Presentation of the 2020 SIPRI Yearbook in IMEMO (Moscow)

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On November 23, 2021, IMEMO hosted an online presentation of the Russian edition of the SIPRI Yearbook 2020: “Armaments, Disarmament and International Security”, including the Special Supplement of IMEMO, as well as a separate English edition of the Supplement “Russia: Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security”.

Both publications were prepared as part of a joint project between Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

In the view of the worsening of the COVID-19 situation, the initial dates of the event had to be adjusted, and the presentation was held in a mixed in-person/virtual format.

The meeting was started off by the Head of the Center for International Security (CIS), IMEMO, Academician Alexey Arbatov.

President of IMEMO, Academician Alexander Dynkin, delivered a welcoming address to the participants of the event.

Presentations were provided by the following speakers*): Head of Research of the Center for Situational Analysis at IMEMO, Academician Vladimir Baranovsky; Director of the Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at MGIMO Alexander Lukin; Deputy Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) at Higher School of Economics Vasily Kashin; Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced American Studies at the Institute of International Studies at the MGIMO Andrei Baklitskiy; and Professor at the Department of World Policy and International Relations at the Russian State University for the Humanities Vladimir Pryakhin.

Presentations were made by Senior Consultant for General Director of Rostec State Corporation Nikolay Turko; Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Alexander Perendzhiev; Leading Researcher at the CIS Natalia Bubnova; Senior Expert at the Center for Advanced Governance (CAG) Oleg Shakirov; and Research Fellow at the CIS Dmitry Stefanovich.

The event was attended by about 50 representatives of relevant ministries and departments, RAS institutes, foreign embassies, independent research centers and journalists.

*) Names are given in the order in which the presentation was made.

 Overview of the Discussion

 List of Participants


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