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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

The War of Rhetoric over the Internet Governance

The article is a translation from French into English of the article La guerre rhétorique de la gouvernance Internet which was published in the Le Monde blog by Dominique Lacroix, Invited blogger at Le Monde, on September 19, 2014. 

The publication highlights the major international debates in the field of internet governance that took place in 2014. Particularly, those include NETmundial summit on the future of internet governance conducted in Sao Paolo, Brazil on April 23-24, 2014, and the 9th Internet Governance Forum summit held on September 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The author focuses on the conceptual clash between the multistakeholder approach to the internet governance, and the support of the principle of State sovereignty in the internet, promoted by Russia and some other major actors. 

The English translation of the publication was kindly provided to PIR Center by Leonid Todorov, Deputy Director for External Relations at the Coordination Center for TLDs .RU/.РФ. 

The translated article is published by PIR Center with the kind permission of the author.

Full text of the English translation.

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