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MOSCOW, MARCH 3, 2015. PIR PRESS – A new double issue of the Global edition of Security Index journal No. 3-4 (108-109), Summer-Fall 2014 was published and is available in the electronic version.

The latest issue of the Global edition of Security Index journal summarizes key events in the field of global security over the second half of 2014 and even looks further ahead to 2015. It focuses on the ups and downs of the nuclear nonproliferation pays attention to a coming milestone event – the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Andrey Baklitskiy highlights the perspectives of the RevCon, while Vladimir Orlov reflects upon the future perspectives of the cornerstone of the global nonproliferation regime - the NPT. As a reply to the PIR Center’s experts, Tariq Rauf summarizes his own thoughts concerning the RevCon agenda and key challenges to the NPT is his review of the PIR Center’s White Paper “‘Towards Nuclear Disarmament: NPT Article VI and Implementation of the 2010 Review Conference Decisions’’.

The concerns over the future of nonproliferation are echoed in a roundtable on Iran and the still-ongoing process of solving its nuclear issue. Kayhan Barzegar, Wu Bingbing, Farhad Mamedov, Eman Ragab, Tariq Rauf, Mustafa Fetouri and Mohammed Shaker aim to foresee if there is life after the long-expected Comprehensive Agreement, and if the Agreement is really achievable at this stage.

The Iranian view on the country’s nuclear energy and nonproliferation agenda with a special accent on Russia’s role is presented by Ambassador Mehdi Sanaei in his interview to Security Index. As a refrain to the issue of cooperation with Russia, Hoang Anh Tuan presents the Vietnamese shaping agenda in the global nuclear energy industry. And the final piece in this nuclear energy panoramathe Russian perspective and Russia’s key goals at the nuclear energy market – is presented by Mikhail Lysenko.

At the same time, mounting political tension and exacerbating regional crises bring forth new challenges to the international security, making the world order descend into a condition which reminds of the previous Cold War but is still quite different. Oleg Demidov analyzes this no peace no war condition in cyberspace, and tries to figure out if it would bring to a halt the U.S.-Russian collaboration and confidence-building measures in the field of the use of ICTs.

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The full contents of the Security Index Issue No. 3-4 in English is available at the PIR Center website.

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