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The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...

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Terrorism has been a threat to Russia since the 19th century. Taking on different forms – from the revolutionary Narodnaya Volya to national separatism with an infusion of Wahhabism in Chechnya to jihadist semi-criminal groups of North Caucasus – it has arguably influenced the pace and ...

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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...

The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. Today, new challenges – e.g., international terrorism, the crises in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Syria – are adding to the old and deeply rooted problems created by the Arab-Israeli conflict. The un...

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Biography :

Mr. Jousten was born in 1947. He obtained a Master Degree in Physics at the University of Liege in 1969 and graduated in 1977 in business administration from the Institut St Louis in Brussels. Mr. Jousten joined the European Commission in 1980.

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Affiliation : Director, Baltic Centre for Strategic Studies, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Director of Law College
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Dr. Jundzis graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Latvian State University and was awarded a candidate's degree in legal science and doctor's degree and also the degree of a habilitated doctor in political science. Also Dr. Jundzis was elected corresponding member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. From June 1988, up to his election into the Supreme Council of Latvia Dr. Jundzis headed the Department of Criminology of the Institute of Philosophy and Legal Science at the Latvian Academy of Sciences. During his work at the Supreme Council (1990-1993) Dr. Jundzis presided over the Commission for Defense and Internal Affairs, being also a member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council. After leaving the post of minister of defense Dr. Jundzis was appointed Director of the Baltic Centre for strategic studies (1993) of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Jundzis worked as senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law (1989-1992), and from 1999 as elected associated professor in international law at the Higher School of Social Technology.

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Affiliation : Senior Research Scientist in the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS) and Assistant Director for Education in the Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research (CABER) at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Biography :

Born in 1957 he has adjunct faculty positions at the Departments of Political Science and Atmospheric Sciences. After his physics PhD at the University of Marburg in Germany he worked at the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (Pantheon/Sorbonne). Research and teaching interests include: energy security and climate change; complex systems analysis and computational modeling; technology assessment and international security. He is involved in the Renewable Energy Initiative at UIUC (www.renewableenergy.uiuc.edu) and related projects funded by the Environmental Council, the Department of Energy and the Energy Biosciences Institute.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Department of Innovation Development, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Position : Division Head
Expertise :
Information security
Cyber security
Biography :

Vitaly has been the Division Head of Perspective Scientific and Educational Projects in the Department of Innovative Development at MGIMO since 2008, and he has been a member in a number of PIR Center working groups on cybersecurity and internet development. His professional interests include cybersecurity, cyber weapons, international security, modeling systems, geoinformatics, missile defense, and strategic deterrence. He has designed graduate-level courses on maintaining international security and information security, and he is the co-author of a number of publications on international politics. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012.

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Affiliation : Department of Foreign Policy, Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
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Hold various positions at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, including First Secretary and Counsellor, Division for Security Policy, Director, Division for Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament, Minister Counsellor and DCM at the Mission of Finland to NATO. In September 2005 appointed Ambassador of Finland to Conference on Disarmament. Was a member of Finland's delegations at the various arms control? Nonproliferation and disarmament negotiations and conference.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Senior Researcher, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO
Biography :

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. One of the leading experts in the field of chemical and biological disarmament. Experienced scientist, auditor, multilateral person, whose reasearches in biologics, chemistry, policy, economy are of invaluable contribution to the science and for further reasearch perspectives.  From 1994 to 2007 worked for central organs of political departments of the Russian Federation, including the post of Assistant to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation in 2003-2004. and Deputy head of the inspection of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in 2005-2007. 

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City : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Affiliation : Graduate, International Relations Faculty, University of World Economy and Diplomacy
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City : Ankara
Affiliation : Senior Associate, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, Johns Hopkins University
Biography :

Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, and Managing Editor of the Turkey Analyst, in which he writes a biweekly column. From 1991 to 2007, Mr. Karaveli served as editorial writer at the Swedish daily Östgöta Correspondentenfor 16 years. His publications include Reconciling Statism with Freedom: Turkey's Kurdish Opening, (2010) Prospects for a 'Torn' Turkey: A Secular and Unitary Future?, (with Svante Cornell, 2008); and Turkiet – en nygammal stormakt? (Turkey – a reborn great power?), Swedish Institute of International affairs (1993). Mr. Karaveli holds a B.Sc. in Political science from the University of Gothenburg, and has been awarded the Swedish-Turkish Friendship Award. Mr. Karaveli's recent research has been focused on the impasse of Kemalism and on the reconciliation of the Turkish state tradition with societal freedom. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

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Affiliation : Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS)
Position : Founding Director
Biography :

Masters of Science in Information Technology and Masters of Science in Strategic Studies. In May of 2002, he was appointed as the Head of the Political Department at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC. From 2004 till 2005, he served as an International Fellow at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2006 he has established Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS). Under his leadership, CAPS has become one of the leading research and advocacy centres in Afghanistan.   He currently serves as non-resident Senior Fellow at the East West Institute in Brussels, and Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) at the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Karzai has written extensively on Afghanistan, security (terrorism and insurgency), peace and reconciliation and his articles have been translated into many languages. Mr. Karzai was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan and in addition to English has native fluency in Pashto and Dari. He is also fluent in Urdu (Hindi)

Biography :

Expert on international law. In 2008 he graduated the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy at the MGIMO University in Moscow. He is the author of over 250 publications on the Middle East and North Africa. The areas of academic interests include legal aspects of subsoil use, investment climate, prospects of the Russian companies in the Middle East and North Africa (Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Algeria, and Libya). In 2006 he conducted research for Rosneft on analysis of political, economic and legal risks in a number of the Middle East and North African countries.

