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How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end.  
The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries...

Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US-Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War. Such stability is achieved by “seeking agreements that improve survivability, remove incentives for...

Russia’s vision of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation issues remains in fact very conventional. It is pragmatic and realistic. We do not feel “constrained by traditional formats and diplomatic protocol”. On the contrary, we strongly believe that in many cases using proven formats and ke...

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PIR Center Alumni

Chekov, Alexander D. image
City : Moscow
Biography :

Postgraduate student at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO-University). Graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities in 2011 with a specialist degree in International Relation in 2011. In 2010 studied in Laval University (Quebec, Canada) as a visiting student. Participant of the European Summer School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012) of the Czech Republic and Center of Regional and International Policy Winter School (2013). The sphere of scientific interest includes US-Russian Relations, ABM, START and Nuclear Nonproliferation. PIR Center Education and Training Program Coordinator in 2013 06/13

Chizhov Dmitry image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Ph.D. in Economics, Researcher, Strategic Studies Department, The Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences
Coakwell Jacob Richard image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern
Biography :

Student of RANEPA. A student at Brigham Young University studying Russian and political science with an emphasis in international strategies and diplomacy. He is researching Russia's foreign policy with an emphasis in military-political relations. He has lived in 7 different countries and knows 5 languages. His research interests are Russian foreign policy and cyber security.

Dadashev Vagif image
City : Baku, Azerbaijan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

Dahnke Jennifer image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Intern
Biography :

Jennifer is a Masters student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program. Before coming to PIR, she worked in Monterey as a Graduate Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies as part of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree from Colby College, where she was a double-major in Russian and physics. Her professional interests include technical issues in nonproliferation, as well as Russian-American cooperation. She speaks Russian. PIR Center intern in February-May, 2013.

Dankov Artem image
City : Tomsk, Russia
Affiliation : Department of Global Politics, Tomsk State University
Darbinyan Suren image
City : Yerevan, Armenia
Expertise :
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Demidov Oleg V. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Social media
Cyber security
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Oleg Demidov graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University of Lomonosov in 2010. Currently, Oleg has been working on his Ph.D thesis at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In 2011-2012, he held the position of Project Coordinator at Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS) under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Since 2012, he has served as an expert to the Commission on Information Security and Cybercrime at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). In 2013-2014, he held the position of Director of the Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center. 

Since 2011 Oleg has been participating in the international project “A Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers” conducted by Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (PRIF) (through 2014). He is the author of a number of research articles on information security, cybersecurity, and global internet governance in PIR Center’s Security Index journal and other editions. Oleg serves as the Secretary of the Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under PIR Center Advisory Board. In March 2014 Oleg became a member of the Research Advisory Network (RAN) under the Global Commission on Internet Governance (CGIG). PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.


Devyatnikov Andrey image
City : Tyumen, Russia
Affiliation : Postgraduate Student and Lecturer at the Chair of Modern History and International Relations by the Institute of History and Political Sciences, Tyumen State University
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Diamond Julia Lovisa image
City : Monterey, USA
Affiliation : Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey
Position : Master's student
Biography :

Master's student in Non-proliferation and Terrorism Studies program, with minor in Russian studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She graduated from Boston University with bachelor’s degree in International Relations (2014). Interned at PIR Center. Research interests: international relations, history; Russian studies; EU-Russia relations in the context of international security; nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security; the study of terrorism; the US-Russia relations; Russian foreign policy; international cooperation in the Arctic; approaches to the problem of North Korea's nuclear program; evolution of the IAEA safeguards system. Languages: Spanish and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

Djabbarova Shahnoza image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center Intern
Biography :

Graduated from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, International Relations Department (Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2009). Currently MA student of Politics and Security (Central Asia) program of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Participant of international seminars and conferences on security in Central Asia, and DAAD International Summer School “Regionalism and Security” organized by the University of Magdeburg in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the International University of Central Asia in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan (18 – 31 July 2010), will take part in DAAD International Summer School “Socio-economic Aspects of Conflict Resolution” in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (20-26 august, 2012). Research interests: European Union and Russian policy in Central Asia, regional security and regionalism in Central Asia.

Djusupov Bakyt image
City : Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Affiliation : Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Postgraduate (Ph.D.) Student, Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Dudnik Nataliya image
City : Kiev, Ukraine
Affiliation : Specialist on International Cooperation, International Military Cooperation Section, Air Force of Armed Forces of Ukraine Command
Dusheina Ksenia image
City : Tyumen, Russia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

Efanova Elena image
Affiliation : Department of Political Science, Volgograd State University
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

Esengeldieva Saikal image
City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Espenova Mira image
City : Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

Fetisova Julia V. image
City : Moscow
Expertise :
Political and military aspects of international security
Russian-US security relations
Nuclear disarmament
International security policy of the Russian Federation
Arms control
Biography :

