Chronology

South African President F. De Klerk ends development of nuclear weapons and eliminates available nuclear devices.
26.02.1990
The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency enters into force.
26.02.1987
The USSR resumes nuclear tests, citing a lack of action on its initiatives by other nuclear weapons states, primarily the U.S.
26.02.1987
The USSR decides to create thermonuclear weapons.
26.02.1951

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20.02.2020

“As a journalist I know well how much more open and straight forward officials are when in an off the record modus. The upcoming discussions within the Trialogue Club International format in 2020 will give us all – so I hope – the possibility to better and deeper understand Russia’s foreign and security policy, to ask frank questions and get sincere answers”, - Dr. Elena V. Chernenko, Co-Chair, Trialogue Club International, PIR Center Executive Board member, Deputy Foreign Editor, Kommersant Daily.

 

 

17.02.2020

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10.02.2020

"Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US- Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War", - a consultant at PIR Center Andrey Baklitskiy

This paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project “Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition”. We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication

Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security: As Viewed by Russian Experts

 

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RUSSIA constitutes one of the most massive and rapidly growing segments of the global Internet community. It is the 7th country in the world on a number of internet users. The Russian language is the third most popular language on the Internet in terms of the amount of available resources. Russia is one of only four countries in the world whose market is dominated by home-grown social networks and one of only three countries in the world, along with the United States and China, whose market is dominated by a home-grown search engine.

DIGITAL ECONOMY, internet governance and cyber security are at the crossroad of the interests of economic, professional and political groups.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND CYBER SECURITY became a realm of competitive domestic and global politics. One of the key current challenges for all stakeholders is to harmonize the interests of technological progress, economic development and security.

In 2015-2016 SECURITY INDEX journal, the leading Russian journal on global security, published a series of articles on global Internet governance and cyber security. The articles are done by the most experiences Russian experts, most of them are the members of the PIR Center’ working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security. This collection the articles includes translation of five of them into English.

The translation was done with support of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to acquaint the global Internet community with the views of Russian experts.

 

Andrei Kolesnikov. A RED BUTTON FOR THE INTERNET

Is there such a thing as the notorious Red Button to shut off the Internet and can access to the Web be feasibly restricted for a single country or group of users? Which challenges were evaluated in the Russian modelling studies of threats to the Internet infrastructure in 2014? Is it possible to counter these threats? Andrei Kolesnikov, Director of the Coordination Centre of the Top-Level Domain for Russia (2009–2015), answers these questions.

 

Olga Makarova. VULNERABILITY OF THE INTERNET: FACT AND FICTION

Few people today give serious thought to the threat of nuclear war. The modern nightmare lies in the security of the global Internet and the possibility of a full or partial shutdown. Olga Makarova, director of the Department for Internet and channel resources of the MTS company, provides insights for advanced users, explaining how the backbone infrastructure of the global Web is organized and how vulnerable it is.

 

Oleg Demidov. CONTROL IS DEAD, LONG LIVE CONTROL

PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov describes the role of the Verisign corporation in the DNS root zone management, comments on the process U.S. Department of Trade’s withdrawal from direct contractual relationship with the technical management of the root zone, and looks at the potential impact of community-proposed changes on the U.S. government’s real control of the critically important domain name function.

 

Alexandra Kulikova. INTERNET OF THINGS: VIRTUAL BENEFITS, REAL RISKS

Almost ten years ago the amount of devices connected to the Internet outnumbered the world population. We stand witness to digitalization of our ecosystem. PIR Center consultant Alexandra Kulikova studies the new phenomenon and its possible implications for our everyday lives and future of global Internet governance.

 

Alexey Lukatsky. ACCUSATIONS OF CYBERATTACKS: THE FACTS TO KEEP IN MIND

One of a very few Russian authors’ analyses of the joint statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence accusing the Russian government of directing cyberattacks against U.S. political entities. PIR Center Advisory Board member Alexey Lukatsky offers to look at American accusations and Russian reaction, show the limits and possibilities of identification the initiator of cyber-attacks, evaluate the influence of domestic political struggle and global geopolitical confrontation on the feasibility of objective investigation.

 

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FULL TEXT OF THE COLLECTION OF ARTICLES GLOBAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND CYBER SECURITY: AS VIEWED BY RUSSIAN EXPERTS in PDF

 

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