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Affiliation : Department of Private International Law, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Position : Chair
Biography :

PhD in Law. Ms. Kasenova graduated from the Law Faculty of Moscow State University. From 1989-1993 – member of the Chamber of Commerce of the USSR/Russia, in 1990-1992 – Member of the Working Group on Legal Affairs of the Council of USSR-Canada Business Cooperation, Chief Expert of the International Association of bar coding UNISKAN. Member of the Russian official delegations to international intergovernmental conferences, member of international conferences and negotiations on investment cooperation. In 1992-1995 - lawyer in the International law firm Baker & McKenzie, in 2001-2003 - Head of legal advice bureau №2 of the law office for international affairsMember of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : InfoWatch Group
Position : CEO
Expertise :
Information security
Cyber security
Biography :

Graduated from Moscow State Institute of Electronic Engineering with a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, and has a bachelor’s degree in Business of The UK Open University. Natalya Kaspersky is an active participant of international business community life and actively invests in high-tech companies.

Natalya is a co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, one of the world's largest antivirus companies, and CEO of InfoWatch Group of Companies, working in the sphere of information security. During her 10-year tenure at Kaspersky Lab Natalya turned a small group of enthusiasts into a world-class international IT company with annual revenues of hundreds millions USD.

Natalya holds multiple awards in Russian and International Business and IT (“Russian Business Leader of the Year 2012” award according to Horasis, the Global visions community; leader of “Top-1000 highest Russian managers of 2013” in IT according to Kommersant and Association of Russian managers; Best Technology Business Entrepreneur, Women in Technology MEA 2014 awards, Dubai, etc.). 

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Affiliation : Embassy of Pakistan
Position : Defense Attaché
Biography :

Club Member since 2013. Brigadier General. Commissioned in Pakistan Army during 1986, the officer is a graduate of the Command and Staff College Quetta and post graduate from the National Defence University Islamabad. He has the honor to represent   Pakistan in United Nation Mission in Sudan. After command of an Infantry Brigade, the officer has been appointed as Defense Attaché, Embassy of Pakistan, Moscow Russian Federation in September 2011. Officer has four children and likes to play Squash.

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Affiliation : Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Biography :

Dr. Graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Oriental studies (1987). He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from February to April 2011. From 2009 till 2011, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Austria and Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the International Organizations in Vienna. Previously he served as the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Cuba (non-resident) from 2003 till 2007.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Minister Councellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Russian Federation
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Denis Keefe joined the UK Foreign Office in 1982. At the British Embassy in Prague from 1984-88 he built a network of contacts with Charter 77 and other dissidents. He returned to London to work on European social policy and the Single Market, and in 1990 joined the team working on German Unification, taking part in the 2+4 talks and becoming Head of the German Desk. In 1991-2 as European Correspondent he worked on the EU's new Common Foreign and Security Policy. He then joined the British High Commission in Kenya, concentrating on helping Kenya hold its first multi-party elections and on political development thereafter. In 1996 he was appointed Deputy Head of the Foreign Office South Asia Department and in 1997-8 he led the team preparing for the London Asia-Europe Summit, ASEM 2.

Denis Keefe returned to the British Embassy in Prague in 1998, and spent four years helping the Czech Republic prepare to join NATO and the EU. In 2002 he was seconded to the Cabinet Office to lead the team drawing up the UK's national Counter Terrorism Strategy. He returned to the Foreign Office in 2003 as Head of China Hong Kong Department, and then Far Eastern Group, dealing with China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

Denis Keefe was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England in 1958, He and his wife Kate have six children. He studied Classics at Churchill College Cambridge, gaining an MA, and then spent 3 years at Hertford College Oxford studying Hellenistic Greek poetry. His personal interests include sailing, walking and singing with his family. He speaks Georgian, besides a number of other languages, including Russian.

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Affiliation : Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Position : Director
Biography :

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In 1979 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Serves at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1979. In 1995-1998 - Head of the Department of European Cooperation. In 1998-2003 - Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO. In 2003-2005 - Deputy Director of the Department of European Cooperation. In 2005-2011 - Director of the Fourth CIS Department. In 2011-2015 - Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE. September 21, 2015 - Director of the Department of European Cooperation. He was awarded the Order of Friendship and the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II degree. Honorary worker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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In 1976 he joined the United Kingdom Disarmament Delegation in Geneva. From 1982-85 he was Assistant then Head of Nuclear Energy Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, where responsibilities included policy on nuclear non-proliferation (including the 1985 NPT Review Conference) and the first stages of negotiation of what became MTCR.

