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The value of International Security Index iSi as of August 1, 2012 stands at 2745 points.


“Austerity, is clearly, a very slow way of getting out of the crisis as it results in lower consumption and higher unemployment. Due to loss of consumption the tax revenue base shrinks. Due to higher unemployment social expenditures increase as most western European countries have large and (as of now) in affordably expensive social services. Consequently, the conclusion drawn by some, and not only by new French leadership, that austerity on its own does not result in economic recovery is correct”, - Head of the International Security Program of the Geneva Center for Security Policy, Pál Dunay.


“The impeachment of President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo and his ousting from office had a negative impact on the security climate in the region. On the one hand, the procedure passed in full accordance with the constitution of the country, not through a military coup, which is usual for many countries in the region. On the other hand, this event raised tensions in the region and led to harsh criticism from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay”, - Founder and Chair of the Nonproliferation for Global Security Foundation, Irma Arguello.


“Uzbekistan's withdrawal from the CSTO has provoked debate about the pro-American background of the incident. Not long before the decision of the official Tashkent, it became public that after leaving Afghanistan in 2014, the NATO military equipment may be transferred to the countries of Central Asia and to remain in the region. However, the news, in my opinion, is artificially inflated. If the CSTO member states will not overemphasize the fact, it is unlikely that American military equipment in Central Asia will be a threat or a challenge to the unity of the organization. Membership in the CSTO does not exclude cooperation of member countries with other states in the military and military-technical spheres”, - a member of PIR Center International Expert Group, independent political analyst, Farhad Tolipov.