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25.09.2020

“The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. We should, however, admit that 2019 was marked by an important event in the sphere of non-proliferation of WMD - the November UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction - which can be described as generally successful, at least much more successful than anticipated,” - write Vladimir Orlov and Natalia Artemenkova in their article «A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: The Road Toward It as Seen From Moscow», which was published in “International Affairs” in English.

25.09.2020

This paper is devoted to analyzing external sources of financial support of terrorism in the North Caucasus – a region of the Russian Federation notorious for the military crackdown on the Chechen insurgency in the 1990s and the continuous terrorist activity which has led to hundreds of attacks against civilian and military targets throughout Russia. The author brings together scant pieces of information on the topic to present a study that could contribute to designing better law-enforcement and security practices intended to disrupt the financing of terrorism in Russia from abroad. This research is based on open sources and may serve as a framework for further investigation with the use of classified data by specialized agencies.

17.09.2020

“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

Summer School 2007 Agenda

Pokrovskoye (Moscow Region), July 1-14, 2007

 

Sunday, July 1 

17.00 - Participants' arrival at Pokrovskoe

18.00 – 19.00 Participants' registration. Distribution of Summer School Materials. Discussion of administrative issues

Ekaterina Votanovskaya, Education Program Coordinator, PIR Center

19.30-21.30 - Reception

Monday, July 2 

COURSE INTRODUCTION

 09.00 – 10.15. New Challenges to Global Security

Nikolai N. Spassky, Deputy Head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency

10.30 – 11.45. International WMD Nonproliferation regimes: Challenges and Threats

Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center

12.00 – 13.15. Nonproliferation Literature and Source Review. Search Engines and How to Find Reliable Materials in the Internet.

Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; Anton V. Khlopkov, Deputy Director, PIR Center

13.30 – 15.00. Lunch

15.15 – 16.30. Seminar on Readings

Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center; Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, PIR Center Advisory Board Member

18.00. Dinner

 

WEEK 1. CHALLENGES TO THE NONPROLIFERATION REGIME 

Tuesday, July 3 

WMD and Means of Delivery Nonproliferation Regimes

09.00  10.15. Nonproliferation of Chemical Weapons. The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Natalia I. Kalinina, Deputy Head of the Russian Federation Accounts Chamber Inspectorate

10.30 – 11.45. Nonproliferation of Biological Weapons. The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Vladimir C. Bundin, Senior Advisor, Security and Disarmament Department, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

13.30 – 15.00. Lunch

15.15 – 16.30. The Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

Roland M. Timerbaev, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board

18.00Dinner

Wednesday, July 4 

Non-Nuclear States Nonproliferation Commitments and the Problem of Regime Universality

09.00  10.15. Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO; PIR Center Advisory Board Member 

10.30 – 11.45. The North Korean Nuclear Program and Nonproliferation Problems in the Far East

Gennady M. Evstafiev, Senior Advisor, PIR Center

12.00 – 13.15. Round Table Discussion: “Solving the Iranian ‘Nuclear' Problem and the Evolution of Russian and American Policies”

Anton V. Khlopkov, Deputy Director, PIR Center

Cristina Chuen, Senior Research Associate, CNS, Monterey Institute of International Security; PIR Center Consultant

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch 

15.15 – 16.30. Seminar “The Problem of Nonproliferation Regime Universality”

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO, PIR Center Advisory Board Member; Nikolai N. Sokov, Senior Research Associate, CNS , Monterey Institute of International Studies; PIR Center Advisory Board Member

18.00 - Dinner

  ThursdayJuly 5 

The Role of International Organizations and International Cooperation in Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime

09.00  10.15. The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Nonproliferation Regime. IAEA Safeguards

Roland M. Timerbaev, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board

10.30 – 11.45. International and National Export Control Mechanisms for Nuclear Nonproliferation

Marina P. Belyaeva, Advisor, Federal Agency for Atomic Energy

12.00 – 13.15. Missile Technology Control Regime

Nikolai N. Sokov, Senior Research Associate, CNS, Monterey Institute of International Studies; PIR Center Advisory Board Member

13.30 – 15.00. Lunch

15.15 – 16.30 International Nonproliferation Cooperation Programs

Cristina Chuen, Senior Research Associate, CNS, Monterey Institute of International Security, PIR Center Consultant

16.45 – 18.00. Seminar: “National Export Control Systems at the Former Soviet Union Countries”

Nikolai N. Sokov, Senior Research Associate, CNS , Monterey Institute of International Studies, PIR Center Advisory Board Member

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO;, PIR Center Advisory Board Member

19.00-22.00 - Barbecue 

Friday, July 6

Development of Atomic Energy and Prevention of Nuclear Technology Transfer

09.00  12.00. Excursion to the Russian Research Institute “Kurchatov Institute”

Nikolai N. Ponomarev-Stepnoi, Vice-President, Kurchatov Institute

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.15. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nonproliferation

Aleksandr B. Koldobsky, Deputy Dean of the Institute for International Relations, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI)

