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Security Index 100th Issue Presentation in Geneva

21.06.2012

p7291_1.jpgMOSCOW, JUNE 21, 2012. PIR PRESS – “I have all reasons to say that the Security Index journal has become a reputable, prestigious, informative publication and, more importantly, the one with many readers. You will find on its pages a serious analysis of global issues, international policy, and new challenges and threats. This journal published in Russian and English has become a popular and authoritative podium for high-ranking diplomats and experts, actively involved in the issues of disarmament and nonproliferation, as well as veterans of diplomatic service. All this makes the journal highly demanded by a wide international expert community”, - Viktor Vasiliev, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

This spring we have reached a major milestone – PIR Center has published the 100th issue of the Security Index journal. The 100th issue largely focuses on the road the Security Index – and its predecessor, Yaderny Kontrol (Nuclear Control) – have travelled over the nearly 20 years in studying issues of nonproliferation, nuclear arms control and nuclear security. Going back to our traditional roots in the 100th issue, we were also looking into the future, discussing key issues of the nuclear nonproliferation agenda for the 21st century. To mark the occasion, we held a series of seminars and events in Moscow, Geneva and Vienna, to present the 100th issue to a select Russian and international audience.

p7291_2.jpgOn April 26, 2012 PIR Center, in cooperation with its Geneva-based European branch – Centre russe d'etudes politiques – and the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN Office in Geneva held the reception to celebrate the launch of the landmark 100th issue of the Security Index journal in Geneva.

Welcome remarks at the reception were given by Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index journal, Mikhail Yakushev, Chairman of PIR Center Executive board and member of the Security Index Editorial Board, Viktor Vasiliev, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia in Geneva, Laura Kennedy, Permanent Representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Besides, among the guests were Chairman of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Director of the UNIDIR Theresa Hitchens, permanent representatives of China and France to the Conference on Disarmament, members of permanent missions and international organizations based in Geneva.

p7291_4.jpgSpeaking at the opening ceremony, Viktor Vasiliev, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia in Geneva, highlighted that: “I have all reasons to say that the Security Index journal has become a reputable, prestigious, informative publication and, more importantly, the one with many readers. You will find on its pages a serious analysis of global issues, international policy, and new challenges and threats. This journal published in Russian and English has become a popular and authoritative podium for high-ranking diplomats and experts, actively involved in the issues of disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as veterans of diplomatic service. All this makes the journal highly demanded by a wide international expert community”.

For information concerning publication of articles and advertising in the Security Index journal, as well as subscription to the journal, please contact Deputy Editor-in-Chief Irina Mironova by phone +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax +7 (495) 987-19-14, or e-mail: editor at pircenter.org.

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