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08.02.2018

On January 24-26, 2018, the sixty-ninth winter session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters took place in Geneva. Since 2015, Russia has been represented in the Advisory Board by Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.

06.02.2018

The last law on sanctions against Russia, which is probably one of the most irresponsible acts adopted by US Congress, codified Russia as adversary. The new Russia never felt that our countries were adversaries, and the Russian political and military circles have to take this seriously including in terms of ensuring the security of the Russian Federation. If we are adversaries, that is very disappointing. We will survive US sanctions as well as being labeled as adversaries, but the United States deprived itself of a very able partner that was potentially available for working together on issues that can unite us,” Amb. Sergey Kislyak, First Deputy Chairperson, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council of the Federation.

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.

15.12.2017

“What is happening in the United States has created a significant layer of politicians who made their career on anti-Trump, ant-Russian positions. I do not expect those particular people to change their mind anytime soon. In my view, two election cycles will have to occur in the United States to bring a new thinking. Especially taking into account that the majority of those in Congress do not care too much about Russia, and they do not know too much about Russia”, – Amb. Sergey Kislyak, First Deputy Chairperson, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council of the Federation.

18.10.2017

“In the 2002 study on disarmament and non-proliferation education (A/57/124) the Board is encouraged “to consider periodically follow-up action related to disarmament and non-proliferation education”. The most recent consideration by the Board was in 2010. To facilitate its discussion on this occasion, the Board considered a food-for-thought paper by Board member Vladimir Orlov, who was part of the group that produced the original study in 2002. He provided an overview of the 34 recommendations and the need for follow-up at this juncture,” — Report of the UN Secretary-General on the work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.


28.09.2017

 “In the case of nuclear facilities, standard cybersecurity approaches are not enough. Advanced strategies are needed, such as cybersecurity by design, real-time event management, and deployment of cryptography on industrial networks. For those to happen, we’d first need regulatory debates and long-term investments”, — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Special Advisor to the PIR Center.

 

21.09.2017

“The impact of artificial intelligence on international security: both negative and beneficial; assessment of the cyberattack threats on nuclear and bio-facilities; and, finally, recommendations on the development of disarmament and nonproliferation education. These three topics were at the heart of the agenda of the 68th session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters in New York”, — Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Special Advisor to the PIR Center.

06.07.2017

“Russia’s position can be seen as equally close or equi-distant from all of the countries in the Arabia. Russia is interested in maintaining quite well-balanced relations with all the actors in this new drama. I believe that our position is close to the position of the U.S. and Europe, because no one wants destabilization in the Middle East which could lead to catastrophic results», — Vitaly Naumkin, President of Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

22.03.2017

“The joint comprehensive plan of action is contributing to regional and global peace; it needs the support of all parties to the agreement. We were unanimous that although the deal is not perfect, there appears to be no chance of securing a better one at present. It looks highly unlikely that either side could be compelled to enter a new negotiation which would lead to a different result. It is this or no deal in the near future. And the latter would bring us back to a path that could easily lead to miscalculation and a new disaster in the Middle East”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Special Advisor to the PIR Center, a member of the GRF International Task Force.

20.02.2017

“So, is it true that the Trump victory has opened up a window of opportunity for Russia’s relations with the United States? Not quite. Firstly, the window is so narrow that it looks more like a cat flap. Secondly, it’s been left ajar for a while rather than being thrown wide open. The moment that we are observing now should best be defined as “the flap of opportunity”. Today is the most appropriate time to discuss the real opportunities for real improvement of strategic relations.” – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Founder & Special Advisor of the PIR Center, the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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