there is clear room for improvement in terms of cooperation in high-tech industries,...

Andrey Baklitsky, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Pavel Luzin, Oleg Demidov

Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a global leader. Other global players are paying close attention to this format of international cooperation. BRICS nations are already working closely in the area of fi...

In the political sense, the success of a space exploration program is not defined solely by its specific results that can be used to achieve various foreign policy objectives. Another important criterion of success is the program’s ability to bolster the country’s international standing in various i...

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30.12.2013

Best wishes for the success and happiness in the New Year. PIR Center takes this opportunity to express our gratitude for your devotion and interest and extend our heartfelt greetings for the season. We wish you a wonderful year ahead and hope that this year brings you joy, good health and prosperity.

06.05.2013

“The PIR Center turned 19 on April 30th, and I would like to take this occasion to congratulate all of you. For nearly two decades, our organization has presented itself as a new type of research organization and think-tank, where we prepare a unique combination of ideas on key international security issues," - Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center President.

15.02.2013

“North Korea’s actions appear senseless, the country established itself as a nuclear power long ago, and this conduct doesn’t do any good as a signal of the country’s defense capabilities. If North Korea planned this in order to compel the US to engage in dialogue and to “up the ante” in these conversations, as they did in 2009, then they gravely miscalculated.” – Georgy Toloraya, Director of Korean Programs at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Name: Luzin, Pavel A.
Expertise:
Space politics
Military Use of the Outer Space
Biography :

PhD in political sciences. Pavel Luzin is a lecturer in the Department of the World History in the Perm State National Research University and in the Department of the Liberal Arts in the Higher School of Economics (Perm campus). In 2008 he has undertaken an internship at PIR Center; also he was an alumnus of PIR Center International Summer School on Global Security 2008. In 2009 he was an employee in the Office of Perm region to the Government of the Russian Federation. In 2008 - 2011 he made his PhD studies at the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS). Since April till Drecember 2013 worked as an assistant to Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index journal

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The author analyzes the current developments in outer space exploration and weaponization, making particular focus on the U.S. activities in this area. The article also contains a brief critical overview of the Russian efforts in promoting cooperation in outer space, as well as specific policy recom...

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