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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

Popov, Evgeny A image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Biography :

Candidate of Technical Sciences. Previously, system administrator of such companies, as Gazprom, Potomak Industrial Machinery, Inc., Triumph Construction&Development. Graduated of the Moscow State Institute of Radio Technics, Bectronics and Automatics (Technical University). 02/13

Popov, Roman E. image
Biography :

A post-graduate student of the International Relations Department of the Voronezh State University. He was an intern at the PIR Center from November 3, 2003 till March 31, 2003 and a participant in the Program of Career Development for Young Specialists, arranged by the PIR Center in March-April, 2003. His sphere of research interests includes relations between Russia and NATO, Russian-US cooperation in the dismantlement of excessive stockpiles of WMD and delivery systems.

Potorakov Alexey image
Affiliation : Public Committee for the National Security of Ukraine
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

Primechalova Victoria image
City : Moscow,Russia
Affiliation : Student, Faculty of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Ragulina, Daria N. image
City : Geneva, Switzerland
Affiliation : Centre russe d'etudes politiques
Position : Assistant to the Director
Biography :

She was born in Moscow in 1992. In 2010 graduated from Russian Embassy High School in Washington DC. She has studied Law and Justice at American University Washington D.C. Currently studying International Relations and Economics at Webster University Geneva. The field of research interest is corporate and financial law. Daria Ragulina is a part of Webster Humanitarian Association and also volunteer at the Nord-Sud XXI. In Centre russe d'etudes politiques from 2012. In particular, helped to organize an international seminar on "Assessing the prospects for the implementation of Article VI of the NPT by the nuclear weapon states: on the eve of the first Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review conference" 02/13

Romanov, Oleg A. image
City : Saint-Petersburg
Affiliation : Saint-Petersburg State University
Position : Associated Professor
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Ruzibaev Sanjar image
City : Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Affiliation : Faculty of International Relations, University of World Economy and Diplomacy of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Sanakoev Alexey image
City : Tskhinval, South Ossetia
Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia
Sargsyan Inessa Arkadyevna image
City : Yerevan, Armenia
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Sava Andrei image
City : Chisinau, Moldova
Affiliation : Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova
Selezneva Anna image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Department of work with compatriots abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Sepyan Karine Arturovna image
City : Sukhumi
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Sergey V. Kondratyev image
City : Tyumen, Russia
Affiliation : Tyumen State University
Position : Director of the Institute of Humanitarian Sciences
Biography :

Between 1984 to 1987 studied as aspirant at the Leningrad University. Scientific Assistant at Tyumen University 1987 – 1989. Tyumen University – Associate Professor 1989-1996. In 1997 gained the title of professor at the Saint Petersburg University. Tyumen University - Head of Department of Modern History and International Relations 1998 – 2005. Tyumen  University – Head of Faculty of History and Political Sciences  1996 – 2006. Tyumen University – Director of the Institute of History and Political Sciences 2006 – 2011. Tyumen University – Director of the Institute of Humanitarian Sciences since 2011 to the present time.

Serikbaeva Aigulj image
City : Astana, Kazakhstan
Affiliation : First Secretary, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kazakhstan (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Seslavinskaya Yuliya image
City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

Graduated from the dual degree master's program of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po) (2016) in the field of international security. Has a bachelor's degree in international relations from MGIMO University (2014). Interned at PIR Center (2013), at the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (2014), as well as at the External Communications Department of Rambler & Co (2016). Worked as an Economic Correspondent in the State Duma for the TASS news agency (2016-2017), and as an Assistant to the editor-in-chief of the Security Index magazine (2017). Graduated from the Academy of Journalism of the Kommersant Publishing House (2017). Worked as a Project Coordinator (2018) and a Information Projects Coordinator (2018-2019) at PIR Center. Currently Yulia is a student of the Master's program Science and Technology Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Fluent in French and English. Research interests: secessionism and the world system of sovereignty, the social and political importance of digital technologies, the functions of the media in covering international global processes. (05/20)

Shakirov Oleg I. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
European security
OSCE
Digital diplomacy
Biography :

Graduated from the South Ural State university, international department (2010). In 2015, recieved Master's degree from the John Hopkins Schoool of Advanced International Studies. In 2011-2012, worked as a news editor at the International Broadcasting section of RIA Novosti. PIR Center intern in September-December 2012. In summer 2014, interned with the UN Department for Political Affairs. Expert on Foreign Policy and Security, Center for Strategic Research.

Shamuratova Leyla R. image
Biography :

Graduated from Ural State Pedagogical University in 2000 and is finishing her Master’s at the Ural Federal University’s Institute for Social and Policy Studies. The topic of her Master’s thesis is «The Role of Russia in the Arab-Israeli Conflict after 2001». In 2007, Leyla was a visiting fellow at the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies . She was the Educational Programs Coordinator at the Nuclear Cities Educational Information Center from 2002 to 2012. Her academic interests include nonproliferation and security in the Middle East. PIR Center Education and Training Program Coordinator in March-May, 2013.

