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  • Position : Head of the Peace and Conflict Studies Unit
  • Affiliation : Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Affiliation : International Relations Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, Senior lecturer of Chair of European studies
  • Affiliation : Colonel General, Deputy Chairman, Union of Military Intelligence Veterans
  • Affiliation : Associate Professor, Department of World Politics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
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"For Those Who Like It Hot": Vladimir Orlov's editorial on the world in 2015

25.02.2015

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 25, 2013. PIR PRESS – “Those who like it hot are unlikely to be disappointed by 2015. Different scenarios are still possible as far as the actual taste of it is concerned, but the aftertaste is not in any doubt. Hot and bitter contrasts sharply with icy-cold. What kind of heritage has the year 2014 left for us? Will it be chilly old peace, or a new Cold War?” – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

The latest issue of the Security Index journal #4 (111), Winter 2014 opens with reflections of PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov on the future of world politics in 2015. There are many questions with no straight answers, and the reader is welcomed to join the discussion.

“Those who like it hot are unlikely to be disappointed by 2015. Different scenarios are still possible as far as the actual taste of it is concerned, but the aftertaste is not in any doubt. Hot and bitter contrasts sharply with icy-cold. What kind of heritage has the year 2014 left for us? Will it be chilly old peace, or a new Cold War?” – says PIR Center Director.

Vladimir Orlov believes the world is entering a new Cold War, which will embrace three dimensions: nuclear deterrence, outer space and cyberspace. He dubs it a 3D war. The full text of the editorial is available in PIR Center’s blog.

The latest issue of the Security Index also covers global energy sector, nuclear infrastructure and the shale revolution, stability in Central Asia and threats from ISIL.

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