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09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

23.12.2015

“With growing tensions on the European continent, with the nuclear factor once again being bandied about, with fresh plans to deploy new nuclear weapons and a clear risk of the INF Treaty being lost — in these dire circumstances, the NPT should be as steady as a rock, with no reservations.” – Vladimir Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


19.11.2015

“Over the years of our close cooperation, I ascertain that discussions promoted by PIR Center with the involvement of experts from different areas, like national administration, academic and military communities as well as non-governmental pundits, contribute to nonproliferation initiatives and to countering new challenges and threats to peace and security. PIR Center’s brainchild is in high-demand, and the Advisory Board conclusions and recommendations are important for ensuring our country’s interests and security. I acknowledge my willingness to become a member of the Advisory Board and participate in its work” - Victor Vasiliev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

27.08.2015

“Sharing best practices in the field of critical infrastructure protection, including non-nuclear energy infrastructure is often limited because of special security regime at such objects, whereas elaboration of norms and standards of states’ conduct in information space is complicated due to the lack of trust among them. Despite some regional initiatives to strengthen international information security, the ongoing discussion on the necessity to elaborate norms in information space, a comprehensive cooperation mechanism is lacking, which should be taken into account given the peculiarities of ICT sphere,” – according to PIR Center intern Karina Markova.

 

07.08.2015

“The key sources of physical protection, control, and accounting of nuclear materials (MPC&A) expertise required by the nuclear newcomer countries include IAEA recommendations and assistance provided by the suppliers of nuclear facilities, material, technologies and equipment. These countries can also make use of the existing international mechanisms of assessing the state of MPC&A systems and providing feedback and recommendations on how these systems can be improved.” - Independent researcher Dmitry Kovchegin.

28.07.2015

“I’m glad to pass the baton to a new team today, the team who made this issue and is already preparing the next one.  A part of this team grew up within the PIR Center’s walls, and another is entirely new. At the head of this team stands Olga Mostinskaya – the new Editor-in-Chief of Security Index, whom I present with pleasure to our readers today, and to whom I wish creative motivation and insightful dialogue with our wonderful authors and demanding (which is great!) readers.” – Member of the Security Index Editorial Board Vladimir Orlov.

06.02.2015

“The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) and the UN have been working together in combating the WMD proliferation financing since 2012. The WMD proliferation is on the agenda of the Security Council and is defined as a threat to international peace and security. The FATF is not competing with the UN Security Council but has a subordinate role monitoring national execution of the relevant financial provisions of the Security Council resolutions”, – Vladimir Nechaev, FATF President (2013-2014). 

04.04.2014

«Nuclear Security Summits significantly contributed to focusing attention of the international community on the problem of nuclear terrorism and helped coordinating efforts to strengthen security of nuclear materials. Now when we know that the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit would be the last one, we face a challenge: how to keep this issue significant for the international community and governments without biennial meeting of world leaders?» – PIR Center's “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Coordinator Andrey Baklitskiy.

01.04.2013

“The Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Concerning the Safe and Reliable Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the Prevention of Weapons Proliferation dated June 17, 1992 expires in June 2013. We must work out a new agreement and lay the tracks for the development of Russian-US cooperation in nuclear security and nonproliferation. At the moment, these tracks have not yet been laid, but the ties are already being put in place,” – Vladimir Kuchinov, Advisor to the Director General of Rosatom

11.03.2013

Working Group on the prospects of Russian participation in international cooperation in the field of nonproliferation and nuclear security has been established under PIR Center Advisory Board.

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