U.S. President R. Reagan announces the beginning of work on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

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The School on International Security takes place on June 2 — 10, 2018 in Moscow region. The deadline for the submission of applications is April 16, 2018.


"The message of the President to the Federal Assembly became a call to the West, a warning and at the same time a call to return to dialogue as equals, if not on economic issues, at least on military issues", – PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Director Vadim Kozyulin.


"If the previous Nuclear Posture Review adopted under President Obama envisioned decreasing role of nuclear weapons and reduction of nuclear arsenals, the new one suggests that nuclear weapons are an essential tool for ensuring US security, and they should be used for a variety of purposes. The reduction of nuclear stockpiles under the NPT is not foreseen in this document. The Review also argues that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty will not be ratified," – PIR Center’s Consultant Andrey Baklitskiy claims.

About Security Index journal

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 an academic and policy journal. 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 journal illuminates 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.

Security Index, which has gone through several stages of evolution, has 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 of the journal 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, the journal 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 follows the traditions established by its predecessor, the journal Yaderny Control, yet covers 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 journal'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 journal 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.


For questions regarding subscription and advertising in the Security Index Journal you can contact the Editor-in-Chief Olga Mostinskaya  by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by e-mail mostinskaya at