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The New Issue of the Russia Confidential Analytical Bulletin by Oleg Demidov

28.12.2016

MOSCOW. DECEMBER 28, 2016. PIR PRESS – «Operators of critical infrastructure (CI) all over the world are facing increasing cyber risks. The danger is coming not from accidental software and hardware failures or human factor as it used to be. The threat focus is shifting towards purposeful cyber-attacks on CI, conducted by skillful actors with both criminal and policy motivation», – Oled Demidov, PIR Center’s Consultant.

Final issue of the monthly analytical bulletin Russia Confidential for 2016 was published today. It is devoted to the one of the most pressing problems of the year – cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.  “Operators of critical infrastructure (CI) all over the world are facing increasing cyber risks. The danger is coming not from accidental software and hardware failures or human factor as it used to be. The threat focus is shifting towards purposeful cyber-attacks on CI, conducted by skillful actors with both criminal and policy motivation”, – that is the opinion of Oleg Demidov, PIR Center’s consultant, an expert on cybersecurity issues.

Throughout the year key topics of international security and Russian foreign policy were in the spotlight of the bulletin.

“What Russia and the World Should Expect from the Trump Presidency: Projections on the Future of U.S. Policy in Four Areas” – that was the topic of the previous issue of Russia Confidential. What should Russia and the world expect from the new U.S. President? Will the new U.S. leader attempt to end a period of stagnation in arms control, and what should he do to that end? Will President Trump offer “a deal of the century” to President Putin with regard to the Central Asian region, and what will be the new U.S. policy on Afghanistan? Will the international deal on the Iranian nuclear program survive, given the criticism of the JCPoA voiced by Donald Trump and members of his team? What will be America’s policy on cybersecurity under the new president? Some of the leading PIR Center experts Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Vadim Kozyulin, Andrey Baklitskiy, and Oleg Demidov ponder on the future of the U.S. policy.

In the issue number 10 “Trump, Russia, and a narrow window of opportunity” by Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center’s adviser evaluates the possibilities for turning the page of “crisis management” in bilateral relations and start reducing tensions between Russia and the United States. He highlights seven key areas for a resumption of strategic dialogue, stressing that they will require political will from both sides and a genuine reset of bilateral relations rather than mere declarations.

In 2017 International club Trialogue will continue publishing monthly analytical bulletin Russia Confidential for its members. You have the opportunities to join the club, participate in its meetings, and receive Russia Confidential and other materials from International club Trialogue and its partners – PIR Center and PIR Press LLC. Join us!

For questions on the membership in the Trialogue Club International please, contact the Club secretary Maxim Miroshnikov by phone: +7 (985) 764-98-96 or email: secretary@ trialogue-club.ru or miroshnikov@pircenter.org

 

 


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