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City : Erevan, Armenia
Affiliation : International Military Cooperation Department, Defense Policy Authority, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, officer
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Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern
Biography :

MA student of “Politics and Security” program in OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Graduated from Uzbekistan State World Languages University (UzSWLU), BA in Teaching Languages (2011-2015). He was the head of Students’ Association of English Philology faculty (2014-2015). Had an internship in British Council Uzbekistan (2014-2015); volunteered at UNDP Uzbekistan (2012-2014). Participated in MUN conferences and other youth forums; organized and moderated such events; can speak in Uzbek, English and Russian.

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Affiliation : Director, Arab Institute for Security Studies
Expertise :
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Political and military aspects of international security
Iranian nuclear program
Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

ACSIS is active in introducing curriculums on security studies, produces a radio documentary on "security terms and terminology" and liaise between military colleges in the Arab region. Ayman Khalil is a physicist by training and holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Reading University (UK). He served as a chair for the National Initiative on Environmental Security, joined the United Nations for 5 years and commissioned to lead a UN goodwill mission to Turkey and Cyprus in 1999. Editor of various books, author of many papers and articles, including White Paper on Jordanian Foreign Policy.

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Affiliation : Department of Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Department of History of Neighboring Countries, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Department of Export Control, Federal Service for Technical and Export Control
Position : Adviser at Nuclear Technology Department
Biography :

Graduated from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, High Technology Management and Economics Department (2013). Studied scientific and technical development management at Rosatom Talent Pool School (2010). Studied at the Faculty of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University within the training and retraining programme for management talent pool founded by the Government of the Russian Federation (2012-2013). Participant of PIR Center’s 2012 Summer School, international conferences on export control. Worked at International Relations Department, Rosatom, in radiation waste and spent nuclear fuel treatment. Worked in export of enriched uranium product and conversion and/or enrichment activities at Russian atomic enterprises. At the moment serves an adviser at the Nuclear Technology Department, Department of Export Control, Federal Service for Technical and Export Control.

City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Russian Council
Position : Expert of Foreign Affairs
Biography :

Expert of the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs. A graduate of the University of Minnesota (2014), the Nizhny Novgorod State University. Lobachevsky (2010). Graduated from courses on Middle East politics and security in the region at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010). In the 2015-2016 Gg. — scientific employee of the International Center for Risk Assessment. In 2014-2017 Gg. lead Editor Russia Direct. Research interests: Russia's foreign policy in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union, American foreign policy. He speaks English and Arabic.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Director, Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS)
Biography :

Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK). Highly qualified expert specializing in Iran's nuclear program and Russian-Iranian cooperation in the sphere of nuclear energy. His research to date has also focused on regional aspects of WMD nonproliferation and Global Partnership issues. Has a great deal of experience in publishing. Author of the monographs Iran's Nuclear Missile Ambitions and Russian National Interests (2006) and The Iranian Nuclear Program and Russian-American Relations (2001). 

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Mr. Alexander Khodakov was a member of the Executive Board of the Russian International Law Association from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Khodakov is a career diplomat and prior to taking up his present appointment on 26 January 2004 at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons as the Director of Special Projects, he was the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OPCW.

Biography :

Graduated in 2011 from the World Politics faculty of the State Academic University of Humanitarian Sciences. In May 2009 worked as an intern at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels and at the Allied Command Operations Headquarters in Mons. In April 2010 took an internship at the University of Maryland. In April 2009 took a traineeship program at the ITAR TASS News Agency.

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City : St. Petersburg
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program
Biography :

2nd Year Student for the master’s program Strategic and Arms control Studies, International Relations department, St. Petersburg State University. Presented his research on the International Conference for students, aspirants, and young scientists “Prospect Svobodiy-2016”, based on the Siberian Federal University. Worked as the chief-specialist at the accreditation department, the Executive Directorate of the “Winter Universiade-2019” in Krasnoyarsk, was responsible for the preparation and conduct of the World Championships – National Teams Boys 19 (WU2019 Test Event) for more than 120 people. Had internships in the Foreign Relations Department of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Region and the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Investment Policy, and Economic Development of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Region. Worked as a foreign trade manager in the private company on the import of goods from China. Has been having an internship at the PIR-Center on the NPR program since June 2020. Writes his blog on the website of the PIR-Center, also has publications in the monthly bulletin “Yaderny Control” (“Nuclear Control”). Languages: Russian (Native), English (Proficient), Chinese (Mandarin, elementary). Spheres of scientific interests: issues of nuclear weapons and disarmament, arms control, military innovations and technologies, strategy and politics, hypersonic weapons.

 

 

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Affiliation : Russian Foreign Ministry
Position : Acting Head of Afghanistan Section, Second Asia Department
Biography :

Member of the Presidium of the Council of Young Diplomats of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Mr. Khorev graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University. Since 2002 is in the system of the Russian Foreign Ministry . In 2004-2008  diplomate in the Embassy of Russia in Afghanistan. In the 2009-2011 diplomate in the Second Asia Department. From 2011 - Acting Haad of Afghanistan Department of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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Affiliation : Head of the Analytical Section of the Institute of Political and Military Analysis (IPMA)
Biography :

He graduated the faculty of physics of the Moscow State University in 1990. In 1995–1996 he worked in the analytical structures of the electoral head quarters of the Our Home is Russia party, then at the electoral headquarters of Boris Yeltsin at the presidential elections. In 1999 participated in the electoral campaign of the Union of the Rightist Forces. Since January 1996 works in the IPMA established on the basis of the OHR electoral headquarters. He is the author of the database on regional politics maintained by the IPMA. Author of the books Election in the Sixth Duma: Outcome and Conclusions (1996), Presidential Elections: Outcome and Conclusions (1996), as well as hundreds of publications on political and military topics in newspapers and online resources. He is an often speaking head on TV and radio.