16.30 – 17.45. The Renaissance of Atomic Energy in the Context of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Alexey V. Ubeyev, Deputy Head of Foreign Relations Department, Atomstroyexport

 19.00 - Reception

 SaturdayJuly 7 

Nuclear Disarmament: Bilateral and Multilateral Agenda

09.00  10.15. Nuclear Weapon States: Nuclear Programs, Military Doctrines, and Nonproliferation

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO; PIR Center Advisory Board Member

10.30 – 11.45. New Trends in Nuclear Doctrines of the Nuclear Weapons States

Nikolai N. Sokov, Senior Research Associate, CNS , Monterey Institute of International Studies; PIR Center Advisory Board Member

12.00 – 13.15. Nuclear Arms Control: Bilateral Agreements

Nikolai N. Sokov, Senior Research Associate, CNS, Monterey Institute of International Studies; PIR Center Advisory Board Member

13.30 – 15.00. Lunch

15.15 – 16.30. Multilateral Disarmament: Problems and Prospects

Roland M. Timerbaev, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board

18.00  Dinner

SundayJuly 8

10.00 – 10.30. Testing Upon Completion of 1st Week

Anton V. Khlopkov, Deputy Director, PIR Center

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO, PIR Center Advisory Board Member

11.30 – 12.30. Review of Test Results

Anton V. Khlopkov, Deputy Director, PIR Center

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO; PIR Center Advisory Board Member

 Ekaterina Votanovskaya, Education Program Coordinator, PIR Center

 

WEEK 2. NEW CHALLENGES TO GLOBAL SECURITY 

MondayJuly 9

Countering International Terrorism

09.00 – 11.45. Priorities of the Russian Foreign Policy

Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center

12.00 – 13.15. Russian Counter-Terrorism Policy and Counter Extremism Activity

Yevgeny G. Nikitenko, Director of the Department for Analysis and Terrorist Threats and Conflict Prevention, Security Council of the Russian Federation

13.30-15.00. Lunch 

15.15 – 16.30 Terrorism and Organized Crime

Ekaterina A. Stepanova, Head of the Group on Unconventional Threats to Security, Center for International Security Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), RAS

16.45-18.00. Seminar “National Legislation in the Field of Counter-Terrorism”

Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIR Center

Ekaterina A. Stepanova, Head of the Group on Unconventional Threats to Security, Center for International Security Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), RAS

18.15 Dinner

Tuesday, July 10

New Challenges to National and Global Security

09.00  10.15. Energy Resources and Problems of National Security

Tatyana A. Mitrova, Head of Center for the Study of the World Energy Market, Institute for Energy Research 

10.30 – 11.45 Biotechnology and Ecology: Prospects and Challenges

Aleksandr G. Golikov, Expert, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

12.00 – 13.30. The Fight Against the Spread of Infectious Diseases: International Efforts

Vitaly V. Zverev, Director, Mechnikov Research Institute for Vaccines and Serums (MRIVS), Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

15.15 –16.30 Demographic and Migration Problems in National Security

Galina S. Vitkovskaya, Senior Research Associate, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Wednesday, July 11

09.00  10.15. The Internet, Information Technology and Global Security

Mikhail V. Yakushev, Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Russia/CIS

10.30 – 11.45. National and International Mechanisms for Prevention of Illegal Transfer of Conventional Weapons

Vadim B. Kozyulin, Director, PIR Center Special Projects

12.00 - 14.30  Excursion to the Military History Museum of Armored Vehicles and Armament of Ministry of Defense

19.00 - 21.00 - Barbecue

Thursday, July 12 

Regional Security Problems

09.00  10.15. Central Asia: Security and Challenges

Gennady M. Evstafiev, Senior Advisor, PIR Center

10.30 – 11.45. Security Problems in the Middle East

Evgeny Y. Satanovsky, President, Institute for Middle East Studies

12.00 – 13.15. European Security

Konstantin P. Eggert, Bureau Chief, BBC Russian Service 

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch

15.15 – 16.30. Security Challenges in the East Asia

Alexandr V. Vorontsov, Head of Korean Sector, Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS

Friday, July 13 

09.00  10.15. Seminar: “Effectiveness of the power regulation of crises in the current system of security”

Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, Associate Professor, MGIMO, PIR Center Advisory Board Member

Vladimir A. Orlov, Director, PIRCenter 

10.30 - 11.45 Round Table: “The Role of NATO in the Security in XXI Century”

Konstantin P. Eggert, Bureau Chief, BBC Russian Service

Gennady M. Evstafiev, Senior Advisor, PIR Center

12.30 – 13.15 Testing Upon Completion of 2nd Week

13.30 – 14.15. Lunch

16.00 – 17.30. Russian Multilateral Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Alexander V. Yakovenko, Deputy Minister, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

18.00 Graduation Certificates Awarding

19.00-21.30 Reception 

Saturday, July 14

 

10.00 Participants' depart from Pokrovskoe

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