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13.12.2019

"Strategic stability in its classical sense - the state of relations between Russia and the United States, in which the parties have no incentive to launch the first nuclear strike - was developed between the two countries during the Cold War.  The development of new types of weapons (including high-precision non-nuclear, hypersonic and space-based missile defense systems) has a direct impact on strategic stability. A major change in the balance of power between Russia and the United States could undermine stability, making the likelihood of a nuclear conflict more real," - Consultant to PIR Center and Researcher of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrey Baklitskiy. 

12.12.2019

"US-Russia relations have not been at such a dangerously low level since the end of the cold war," - Cynthia Lazaroff, documentary filmmaker/producer, founder of US-Russian exchange initiatives, environmental activist and Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

Professional development at PIR Center

PIR Center, a leading Russian non-governmental organization in the sphere of international security, is now accepting applications for professional development programs.

The preparation of qualified specialists in the sphere of international security is a top priority forPIRCenter. Participants are involved in all research and educational activities of the Center and other leading analytical institutions inMoscow.

PIR Center is:

* A modern institute that is engaged in research, education, publishing, and consultative activities in the sphere of international security;
* Interesting and challenging work in a creative and energetic environment with experienced international relations specialists and young, ambitious colleagues;
* Active interaction with dozens of partners in Russia and abroad, including ministries and departments, international organizations, universities, and other research and educational centers and business structures.

Goals of the experience:

* Involvement of senior students in research activities in the sphere of international relations;
* Creation of a society of young specialists in the sphere of international relations who are able to actively participate in combating new security threats and promote national interests in the global arena.

Professional development at PIR Center includes:

Participation in PIR Center research activities and information projects and performing administrative duties, which are connected with research, publication, and informational projects of PIR Center

Minimum period of professional development at PIR Center: 5 weeks

Necessary qualifications:

* Interest in research in the sphere of international security;
* Education (at the levels 3, 4, or5 inone’s major) in the sphere of international security, regional studies, Eastern studies, journalism, modern history, and political science;
* Fluency in Russian and English languages (knowledge of other languages is welcomed);
* Thorough experience with a computer and office programs.

To submit an application the candidate should send the following documents to the Executive Director of PIR Center Albert Farkhatovich Zulkharneev:

* Detailed resume of the candidate in Russian with the desired length of the experience indicated (not less than 5 weeks);
* A recommendation letter from the head/deputy head of the organization which currently represents the candidate/ head of the department/ research supervisor;
* A list of the candidate’s publications and an electronic version of one of the publications on the list (or an active link, if the publication is available on the internet).

For all questions related to professional development at PIR Center, please contact the Project Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (45) 987 19 15 or by e-mail at sizikova@pircenter.org

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