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Igor Khripunov is the Center’s Associate Director in charge of the projects in the former Soviet Union and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at The University of Georgia since 1992. Previously, Dr. Khripunov served for six years as an international civil servant at the U.N. Secretariat in New York.

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City : Vladivostok, Russia
Affiliation : "Lifeboat Foundation" expert
Biography :

In 2005 he graduated the department of biochemistry and biotechnologies of the Academy of Environment, Sea Biology and Biotechnologies of the Far Eastern State University. The areas of research interests include security issues in Northeast Asia, contemporary local wars and armed conflicts, conflict prevention, WMD and their delivery systems, peacekeeping activities of international organizations, territorial disputes. Participant of PIR Center Summer School on Global Security 2008

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City : Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Affiliation : Specialist, Department of CIS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Tajikistan
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City : Geneva
Affiliation : Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Belarus to UN in Geneva
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Mikhail Khvostov was born on June 27, 1949 in Vitebsk region. In 1975, he graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. In 1989 he graduated from the Belarusian State University. In the 1975-1982 years he was a Consultant, Senior Consultant, Chamber of Commerce of the BSSR. C 1982. moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the BSSR. September 24, 2001 with Presidential Decree № 523 he was appointed as  Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. March 21, 2003 was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus in the United States and the United Mexican States in combination. June 4, 2009 was appointed as Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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City : Istanbul, Turkey
Affiliation : Dean, MEF University; Chairman, BiLGESAM
Expertise :
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Political and military aspects of international security
Iranian nuclear program
Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
Middle East
Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

Prof. Kibaroglu used to teach courses on “Arms Control & Disarmament” and “Turkish Foreign Policy” in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara from 1997 to 2011. Prof. Kibaroglu was a Research Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva (1995); International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow at the University of Southampton (1996); Post-doctoral Fellow at the Monterey Institute in California (1996/97); and Sabbatical Fellow at the Belfer Center of Harvard University (2004/05). Prof. Kibaroglu is the co-author of Global Security Watch – Turkey (2009) by Praegers in the United States, and the co-editor of Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (2010), Bioterrorism: Threats and Deterrents (2010), Responses to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism (2011), Defence Against Terrorism (2011), and Analysis and Strategies to Counter the Terrorism Threat (2011) by IOS Press in Netherlands. He is also the author and co-author of numerous chapters in books as well as articles in academic journals, such as Security Dialogue, Nonproliferation Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, and Middle East Policy. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2013. A faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations in the MEF University (Istanbul) since July, 2014. 07/14

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Position : Third Secretary at First Asian Department
Biography :

Third Secretary at First Asian Department, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Postgraduate of the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University. Received a bachelor's degree in Oriental Studies at St. Petersburg State University (2009). Received a Master's degree in International Relations at Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2012). Research interests: theory and practice of international relations; security on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia; theory and policy of containment; political economy. Languages: English, Russian, and Korean.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Senior Researcher, North America Research Center, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
Biography :

Doctor of Economics. Member of the IMEMO Academic Council and the editorial board of the journal Mirovaya Economika i Mezhdunarodniye Otnosheniya. Research interests: globalization, nonproliferation of WMD, export control policy. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 1994.

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Affiliation : Head of Rosatom
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City : Washington DC
Affiliation : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the USA
Biography :

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Works at diplomatic service since 1977. Occupied various posts in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affaires in Moscow and abroad. In 1995-1998 – Director of Security and Disarmament Department. In 1998-2003 – Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgium and Russia's permanent representative to the NATO. Since July 2003 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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Affiliation : Science Center of Academy of Management of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

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City : Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Affiliation : Training and Research Assistant, OSCE Academy
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Biography :

Holds engineer's degree in Safety and nonproliferation of nuclear materials from the Tomsk Polytechnic University (2009, Russia) and master's degree in Political Science from the Central European University (2010, Budapest, Hungary). Participant of a number of international scientific conferences and summer schools on nuclear nonproliferation and future of nuclear industry. Graduate of the 2010 PIR Center International Summer School on Global Security. In 2008 participated in ESARDA course on Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation (Ispra, Italy) and was an intern in the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Monterey Institute for International Studies (Montery, the USA). In 2009 was one of the organizers of the Tomsk Summer School on nuclear nonproliferation. Author of a number of articles on nuclear nonproliferation issues. Research interests include Multilateral Nuclear Approach, nuclear arms reduction, the nonproliferation regime and global security.

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City : Novosibirsk, Russia
Affiliation : Novosibirsk State Technical University.
Position : Senior Tutor, Department for International Relations and Regional Studies
Biography :

Participant of PIR Center Summer School 2010. In 2008 graduated from Novosibirsk State University of Economics & Management, International Relations & Law Faculty. Participant of the International Summer schools of Tomsk State University in 2008 - 2009. Research interests: nuclear nonproliferation regime. Dissertation is devoted to nonproliferation policy issues in the region of ASEAN.