PhD in philosophy (thesis on "Security Culture", 2009). In 2006 graduated from Omsk State University (specialist degree in regional studies and German language interpreter diploma). In 2010 - Fellow of the Confucius Institute (6-month language training at the University of Heihe, 黑河学院, China). In 2013-2017 worked as editor of "Russia Confidental" exclusive analitics bulletin released in Russian and English. In 2012 stayed as guest researcher with Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme at SIPRI. In 2010-2011 worked as senior lecturer at State and Municipal Management Department in Omsk State Technical University. In 2011-2016 was a core group member of the Project on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE) of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy of Georgia Tech, USA. Author of publications and member of editorial board of a textbook on nuclear non-proliferation (Tomsk, 2011). In 2007-2008 - head of the Project on "Developing new approaches to nuclear non-proliferation" in TSU based on a grant of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. In 2007, took a course on nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (Ispra, Italy). In 2006-2008 - graduate of International Summer Schools on nuclear non-proliferation. Research interests include: strategic culture, arms control, Russia-US and Russia-NATO strategic dialogue. 06/17

Fominova Julia image
City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Frolov, Andrei L. image
Affiliation : Editor-in-Chief of the "Export of Weapons" journal
Biography :

He served the internship from September, 2002 till January 2003, then he was the PIR Center Coordinator for the Project on Transformation of the Russian Exports Control System, Commissioning Editor of the Yaderny Kontrol journal, Research Associate. During the internship he wrote an article entitled “Russia and France in the Mirror of the Global Partnership” and published it in the Yaderny Kontrol journal, No.2, 2003. A graduate of the French-Russian Masters Program of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) as of 2003. He graduated with honors from the International Relations Department of the St. Petersburg State University. A participant of the Second International Nonproliferation Conference held in Moscow. His scientific interests encompass nuclear submarines, advanced armaments for Russian and foreign armed forces, issues of military technology cooperation for the Russian Federation.

Garibian Simon image
City : Georgia
Affiliation : North-Caucasus Research Center of the High School of the South Federal University (Rostov-upon-Don)
Gavrilova, Vera A. image
Biography :

Graduate of the Humanitarian Faculty, Novosibirsk State University (NSU). Instructor of the International Relations and Regional Studies Department at Novosibirsk State Technical University since 2004. Lectured courses are: national and regional security, political science. In 2005 served the internship at Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and University of Kent at Canterbury (England). Research interests include: international security and national security.

Geleskul, Elena S. image
Biography :

Postgraduate student at Tomsk State University. Graduated from Novosibirks State Technical University. Participant of the International Summer schools of Tomsk State University in 2006 and 2007. Graduate of the International Summer School for Global Security 2008 at the Center for Policy Studies (Russia). Research interests: regime of nuclear non-proliferation and international security.

Gerasim, Mikhail G. image
Biography :

An engineer at the Reactor plant, Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK) at Seversk, Tomsk Region. A graduate of the Physics and Technology Department of the Tomsk Polytechnical University. He trained at the PIR Center from June 3 till September 30, 2002. His sphere of scientific interest covers the problems of the handling of spent nuclear fuel, issues on the prohibition of the manufacture of fissile materials and production of the weapons grade plutonium, the HEU-LEU bilateral agreement, and the upgrading of safety and security of the nuclear power plants. He participated in the Program of Career Development for Young Specialists, arranged by the PIR Center in November 2003.

Gernemann Lea image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Higher School of Economics
Position : Graduate student
Biography :

Graduate student of the International Masters in Economy, State & Society, a joint program of University College London and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, with a specialization in Politics and Security. Graduated from the University of Bonn, Germany, with a B. A. in English and Politics, and spent a year studying international relations at Mount Holyoke College, MA. Participated in business and journalism courses in Belarus and Ukraine. Intern at the PIR Center from January until March 2016. Research interests include demographics and health in security studies, energy security and regional stability in the post-Soviet space, particularly in Central Asia. 

Gordeev Nikita image
City : Saratov
Affiliation : Saratov State Law Academy
Position : Postgraduate student
Grigoryan David image
City : Yerevan, Armenia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

Gusarova Olga image
City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

Guseinov Kamran image
City : Ekaterinburg
Affiliation : Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin
Position : Postgraduate student
Biography :

BA in International Relations from the same university (2014). Author of several publications on international relations and international security. Research interests: security in Central Asia; processes which are taking place in CIS area; European security; Franco-Russian relations; France's nuclear program; nuclear non-proliferation. Languages: Azeri, English, Kazakh, French, and Turkish.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

Gvimradze George image
City : Tbilisi, Georgia
Affiliation : Analyst, Srategic Research Center
Hakobyan Artur image
City : Yerevan, Armenia
Affiliation : Analyst of Safety Issues, National Security Service of RA
Harutyunyan Tigran image
City : Yerevan, Armenia
Affiliation : Senior Specialist, Defence Policy Department, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia
Hrabovenko Volodymyr image
City : Kiev,Ukraine
Affiliation : Third Secretary of Press-Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Ibragimova Galiya image
City : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
Central Asia
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

PhD in political sciences. Got her degree from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) with major in “Political Issues of International Relations and Global Development”). Graduate with Master degree of International Relations Faculty/ International Journalism Department. In 2008-2009 participated in Professional Management Program (intensive MBA program) at the Uzbekistan-Japan Center for Human Development with getting PMP degree. Participant of a number of conferences and seminars on Central Asia security. Graduate of the International Summer School on Global Security. Research interests include the problems of regional security in Central Asia, information security, global information space in the emerging new world order. 06/17

Imamkulieva Elmira image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Associate science officer, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
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