Chronology

The Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material of 1980 comes into force for France.
06.10.1991
Soviet SSBN K-219 with 16 ballistic missiles on board suffers an accident in the Northern Atlantic. Four crewmen die.
06.10.1986
The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission starts studying the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
06.10.1947
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05.10.2022

«I have never had any role models. Journalism is a craft; it is the knowledge of the subject you are going to write about. You have to have some background. Journalism is also about the ability to reach people. When I was still an officer, I was fortunate enough to visit military enterprises with my father and there I got to know their general directors. When I went to the military academy, we were taught naval tactics, we studied ship weapons systems, but it was all about iron. It was immaterial. But when I started communicating with constructors, that iron suddenly came alive to me. Once I approached the officer on the ship, I straightaway began telling the combat commander what kind of missile was in service on the ship, what it was capable of, and what it consisted of. It opened a lot of doors because even the officers were not always aware of the whole range of problems and characteristics which are inherent to this or that technical item. On balance, we ended up with an interesting conversation, which revealed a host of interesting details», — Dmitry Litovkin, a military journalist, editor-in-chief of the Independent Military Review ("Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye").


04.10.2022

PIR Center continues a section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is about the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

04.10.2022

65 years ago, on October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, was launched into Earth's orbit under the code name PS-1. This event has a great influence. The launch of the first satellite marked the beginning of space exploration.

04.10.2022

The authoritative publishing house Palgrave Macmillan (part of the Springer publishing group) releases the 2nd edition of the monograph Russian–American Nuclear Nonproliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Road Ahead. The book was prepared by a team of 13 young and experienced researchers, edited by PIR Center Founder and Director Vladimir Orlov and PIR Center Research Fellow Sergey Semenov. It is also supplied with prefaces from William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

International Summer School on Global Security 2011

SS2011-FirstPage-1.jpgThe International Summer School on Global Security for young specialists from Russia, CIS states and other Central and Eastern European countries organized by the PIR Center (The Russian Center for Policy Studies) is a unique platform where young specialists not only improve their skills and broaden their professional outlook, but also meet the leading Russian experts, representatives of state and nongovernmental organizations, leading private companies, and foreign diplomatic corps in Moscow.

The program of the Summer School consists of two parts. During the first week of the program participants and guest speakers will discuss priorities and peculiarities of Russian foreign policy, its relations with neighbors and other states, existing mechanisms and new initiatives on security in Europe. A significant part of lectures and workshops will cover the WMD nonproliferation, arms control and disarmament issues including regional aspects of nonproliferation regime (DPRK, Iran) and the role of international organizations in strengthening the nonproliferation regime.

The second week will be dedicated to the current soft security issues, including: energy, environmental and water security, Internet and information security, drug trafficking, migration and demographic issues.

During the Summer School special focus will be made on the following issues:

  • Multilateral institutes and new initiatives on maintenance of security (Europe, Asia-Pacific Region, Middle East, Central Asia).
  • Economic development, energy and international cooperation in science and technology.
  • Internet governance, information technologies and cyber security.
  • Nuclear nonproliferation: key events and the future of the regime.
  • START entered into force – what next? The new agenda in the sphere of nuclear disarmament and arms reduction. Initiatives, projects and estimations.
  • The future of the nuclear industry, nuclear security and nonproliferation culture.
  • Transnational crime: corruption, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking.

Summer School participants will meet Russian outstanding intellectuals and journalists. Two excursions and a reception with participation of the PIR Center's Alumni and experts will be organized during the School.

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Participants. Twenty five young representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other governmental structures, think tanks and universities, PhD and MA students at the age under 35 years will be invited to the Summer School from CIS and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Instructors. The lectures and workshops of the International Summer School on Global Security are to be conducted by such well-known experts in the field of global security as Assistant Professor of MGIMO Ildar Akhtamzyan, Chief research fellow of Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Natalia Kalinina, Executive Director of the Foundation “Russkiy Mir” Vyacheslav Nikonov, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir Orlov, President of the Middle East Institute Evgeny Satanovsky, Leading research officer of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Ekaterina Stepanova, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, Chief research fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Director of Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Chairman of  the Commission of Social Council of the Defence Ministry of Russia Vitaliy Shlykov, DST Advisors Managing Director, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board  Mikhail Yakushev and others.

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Representatives of the Russian Security Council, Foreign Ministry and Federal Assembly will be among Summer School Lecturers.

Working Language of the Summer School is Russian. All the participants should be fluent in Russian.

The program will be held outside Moscow in the “Pokrovskoe Resort.” This venue located in the Moscow region provided participants with the opportunity to communicate with instructors not only during the lectures, but also informally as many instructors live in the resort with the participants.

PIR Center covers accommodation and meal costs and provides necessary handouts and literature. Travel and visa expenses are covered by participant or his/her organization. 

To apply for the International Summer School 2011, please send to the PIR Center the following packet of documents: 

  • detailed CV in Russian and English
  • recommendation from the chief of the organization/scientific adviser (in Russian or in English) 
  • motivation letter
  • photo

The detailed CV of the applicant should contain:

  • surname, name, middle name (including the representatives from CIS)
  • date of birth
  • education (with names of school/college/university)
  • current place of work
  • current position
  • list of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations list of publications, electronic version of the last one
  • language skills
  • detailed contact information

The applicants should be not older than 35 years of age.

The applications should be submitted by fax at +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President) or by email at [email protected]. The application submission deadline is April 20, 2011.

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Programs Coordinator Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail [email protected]

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