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The RF Government issues a Decree "On Strengthening of Control over Exportation of Dual-Use Items and Services Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction of Missile Means of Their Delivery".
22.01.1998

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16.01.2018

"Two centuries ago – even if it was for a while – here, on the island of Kauai, the Russian flag was fluttered. The island was referred by the King Kaumualii of Kauai to the possession of the Russian Empire forevermore. The Elizabeth fortress on Kauai still represents this remarkable historical event. Today, looking at the already distant past, Russians and Hawaiians are thinking about preservation the common cultural-historical heritage",  –  Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor, professor of MGIMO, Head of  the Center for Global Trends & International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

15.01.2018

 «Later, when these young people occupy responsible positions, the experience of this team work will push them to think bigger and make smarter decisions in the interests of international security», – Inga Yumasheva, the Deputy of the State Duma.

26.12.2017

«The two greatest threats that I see to our civilization are Global warming that poses the risk of a slow suicide, and Nuclear war that poses the risk of a quick suicide. It falls on new generation to reduce the risk of war and to spare the world from spending some 1.700 billion dollars annually for military purposes», — Hans Blix, IAEA Director General (1981-1997)

International Security Index iSi


THE DOW JONES OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

What is iSi? - The International Security Index (iSi) is a comprehensive index of the level of international security developed by the PIR Center through a project that has been ongoing for over a year. The project is currently undergoing an international assessment. The iSi index is meant to demonstrate the extent to which the international security situation differs from the “ideal”  (assumed as 4210 points according to our methodology) at each point in time. It also indicates how various specific military and nonmilitary factors are effecting international security.

How is iSi calculated? - The most important characteristics of iSi are its comprehensiveness, robustness, and clarity. A great number of the factors that directly effect international security are reflected in iSi in a concentrated form. They include: the threat of global nuclear war, the number and intensity of local conflicts, the type of political relations between various countries and international organizations, the intensity and scale of terrorist activity, the stability of the global economy, and the threat posed by man-made catastrophes and epidemics. The aim of iSi is to provide quantitative indicators that reflect the dynamics of trends in international security. The iSi index is meant to demonstrate the extent to which the international security situation differs from the “ideal” at each point in time. It also indicates how various specific military and nonmilitary factors are affecting international security.  More details on iSi methodology is availabla here.

What is International expert group (INTEG) for? - The PIR Center's monthly calculation of iSi is accompanied by interviews with our International Expert Group, which includes representatives from Russia, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Hungary, India, Saudi Arabia, Sweden the United States and Uzbekistan. The evaluations of these experts in no way influence the calculation of the Index. Nevertheless, they make it possible for us to see how our calculations are viewed in a given month and, in particular, the dynamics of iSi over the course of several months at a time, in various regions of the world.

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