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City : Vienna
Affiliation : Director for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
Expertise :
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

Ambassador Alexander Kmentt is an Austrian diplomat with a specialization on non-proliferation and disarmament issues. He has previously served as a Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). Previous disarmament responsibilities in the Austrian Foreign Ministry include Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and Deputy Director for Disarmament Affairs. During the Austrian EU Presidency in 2006, he chaired the EU Working Group on Non-Proliferation. Alexander Kmentt holds a Law Degree from the University of Graz and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Cambridge University, UK.

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Affiliation : Acting Head of the General Directorate for International Military Cooperation at the Russian Ministry of Defense
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Colonel. Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages (Military University). Lecturer, then Deputy Head of the English Language department of the Military University. Holds a PhD in Language Sciences.

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Graduate of Master programs at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and the Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA, United States). In 2002, intern at the Secretariat of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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City : Moscow
Biography :

Master student of International Law in Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with major in “international relations”. in 2007-2010 participated in a internship programme in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rossotrudnichestvo, The State Duma, the Russian Foreign Ministry office in Novosibirsk. In 2007, 2008 - participant of the Summer School of International Political Science Forum FOROS in Crimea. In 2009 assisted in organization of FOROS forum in Novosibirsk. In March-May 2011 –intern of PIR Center. In May, 2011. - January 2012. Education Program Coordinator, the PIR Center.

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City : New York
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Russian nuclear policy
Nuclear disarmament
Arms control
Biography :

Director for International Organizations Affairs, Volga-Dnepr Group (New York, NY, United States), PIR Center Consultant. Until 2018 – Advisor to the President and CEO of the Volga-Dnepr Group. Until 2013 – “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Coordinator, PIR Center Research Fellow. In 2012 – Guest Researcher at the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2017, as a Chevening scholar, graduated from King’s College London with MA in Non-Proliferation and International Security (with Merit). In 2011 graduated from National Research Tomsk State University with major in “International Relations”. Winner of the PIR Center’s 2010 Summer School in International Security. 07/20

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City : London
Affiliation : CargoLogicAir
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Russian nuclear policy
Nuclear disarmament
Arms control
Biography :

Currently, Alexander is Advisor to the President of CargoLogicAir Company (international air logistics company), PIR Center's Consultant, Chevening Scholar at the King's College London (MA program in Non-Proliferation and International Security). Until 2017 - military analyst, then Head of the International Organizations Affairs Division at Volga-Dnepr Group; until 2013 - "Russia and Nuclear Non-Proliferation" Program Coordinator at PIR Center. In 2012 - Guest Researcher at SIPRI. In 2011 graduated from the National Research Tomsk State University with major in International Relations. Winner of the PIR Center's International Summer School in 2010. 06/17

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Biography :

Graduate student at Moscow State University of Government, Faculty of Government, with major in «international relations». 2008-2009 – worked in the Center for international and supraregional cooperation (MSUG). Participant of a number of international scientific conferences and round tables on international cooperation, metropolis development, corruption prevention. Conrad Adenauer Foundation Grant-holder. In August-September 2009 was an intern at the state administration in Bad Salzungen (Germany). Participant of Greek Summer School – 2010 (Greece). Research interests include Asian-Pacific Region, the role of Russia in creating APR security, Russian military cooperation with foreign countries.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Smart Internet Foundation
Position : Member of the Management Board
Biography :

Andrey Kolesnikov began his career in the field of telecommunications in 1988 being engaged in public initiatives on launching telecommunications bridges between the USSR and the USA.

As a telecommunications engineer in the joint venture of All-Union Research Institute of Applied Automatic Systems (AUIAAS) and "San-Francisco-Moscow Teleport" (SFMT), in 1991, he introduced an e-mail system with direct terminal access and internet channel connecting computers of AUIAAS and research networks in the USA. In 1992 this system became the part of national e-mail system that united Demos, Relcom, Glasnet and other internet service providers.

In 1993 he was among the 8 representatives of the internet service providers who signed an agreement, which led to the delegation of country code top level domain .RU. In 1994 he participated in development of the first license for telematics, and in 1995, he led the launch of the first Russian mass internet service "Russia-On-Line". ROL was the largest internet dial-up access service provider in Russia with access services deployed in more than 80 cities nationwide.

In 2000 Andrei Kolesnikov represented Russia in ECOSOC where he participated in development of the first international concept on information and communications technologies subsequently adopted by the leaders of G8 countries in Okinawa as "Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society.” From 2005 to 2009 he was a Council member of CC TLD .RU, Russian national registry. He served as deputy media director of VympelCom, the Russian telecom giant. In 2009-2015 was CEO of Coordination Center for TLD RU.

Andrey Kolesnikov is a recognized expert and internet activist, and a "Runet veteran.” He is a member of program and expert committees of major Russian internet forums and conferences. In 2010, he became one of initiators of launching Euro-Asian Network Operators Group (ENOG).