Shmidke, Alexander A. image
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Student of the Philosophy Department (Political Science, Department of Political Institutes and Applied Political Studies) of the Saint-Petersburg State University. Worked as a foreign press reviewer at the Saint-Petersburg Center for Middle Eastern Studies in 2005. Research interests: geopolitics, political forecasting, clash of civilizations, Middle East, Iranian nuclear program.

Shohinov Shukrullo image
City : Dushanbe,Tajikistan
Affiliation : Attaché, Legal Department, MFA of Tajikistan (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Shukurov Surhai image
City : Baku, Azerbaijan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

Shutak Tamila image
Affiliation : Department of Legal Support, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

Sidorov Yevgenij image
City : Obninsk, Russia
Affiliation : Chief Specialist, Central Institute of Continuing Education and Training
Simonenko Maxim D image
Affiliation : Master student at the Higher School of Economics
Biography :

Graduated from the Tomsk State University(TSU), International Relations Department, Faculty of History. Currently is a master student in the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), Faculty of World Economy and World Politics. Participant of the IV (2009) and V (2010) Summer Schools on Nuclear Non-proliferation organized by the TSU and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. The sphere of scientific interests include world politics, nuclear non-proliferation, conflicts in cyberspace, Internet governance.

Sizikova, Ekaterina S. image
City : Moscow
Biography :

Ekaterina Sizikova was the projects coordinator at PIR Center from 2014-2015. Graduated from the Department of the International Affairs and Regional Studies of the Novosibirsk State Technical University. Holds bachelor degree in regional studies (European region).The participant of All-Russian and international conferences, seminars and schools in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Tyumen, Veliky Novgorod, Perm, Kiev, Odessa, etc. referring to nuclear nonproliferation issue. In 2012 Ekaterina was an intern in the Information Centre of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). PIR Center intern in January-May, 2014. The sphere of interest includes nuclear non-proliferation, the NPT, initiatives of the USA and the USSR/Russia in the field of nuclear non-proliferation, civil aviation.

Skomorokha Tatiana image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Institute for International Relations, National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”
Skorokhodova, Olga N. image
City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

Olga is a Ph.D student in the history and theory of international relations at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History. During the 2012-2013 academic year, she spent as a Fox International Fellowstudied at Yale University, at the MacMillan Center for International and Regional Studies. Olga participated in the PIR-Center International Summer School on Global Security in 2013. Her research interests embrace the energy politics and security policy in the Greater Middle East and Southeast Asia. Olga speaks Russian, English, French and Spanish. She has been an intern at PIR Center since October till December, 2013.

Smertina, Ksenia V. image
Position : PIR Center Expert
Expertise :
European Security Policy
Draft of agreement on European security
Biography :

PhD student of MGIMO (University) MFA of Russia. Holds MA degree from Saint-Petersburg State University , School of International Relations (2010) and from Central European University (2008). Co-founder of Russia Direct, a news portal for experts and professionals in international affairs. Intern at PIR Center in 2009. Research interests: states of Central and Eastern Europe, European security issues.

Snigir Elena image
City : Kiev, Ukraine
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Sterkul Natalia image
City : Chisinau, Moldova
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

Stolyarov Vladimir image
City : Mogilev, Belarus
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2010

Sukhikh Evgeniya image
City : Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Affiliation : Post-Graduate Student, International Relations Department, Nizhny Novgorod State University (2008г.)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

Szymanek Marcin image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : Intern
Biography :

Graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. During his studies Marcin pursued and accomplished with distinction an MA course in International Relations, spec. Eastern Studies (2005 -2010) and an Intensive MA Programme in Politics and Security in Central Asia (2010 - 2011). Recipient of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship in 2009 and participant of two election monitoring missions to the Mongolian Parliamentary Elections 2008 and Kyrgyz Presidential Elections 2011. Interpreter at the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 2011.Thus far publications: "Academic discourse analysis about the nationalism within the Kyrgyz society, after the April Revolution 2010". Research areas of interest include: Foreign Policies and Security of Central Asian States, Nation-Building and Nationalism Issues, Democratization Processes.

Tadtaev Sergey image
City : Tskhinval, South Ossetia
Affiliation : Adviser, Department of External Policy Relations of Republic of South Ossetia Foreign Ministry
Tchirkova Anna image
City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Faculty of International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia
Teller Nadezhda image
City : Vienna, Austria
Affiliation : Department of Safeguards, IAEA
Position : Safeguards Information Analyst
Biography :

Graduated from Tomsk State University with a degree in International Relations. In 2003, she received a Master degree in International Policy Studies with a certificate in Nonprolifertaion Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies. In 2005-2006, she worked as Director for information projects at PIR Center. Since 2006, she works as Safeguards Information Analyst at the Department of Safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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