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14.10.2016

“The basket of the “international peace and security" took an important place in the BRICS summits agenda, and the upcoming summit in Goa needs to further strengthen cooperation between the BRICS countries in this area. Generally favorable conditions have been formed for this, although one cannot ignore the serious external pressure exerted on some of the BRICS countries in implementing their security policies”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Special Advisor to PIR Center.

03.11.2015

“At the moment, it is essential that the defined area of BRICS’ operations would receive concrete substance and show its efficiency. The proposed issues in international security and development are ambitious tasks for diplomats and military of BRICS member-states as well as for security experts and relevant ministries and departments. There is no doubt, whether BRICS succeeded in defining its agenda. Now the question is how to move forward effectively” — Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


30.10.2015

“Forming a group of experts that would suggest substantive, thoughtful proposals to draw up the agenda of BRICS-2016 summit in India regarding fight against corruption, seems to be a relevant move” – Vladimir Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center, member of the Advisory Board on the Corruption Prevention under the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the President’s Office of the Russian Federation.


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.

08.07.2015

“We made no secret that we see potential for BRICS to gradually transform into a full-fledged interstate structure with all the attributes, including the legal standing. However, it will not happen in the short run. We have to accumulate experience and improve the results first. Results are more important than theoretical schemes” – Sergey Ryabkov Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.

29.05.2015

"Today, among the member countries of the BRICS there are no strong channels of communication on Internet governance issues, both at the governmental  and expert level. The coming summit in Ufa may become a milestone in the formation of a common position on Internet governance among BRICS countries. However, due to significant differences in the positions of countries and the lack of time for their congruence, the outcome of the summit can solely be a framework document confirming the position already fixed in the Fortaleza Declaration"- PIR Center  intern Ilona Stadnik.

31.10.2014

“At the Foreign Ministry, we are sure that participation of the Group for the Russian Non-Governmental Organizations in work associated with BRICS will qualitatively help to build the new system of cooperation, will expand the socio-political base of BRICS and will strengthen its position in the global policy system,” – Vadim Lukov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Coordinator of G20 and BRICS affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

02.10.2014

“Without exception, all articles and materials of this issue were written by staff members, members of the PIR Center Board, as well as graduates of PIR Center, or, if you please, representatives of the expanding PIR Community, our colleagues and friends who at some point during our 20-year history have worked at PIR Center, come to us as interns, received PIR Center scholarships, or completed our educational or training programs.  This issue is a collective gift from our graduates, our friends, constituting of already more than 800 individuals of the PIR Community on PIR Center’s 20th anniversary,” – Editorial Board of the Security Index journal.  



11.07.2013

The new issue of the Security Index journal to some extent is dedicated to the problem of the ideological and value deficiencies among political elites and the impact of the choice of these elites on the state of affairs in the international security sphere. Apart from the role of political elites in international relations, the authors turned their attention to the perspectives of international cooperation in nuclear security sphere, the development of energy sector in the Middle East, the problem of anti-missile defence in Russia-USA relations and other relevant issues.

05.04.2013

“Today, Russia is weaker geopolitically than ever before relative to other centers of power in the modern world. Russia is surrounded on all sides by centers of power that are either stronger than Russia itself or are growing more dynamically. However, Russia is still a center of power. It may not be a hyperpower, but Russia is certainly one of the major superpowers. Under these circumstances, Russia’s position in today’s world is exceptionally important. Currently, Russia lacks global foreign policy goals and is not implementing any sort of global foreign project. Russia’s politics today are pragmatic and primarily oriented toward solving the country’s own development and security issues,” – Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Education.

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