At the international level Andrey Kolesnikov advocates Russia’s more active engagement in governance and development of the Internet, represents interests of Russian internet community and regularly contributes to international conferences and global forums, such as IGF, ICANN, RIPE, CENTR, APTLD, ITU meetings, and others. In 2009, Andrey Kolesnikov was elected to gNSO Board and became the first Russian expert who joined ICANN’s governing bodies.

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Biography :

Graduated from the Economics Department of the State Academy of Administration. 1995 – Doctor in economics. 1991-1993 – Deputy Minister for foreign economic relations and foreign investments of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Russian Federation. 1999-2002 – President of the Foundation of energetic and investment policy development and project lending. Participated in the developing of the “Russian Energy Strategy until 2020 year”. Author of more than 300 publications, co-authored more than 40 books.

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Affiliation : The ISAF Netherlands Integrated Police Training Mission in Kunduz
Position : Rule of Law Advisor
Biography :

Daniël Kooij was from April til September 2013 responsible for the Netherlands Rule of Law Program in Kunduz Province in the North of Afghanistan. After the end of the Netherlands mission he worked at the Netherlands Embassy in Kabul, where he was in addition working on the Financing and Sustainment of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).  Prior to the mission in Afghanistan, Daniël Kooij worked at the European Correspondents Office within the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Netherlands Embassies in Islamabad, Madrid and Kinshasa (Congo). Daniël Kooij is currently seconded to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin.

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City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
Biography :

Doctor of History. PIR Center Advisory Board member. Graduated from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs in 1979. In 1982 - 1995 - Junior research associate, then Senior research associate, the Head of Department 1995-1997 - Deputy Direcrtor, The Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, RAS. Scientific interests - international relations, donestic and international policy of Russia, Russian-Anerican relations. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2003. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

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Affiliation : The Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs
Position : Chairman
Biography :

Ph.D in Law, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In 1984, he graduated from MGIMO (University) of the MFA of the USSR, International relations Department, in 1991 - Faculty of Advanced Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the USSR. In the period 1984-1998 – promoted from Embassy Duty Officer to Deputy Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He participated in several international conferences on European security and disarmament, was a member of the group of advisers of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In 1998-1999  assistant, then Deputy Head of the Secretariat Prime Minister, responsible for the unit of international issues. From 1999 to 2012  Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In the 2004-2011 years  Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs and the head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). March 5, 2012 appointed as a head of the Russian Cooperation and Russian President’s Special Envoy for relations with CIS member-states.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, intern
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Affiliation : Head of the Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation of Russian Defense Ministry
Biography :

In 1983 he graduated the Institute of Asian and African Countries of the Moscow State University. In 1988–1992 he worked in New Delhi. In 1995 he joined the Department of Security and Disarmament Affairs, where he dealt with export controls. In 1998–2003 he was a counselor at the Russian Permanent Mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. In 2006-2011 - Deputy Director of the Department of Security and Disarmament Affairs at the Russian MFA.

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City : Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern
Biography :

A graduate of Master's programme of the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, majored in International Relations, the program Global and Regional Security and Conflict Resolution (2016). Studied in a bachelor degree of the Tyumen State University (2010-2014). Passed three-month internship in the CTBTO Preparatory Commission (2015). Moderator of the Tyumen Model UN (2012), participant of many schools and conferences on international security and nuclear non-proliferation. The winner of the international essays competition on non-proliferation, organized with the support of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) and the Swedish Radiation Safety Management (Sweden). She speaks English and French.

 

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Deputy Director, Department for Regulation of Radio Waves and Communication Networks, Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Biography :

Mr. Kostrov was born in 1971. In 1993, he graduated from Kiev High Military Engineering Twice Decorated with the Order of the Red Banner School named after M.I. Kalinin, as a radio engineer. In 1998, he graduated from the Faculty of Translation at the Federal Security Service Academy, and in 1999 received a specialization in legal studies from the same Academy. In 2009, he earned an MBA degree from the Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS).

From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Kostrov worked as a Senior Research Associate in the Federal Agency for Government Communication and Information (FAGCI) under the President of the Russian Federation. From 2000 to 2003, he held the office of Senior Specialist on Information Security at “GlobalOdin” CJSC (Orange Business Services). From 2003 to 2008, he was acting Director of the Information Security Service at MTT PLC, and from 2008 to 2013, he held the offices of project director and chief expert at MTC PLC.

Mr. Kostrov has a range of expert qualifications and certificates in the field of information security, including Expert in Management and Provision of Information Security; CISSP, ISC; Cisco CSP, Cisco; CCSA 2000, NTC; MIS EISM, MIS.

