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The Spring issue of the Security Index journal (international edition) is published


MOSCOW, MAY 13, 2013. PIR PRESS – “The U.S Cooperative Threat Reduction program, also known as the Nunn-Lugar program, has already reached a ripe old age, by the standards applied to such initiatives. The program was conceived during a transitional period in Russian statehood and was especially helpful during the turbulent years when Russia was struggling to finance even the most basic nuclear security measures. The program is now due to expire,” – writes Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index journal, Vladimir Orlov, in “From the Editor.”

The new issue of Security Index journal No 2 (103), Spring 2013 covers such global and regional aspects of international security as the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction program, also known as the Nunn-Lugar program (comments by Dr. Vladimir Orlov); nuclear energy as a tool to promote peace and security in the Middle East region (interview with Deputy Director General of Russia’s Nuclear Energy State Corporation Rosatom, Amb. Nikolay Spassky); further nuclear arms limitation (article by Dr. Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation); future of nonstrategic nuclear weapons in Europe (the round table); non-nuclear weapon state perspective on the nuclear deterrence (commentary by Amb. Alexander Kmentt, Director for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs); U.S. digital diplomacy: impact on international security and opportunities for Russia (article by Dr. Elena Zinovyeva).

This issue also includes the PIR Center’s special report “High Tech on BRICS Agenda: What Could Russia Propose?”. Economic growth and the combined demographic, scientific and industrial potential of the BRICS countries have turned the bloc into a potential global leader. BRICS nations are already working closely in financial spheres, but there is clear room for improvement in terms of cooperation in high-tech industries, which are crucial to international security and economic growth. In this report PIR Center experts analyze the most promising areas of high-tech cooperation in the BRICS framework including countering cyber threats, safe and secure development of nuclear energy, peaceful space exploration, and high-tech logistics technologies.

The full Summary of the Security Index journal No 2 (103), Spring 2013 is available here. We invite you to enjoy analytics and discussions on the pages of Security Index – the Russian journal on international security!

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