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18.01.2022

The year 2022 has started with a full of events: a diplomatic marathon took place in the framework of Russia-USA and Russia-NATO. Increasingly, there are allegations in Western countries about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. In response to this, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov notes: "The number of scenarios of actions developed by the United States in the event of an alleged possible "invasion" of the Russian Federation into Ukraine raises suggestions that the special services, intelligence and the Foreign Ministry of the States have announced a competition for their creation."

18.01.2022

On January 17, 2022, North Korea conducted a new missile test, the fourth since the beginning of the year. Media, citing the Japan Coast Guard, report that the DPRK allegedly launched two short-range ballistic missiles towards the Eastern Sea. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the launch took place near Sunan International Airport (Pyongyang).

17.01.2022

On Friday, January 14, the delegations of the eighth round of JCPOA negotiations returned to the capitals for official consultations, while expert working groups continue discussing the issue. The American side is concerned that Iran's nuclear progress "will be too difficult to reverse," meaning there are only a few weeks left for negotiations. According to representatives of the United States, Washington is prepared for either outcome.

About Security Index

2is.jpg"Whatever the puzzles in international relations, and no matter how the threats and challenges to Russian security have multiplied, we wish our readers the best as they peruse the pages of our journal. We hope that this journal will help to determine how Russia should answer these challenges and threats, and indicate the new areas that are opening up to Russia as it grows stronger."

Vladimir Orlov, Security Index editor-in-chief 

"The publication of the first issue of Security Index, which is intended as a clear and reliable source of objective information on Russian foreign and defense policy not compromised by politics and ideology, is no doubt a very necessary and timely event." 

Sergei Ivanov
Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia


Security Index is occasional paper series. Its authors' conclusions and recommendations are of immediate and practical use for representatives of business associations, those working in the security sphere, and politicians and officials involved in formulating Russia's foreign policy.

The occasional papers illuminate various issues related to international security: from nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and energy security to information technology and demographic security, military-technical cooperation, and the development of aerospace, nuclear, and other high technologies. Until 2019, Security Index was a journal.

It has gone through several stages of evolution and become the leading Russian journal on international security. Since November 1994, 80 issues of the journal have been published (until recently under the name Yaderny Kontrol).

In January 2007 the journal did not simply gain a new name. It also attained a new level, broadening its audience in Russia as well as throughout the world, through an English-language edition that will be distributed from Switzerland.

In the spring of 2012 PIR Center reached a major milestone, the 100th issue of the Security Index journal was published. To mark the occasion, we held three scientific and practical seminars, in Moscow, Geneva and Vienna, to present the 100th issue to a select Russian and international audience. We have discussed topical issues of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security. The 100th issue was also presented to delegates of the Preparatory Committee of the 2012 NPT Review Conference and other key international forums.

The main target audiences are those who have a real influence on world events: politicians and experts, journalists, scholars, teachers, and young specialists who will shape Russia's future in the next 5 to 10 years.

In Russia, Security Index is read in the State Duma, the Federation Council, the Administration of the President, the Security Council, the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Atomic Energy Agency, the Ministry of Economic Development and in other executive bodies of the Russian Federation.

The presentation of the first issue of Security Index journal in Moscow and its international edition in Geneva took place on February 1, 2007 and February 28, 2007 respectively.  Russian and foreign experts, diplomats, and media participated in the presentations.  

The new journal Security Index followed the traditions established by its predecessor, the journal Yaderny Control, yet covering a much broader spectrum of issues pertinent to international security.


Main issue areas:

Russian foreign policy and Russian national interests.


Global energy security.


The nuclear energy renaissance. Multinational nuclear approaches (MNAs). Russia's role in nuclear energy and nuclear exports. 


New nuclear powers and the future of the nonproliferation regime. 


The world arms markets. The prospects of Russian military-technical cooperation on new and traditional markets. 


Migration and demography as factors of geopolitics and national security. 


Russia's new role in Central Asia. 


Indo-Russian cooperation: the possibilities and limitations.


Critical infrastructure protection in major cities. 


Risks in information security. Telecommunications and terrorism. 


Cybersecurity and Internet governance.


The Security Index's mission

First, we provide our readers with serious, professional, and unbiased examinations of urgent issues in the sphere of international security that are relevant to Russian interests.

Second, the materials should, one way or another, not just identify challenges and threats to Russian national interests, but indicate the measures that might be taken to further these interests in an appropriate and comprehensive manner.

Third, our global edition published in English provides our knowledgeable, foreign readership – politicians, businessmen, diplomats and experts – access to Russian opinions on a variety of international security issues

We take special pride in our authors. Here you can find their detailed biographies as well as their contact information. Feel free to provide them with your feedback or maybe to start a discussion. The Security Index gladly accepts insightful analytical pieces on current international security affairs written both in Russian and English. 

In 2019 Security Index is issued in a new format - every month we publisg Security Index Occasional Paper Series – Global Edition.

For questions regarding advertising in the Security Index Occasional Paper Series please contact us by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by e-mail [email protected]

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