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Affiliation : Chair of the International Law Department, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA
Biography :

Dr. Kovalev was born in 1938. In 1960 he graduated the Leningrad High Engineering Naval College, in 1969 – the Leningrad State University and in 1979 upgraded his skills at the AllSoviet Foreign Trade Academy. In 1971–1973 Alexander Kovalev worked in the Russian trade representative office in West Germany, in 1973–1974 joined the staff of the Consular General office in West Germany. In 1979–1984 he worked for the ECA (UN Economic Commission for Africa) Secretariat. In 1989–1993 he was a trade representative of the Soviet Union/Russia in New Zealand. Since 1984 Prof. Kovalev has been teaching at the AllSoviet Foreign Trade Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA (since 1993). He took various posts in the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, in the Government’s Office. Author of over 70 publications, member of the Executive Committee of the Russian International Law Association, member of numerous international organization, including the UN system. Areas of research include international economic and maritime law.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Independent consultan
Expertise :
Nuclear safety
Biography :

Graduated from the Moscow Engeneering and Physics Institute, program on security, accounting and controls of nuclear materials and nonproliferation. 1999 - intern at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). Worked as a Research Fellow at PIR Center (1999-2002) and the Belfer center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Since 2004 supports implementation of multiple nuclear security cooperation programs in Russia and other FSU countries as a consultant in the Moscow office of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and as independent consultant since 2013. Member of PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety (2012-2015). Member of PIR Center Advisory Board since 2015.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of MFA of Russia
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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Vice-Rector for Research, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Biography :

Doctor of History. Since 1994 he served as the Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS). He has also been a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation from February 2009 to July 2010. MGIMO Professor since September, 2014. MGIMO Vice-Rector for research since April, 2015. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2010.

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City : Minsk
Affiliation : Association of International Law (BILA)
Position : Secretary-General
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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : MGIMO
Position : Master student of Politics and Economics of Regions of the World
Biography :

Master student of Politics and Economics of Regions of the World program at MGIMO. Graduate of the Faculty of International Relations, MGIMO (2015). Interned at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Research interests: the dynamics of civil wars and internal conflicts, post-conflict peace building; the formation of the states of the Middle East and North Africa, a comparative macro-regional development. Languages: English, Arabic, and Persian.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Program Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program
Expertise :
Russia-NATO relations
Central Asia
Illegal arms traffic
Military-technical cooperation between Russia and other countries
Cyber security
Arms control
Biography :

In 1990, he graduated from MGIMO University. He worked in the Foreign Ministry of the USSR/Russia, in the Moscow News newspaper. In 2000-2002, he studied Management in the Military-Technical Cooperation course at the Russian Foreign Trade Academy.  Since 1994 he is a Research Fellow at the PIR Center. Research Fellow of the Center for Global Studies & International Organizations of the Institute for Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. He is a Member of the Expert Council on the International Humanitarian Law of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, participant of the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons Systems (IPRAW), participant of the Russian-American Dartmouth dialogue. He has more than 300 publications on international security issues. His research interests include military artificial intelligence, new weapons systems, arms control, Russia's military-technical cooperation with foreign states, strategic stability, Russia-US and Russia-NATO relations, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and illicit arms trade. 09/20

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City : Zurich
Affiliation : Head of Gazprombank in Switzerland
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Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Member of the Advisory Board
Biography :

Corresponding member of the Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics. Executive secretary of the Space Committee, Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation with the U.S. Participant in negotiations with NASA on the Mir-Shuttle program, cooperation agreements with the U.S., ESA, Japan, intergovernmental agreements on ISS. Head of the Russian Space Agency’s Manned Space Flight Programs since 2004 till 2015. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2003.

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Biography :

Member of the Graduate Institute of International Studies faculty since 1994, Mr. Krause is currently Director of the Programme in Strategic and International Security Studies, and Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey. His research interests focus on three areas: arms transfers and contemporary arms control issues, changing concepts of security, and multilateralism and the United Nations system. He is on the editorial boards of Global Governance and the European Journal of International Relations, and has recently served on the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

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City : Minsk, Belarus
Affiliation : First Secretary, International Arms Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : newspaper Kommersant
Position : Correspondent on foreign policy
Biography :

Correspondent foreign policy Department of the newspaper Kommersant. Graduate of the Institute of Philology, journalism and inter-cultural communication the Southern Federal University (2015). Research interests: the post-Soviet space, Turkey, inter-ethnic relations in the region, the fight against extremism. Fluent in English, Ukrainian and Turkish languages.

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Affiliation : Head of the Development Movement and Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Institute for Demography, Migration and Regional Development
Biography :

Has a rank of the State Advisor of the Russian Federation of the 3 class. Graduated from the agricultural faculty of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in 1984. In 1989–2000 worked in the Russian Academy of Education. In 2000–2002 served as Advisor of the Information and Educational Department in the Russian Ministry of Education. In 2007–2008 he was an Assistant to the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President to the Far Eastern Federal District.

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Russian Foreign Ministry
Position : Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the issues of international cooperation in the field of information security
Biography :

PhD in History, Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In 1973 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  since 1973. He occupied various diplomatic posts in the Departments of USA and Canada in the Russian Embassies and General Consulates in the United States and Canada on the issues of security, disarmament, and new threats. He was a member of the Russian-USA delegation at the negotiations on the limitation of strategic offensive arms. In 2004-2005 and 2009-2010  Chairman of the Group of UN Governmental Experts on the issue of international information security, since 2006  Chairman of the Expert Group on International Information Security of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Currently oversees the international information security and Internet governance issues.

