Russia’s nonproliferation policy and global strategic stability image

The virtual summit between Presidents Putin and Biden of December 7, 2021, did not address strategic stability and nonproliferation issues in detail as both presidents concentrated on Ukraine-related topics. Yet, strategic stability dialogue and prevention of proliferation of nuclear weapons remain ...

Договор Шрёдингера: иранская ядерная суперпозиция — Россия ...Интервью с консультантом ПИР-Центра Андреем Баклицким в преддверии конференции процесса "ядерной пятерки" о проблемах, перспективах и влиянии на ОК ДНЯО 2022 г. 

Как Вы считаете, с какими проблемами сталкивается процесс «ядерной пятерки»?  

Я бы начал с того, что у неядерных государств, да и у эксп...

Heather A. Conley, Vladimir Orlov, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Cyrus Newlin, Sergey Semenov and Roksana Gabidullina
The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control: Principles of Engagement and New Approaches image

As one of its first security policy decisions, the Biden administration agreed to extend the New START Treaty for five years with no conditions.  The New START Treaty represents one of the last remaining vestiges of international arms control architecture and one of the few areas of potentially prod...

Natalia Romashkina, Dmitry Stefanovich, Alexey Markov

The monograph is devoted to topical issues of international security and strategic stability in the context of accelerated development of information and communication technologies. It justifies the importance of ensuring international information security. The monograph examines the possibility of ...

The Valdai Discussion Club

February 9, 2021.


Autonomous weapons are moving from engineering concept to army arsenals all around the world, and reports on their combat use are becoming more frequent. The first surprise about drones is that non-government military groups were the first to use them i...

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PIR Center Advisory Board

Yakushkin, Dmitri D. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Communications Director, Russdragmet
Biography :

Renowned expert in mass media, public relations, and democratization of civil society. Experienced journalist and analyst. Has worked in international journalism for more than 20 years, specializing in politics; has worked with leading newspapers and television companies in Russia and abroad. In 1998-2000 served as deputy director of the Russian Presidential Staff and President Boris Yeltsin's press secretary. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2014. 07.14

Yarnykh, Andrey Yu. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Head of Strategic Projects, Kaspersky Lab
Biography :

An experienced expert in the field of information security. In ICT sector since 1996. Works at Kaspersky Lab since 2001. A board member of the Regional non-governmental organization “Internet technology Center”, an expert on virus detection at Hotline Friendly Runet” and Russian Safer Internet Centre”. Chairs the Commission on Information Security and Cybercrime of the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). A member of PIR Center Advisory Board since 2015.

Yesin, Viktor I. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Colonel General (retired), Senior Researcher, Institute for US and Canadian Studies
  • Expertise :
    START Treaty
    Missile Defense
    Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

Colonel-General (ret.), Candidate of Military Sciences, Prof., PIR Center Advisory Board member. Graduated from the F.E. Dzerzhinski Military Academy and The General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces. In 1959 started working in Military Forces. For over 40 years, worked in the Soviet/Russian Defense Ministry's agencies. In 1998-2002 chief of the Russian Security Council Administration. Formerly, Сhief of the Strategic Missile Forces General Staff. Research interests: reform of armed forces, strategic stability. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

Zagorski, Andrei V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Director, Department of Disarmament and Conflicts Regulation, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
Biography :

Doctor of History. Leading expert in European security and Russia's relations with NATO and European organizations such as the OSCE, the EU, and the Council of Europe. Also specializes in post-Soviet studies, arms control, and Russian foreign policy. Participated as an expert of Soviet delegations at several meetings held under the framework of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). Was there at the beginning of independent, non-governmental research in the area of weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation and arms control in Russia. Active in research, consulting, and teaching; associate dean for research at the Russian Foreign Ministry's Moscow State Institute of International Relations 1992-1999. Author of more than 200 publications that have come out both in Russia and abroad. Very experienced publisher and editor. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2014. 07/14

Zulkharneev, Albert F. image
  • City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Affiliation : Rossotrudnichestvo
  • Position : Deputy Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo - Russian House in Bishkek
  • Expertise :
    Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    Foreign policy of the Russian Federation
    International security policy of the Russian Federation
    Сivil and expert diplomacy
  • E-mail : [email protected]
Biography :

Since December 2021, Deputy Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo - Russian House in Bishkek. In 2019 – 2021 Deputy Head of the Projects’ Department at Executive Office of the All-Russia People's Front (ONF). In 2007 – 2019 member of staff in PIR Center. PIR Center Education and Training Program Director, PIR Center Executive Director in 2013-2015. PIR Center Director in 2015-2019. Consultant to PIR Center in 2019-2021, then Advisor to Director of PIR Center. In 2015 – 2020 Research Fellow at the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Graduated from PhD studies at the Faculty of World Politics and World Economy of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. In 2008 graduated with Master degree from the International Relations Department of the Ural State University and got Master degree in History from Central European University (2007, Budapest, Hungary). In 2003-2005 participated in international courses of Farsi language and literature. In August - December 2011 scholar of the Program for teaching and research at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.  Participant of sessions of the Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review Conference 2012-2013 and 2017 - 2020 and the 2015 NPT Review Conference. The organizer of the PIR Center International School on Global Security, the programs for improving professional skills of Central Asian specialists, the course on global security of the international session of the youth forum "Seliger",  the joint educational course of the PIR Center and MGIMO "nonproliferation of WMD" and a Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies (MGIMO - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey - PIR Center). Member of PIR Center Advisory Board. 12/21

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