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129_350_175.jpg“The exchange of letters between presidents is an important step, but merely the first one on the path to normalize relations. The exchange must be followed up by practical measures. At a minimum, we must go beyond state documents and give a green light to activate contacts on all levels. This will make it possible for concrete, effective joint projects to crystallize,” – PIR Center Vice President Dmitry Polikanov


«It stands to reason that without cooperation with the USA and achievement of new agreements on security and arms control issues Russia would not be able to build the system of European security, prevent possible armed conflicts of post-soviet space and counter extremism and terrorism with due efficiency”, – Evgeny Buzhinsky, Lieutenant-General, Head of the International Treaty Directorate of the Main Department of International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (2002-2009), PIR Center Advisory Board Member.


On December 6-7, 2011 PIR Center together with the Ploughshares Fund will hold a meeting of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group on “Future of the Russian-US Strategic Dialogue: Beyond Deterrence – Building a Sustainable Agenda”. We expect that Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the USA Sergey Kislyak and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Ellen Tauscher will take part in the meeting.


«US-Russian cooperation on the European missile defense system is possible and can be implemented», – consider members of the SuPR Group, joint initiative of Russian and US experts, whose recommendation aimed at the Kremlin and the White House were released today.


“First of all, I would like to point out a timely nature of launching wide discussions between political, military and expert communities of Russia and the United States on further steps in the field of strategic offensive arms reductions,” – Assistant of the Russian President Sergey Prikhodko.


PIR Center together with Ploughshares Fund held the International conference on “New START Signed, What's Next?