“Considering the multifaceted nature of today's non-traditional threats, security goes beyond the capabilities of States. To combat these challenges, it is necessary to use not only intergovernmental mechanisms, but also to involve non-state actors”, – Chairman of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Mely Caballero-Anthony.
On December 10, 2013 the joint international seminar “Russia-ASEAN Common Agenda in Cyberspace: Tackling Global Threats, Strengthening Cybersecurity, Developing Cooperation” was held by PIR Center and the ASEAN Center under MGIMO University.
The latest issue of the Security Index journal is partly devoted to the development of the global nuclear energy sector and nuclear infrastructure. Against the backdrop of the oil-and-gas needle and amid the continued devaluation of the Russian currency, the Russian nuclear energy sector seems to offer what may well be the only tangible, comprehensive, and carefully thought-out answer to economic upheavals. This particular branch of the Russian high-tech sector is not a prototype but a working engine.
“Nuclear power plays an important role in ensuring the energy security, environmental protection and industrialization of Vietnam. Nuclear power is planned to make a significant contribution to Vietnamese national electricity generation in the period leading up to 2030, and will continue to make an even greater contribution up to the year 2050. In November 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Resolution on the investment of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project, which consists of Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plants,” – Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan.
Perspectives for Russia-ASEAN cooperation in strategic spheres
“ASEAN outside the Western world is one of the most successful regional integration associations. ASEAN has achieved a unique position in the East Asia region – without being the most important organization in the region in economic and political sense, ASEAN has successfully gathered various inter-state configurations”.
PIR Center Advisory Board Member, Director of the MGIMO ASEAN Center Victor Sumsky
In 2013, the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership celebrates its 17th anniversary. This is a multi-faced dialogue in the spheres of political, economic, and humanitarian cooperation. Russia-ASEAN summits are now held on a regular basis. At the same time, there is a need for transformation of this dialogue into tangible achievements.
PIR Center’s Project is aimed at developing practical recommendations for political and business communities of both Russia and ASEAN countries in strategic areas of their cooperation, including military-and-technical cooperation, space technologies, cyber security, and nuclear energy.
PIR Center Analysis
Russia’s Eastward Pivot strategy, which was announced in the early 2010s, includes the following components:
- Stronger political and strategic role played by Russia in the Asia Pacific;
- Much closer economic ties with the East Asian countries;
- Accelerated economic development of the Russian Far East an...
Looking for the best way of satisfying their electricity demand the developing countries of Southeast Asia – Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand and the Philippines – refer to the opportunity the nuclear energy could open for them. Most of these countries are building their nuclear infrast...
Russia officially expressed its desire to join the East Asian Summit (EAS) before 2005 when the first annual meeting was held. The application was declined on the grounds that Russia's links with the ASEAN countries were not yet “substantive” enough. In 2010, there was finally the official invitatio...