«The outcome of the contradiction or dualism in the incoming Trump administration between, on the one hand, the realists who want a better relationship with Russia and a prioritization of the struggle against terrorism, and on the other, the rightwing hawks who want to push back against Iran and China», – Dayan Jayatilleka (Sri Lanka), member of PIR Center International Expert Group, expert and diplomat.  


“I’m glad to pass the baton to a new team today, the team who made this issue and is already preparing the next one.  A part of this team grew up within the PIR Center’s walls, and another is entirely new. At the head of this team stands Olga Mostinskaya – the new Editor-in-Chief of Security Index, whom I present with pleasure to our readers today, and to whom I wish creative motivation and insightful dialogue with our wonderful authors and demanding (which is great!) readers.” – Member of the Security Index Editorial Board Vladimir Orlov.


“The pessimistic scenario leaves open the beginning of a war between Russia and Ukraine, and even further clashes between Russia and NATO. Such turn of events is possible, if the Ukrainian war party decides to solve the problem of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics by force, or if the rebels resume hostilities in an attempt to break the economic blockade. In any of these scenarios, it will be difficult for Russia to maintain the position of a neutral observer, especially if the question arises about the military defeat of the self-proclaimed republics”, - PIR Center Senior Vice President, Lieutenant General (Retired), Evgeny Buzhinsky.

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Name: Jayatilleka Dayan
City: Moscow
Affiliation: Embassy of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation
Position: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation
Biography :

Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Former Sri Lanka's Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. Served as the permanent mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva from 2007 to 2009. Thereafter was the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Switzerland. Dr. Jayatilleka was appointed Chairman of the Governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in June 2007. Ambassador has written number of books in his academic career and continuously writes for political columns in newspapers. His publishes include The Travails of a Democracy: Unfinished WarProtracted Crisis (1995)Fidel's Ethics of Violence: The Moral Dimension of the Political Thought of Fidel Castro. In January 2008 he was also appointed the Coordinator for theComprehensive Programme of Disarmament of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation since 2018. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2008.