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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

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.

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. 

In 2019 Security Index is issued in a new format - every month we publisg Security Index Occasional Papers.

For questions regarding advertising in the Security Index Occasional Papers please contact us by telephone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or by e-mail inform@pircenter.org

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