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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.

30.12.2015

“China as a leader in Internet development and related innovations formed the main leitmotif of the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. The country is heavily involved in Internet usage and related innovations to forward economic growth and find solutions for social issues, but, in my opinion, there is a risk of developing the next big bubble.” – Mikhail Medrish, director of the Fund for the support of Internet development “Fund for Internet support”

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.


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). 

23.08.2012

"It is known that Iran has informally approached the Secretariat of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) for membership in this organization. There was no positive decision. Why? The main reason is that since 2007 Iran is in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) black list. This is not because someone does not like Iran. The reason is that the Iranians do not fulfill what they have repeatedly promised to do, in particular - to adopt a law on combating the financing of terrorism. FATF assesses states' actions, not their promises - thus, considering Iran's inaction, removing Iran from the FATF black list is out of question. The same is true for the prospects of Iran joining the EAG", - Deputy Director, Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry, member of the PIR Center Advisory Board Dmitry Feoktistov.

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