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Biography :

Junior Reserach Fellow at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies. Got her MA at «Pacific studies» program of the School of International Relations, St.-Petersburg State University. In August 2008 had the internship in the Department of Asia-Pacific region, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In 2010 attended the lectures on countering nuclear terrorism   (joint research project of the School of International Relations, St-Petersburg State University and the Belfer Center, Harvard University). In November 2010 participated in the St-Petersburg conference of young Japanologist. Research interest: Russian policy in Asia Pacific, Russian-Japanese relations, American policy in Asia Pacific, US-Japanese strategic alliance, integration in Asia Pacific, security problems in Asia Pacific. In 2011 passed her internship at PIR Center.

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City : Moscow
Biography :

2013 - graduated MGIMO-University, BA in Political studies, 2013-2015 - MGIMO-University, MA in GR-strategies and political analysis. In 2011 participated in programs of a think-tank Thought Laboratory, got moderator certificate. 2012 - organizer of the 6th Congress of RPSA. 2011, 2012 - intern at the Center for political technologies. Organizer of the youth political forum in Foros. 2014 - organizer of the youth conference for the 100th commemoration of the World war 1st. July-October, 2014 - intern in PIR Center. Interests: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, situation models, cognitive studies.

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Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern
Biography :

Bachelor of Arts in North American Studies (St. Petersburg State University, School of International Relations) and Master of Arts in International Relations (Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Faculty of International Relations). From July 2014 to September 2015,  served as  a Project Manager in the Regional public organization of disabled people “Creative partnership".

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Member of the Central Board, Nuclear Society of Russia
Expertise :
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear energy sector
Nuclear safety
Biography :

In 2008-2018 - Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy. In 1998-2002 - Deputy Head, since 2002 - Head of the Department of International and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy. In 2004-2008 Head of the section for International cooperation of Federal Agency on Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 - Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna. Employee of the IAEA in 1980-1985 and in 1994-1998. In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist. 

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Biography :

Andrew C. Kuchins conducts research and writes widely on Russian foreign and security policy. He is a member of the governing council of the Program on Basic Research and Higher Education in Russia, the advisory committee of Washington Profile, and the editorial board of the journal, Demokratizatsiya.

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Biography :

A student of the International Relations Department of the A.M. Gorky Urals State University, Yekaterinburg. He delivered a report at the International Conference on the Problems of Security held in 2004. In November 2003 was a participant of the international school “Role of NATO in the Changing World: Traditional and New Challenges to Security”. His sphere of research interests encompasses the Soviet/Russia-American relations in the area of disarmament, international security problems and current issues of international relations.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Center for Near Abroad Research, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, research fellow
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Biography :

He is responsible for interaction between the Agency and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), international assistance for destruction of chemical weapons. From 1970 to 2002 served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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City : Saint Petersburg
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program
Biography :

Ph.D. candidate at St Petersburg University, International Relations and World Politics Program. Graduate of the Master Program “Strategic and arms control studies”, School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University (2020). She holds a BA degree in International Relations from SPBU. Participated in European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (2018), the Moscow Conference on Non-Proliferation (2019) and the International Scientific Seminar “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Impact of the Treaty on the International Non-Proliferation Regime and Assessment of the Current Situation” (2019). Before joining PIR Center Nadezhda was an intern in Rosatom Technical Academy (2019) and an intern in the Russian Foreign Ministry Representative Office in Saint Petersburg (2017). She speaks English and Spanish. Academic interests: nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, nuclear risk reduction. 09/20

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Biography :

Individual Club Member since 2018


Head of Global Stakegolder Engagement in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Internet Corporation for Assiigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). PIR Center Consultant since 2015, PIR Center Program Coordinator for Global Internet Governance and International Information Security in 2014-2015.

Alexandra's research interests include global internet governance and security, stability and resilience of the Internet unique identifier system, as well as international information security, cyberstability challeges, communications privacy and data protection online. 

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Affiliation : Marcuard Heritage, Managing Director
Biography :

Individual Club member since 2013.
Michael Kunzi is a financial services professional with fifteen years of banking  and management experience with UBS AG and Lombard Odier & Cie. In June 2013, Michael joined Marcuard Heritage Group, a Swiss asset manager. Michael holds a PHD in Russian language and literature from the University of Bern. He has lived in Moscow since 2000, is married and has a son.

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Biography :

Teaches a special course of lectures “Principles of Vulnerability Assessment of Nuclear Facilities” at the Nuclear Materials Accounting and Control Training Center. From January to May 2001 studied at Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA.

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Biography :

Started his work in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Japan in 1981. From 1995 to 2001 occupied various positions in Japanese embassies around the world. Since 2001 - Director of Central and Eastern European Department of the MFA of Japan. Since 2003 – Director of International Information Unit of the Department of International Information of the MFA of Japan. Since 2005 – Minister on political issues of the Embassy of Japan to the Russian Federation.

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Affiliation : Center for Political Studies (CPS)
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City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliation : Head of the International Relations Program, International University in Central Asia (IUCA)
E-mail : nuria_k@mail.ru
Biography :

Graduate of the Kyrgyz-Russian University in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic where she received Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences (1998) and International Sciences (1999). In 2003 graduated from the Eichstatt University, Germany where she was granted with the Master of Arts degree in Political Sciences. Furthermore, Ms. Kutnaeva holds the Master of Arts degree in Politics and Security  in Central Asia from the OSCE University in Bishkek (2005). She has been a lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.

 

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