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International Seminar "Arms Control and Disarmament Verification: Experience, Perspectives, and New Ideas", Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry 23.11.2018

The Seminar is organized by PIR Center, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

Existing arms control system and disarmament advances are under pressure from new political and technological challenges. There is an ever-increasing need for a comprehensive assessment of the future of the strategic stability. No advances on this path are possible without addressing existing issues with verification and studying the development of this essential mechanism of indivisible security.

In the course of the seminar key Russian and international experts will discuss the issues of verification of existing Russian-US arms control agreements, outlines of future arms control system, and the role that disarmament verification plays at the UN and on other international fora.

The draft of the agenda can be found here.

Working languages of the seminar are Russian and English.