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02.03.2017

“Both strategic stability and global security rely heavily on confidence. The inherent dual-use nature of all emerging technologies can undermine this confidence and has the potential to trigger arms races”, Jarmo Sareva, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). 

15.07.2016

In the new issue of the Security Index: Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO on DPRK nuclear testing and the future of the CTBTO, PIR Center’s recommendations for strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation regime with comments by Sergio Duarte, High Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), Vadim Kozyulin on autonomous combat systems, Andrey Shkarbanov and Konstantin Stalmakhov on civil liability for nuclear damage, Kamal Gasimov on conflicts and squabbles within Syrian opposition, round table discussion on high-tech crime co-sponsored by CCI and PIR Center, Olga Mikhailova on cyber security of NPPs and critical infrastructure, Alyona Makhukova on Humanitarian initiative and the NPT review process.

04.07.2016

"Theoretically speaking, unexpected stubbornness of a nuclear power plant’s systems responsible for operation of a nuclear facility, processing of nuclear material and safety features designed to prevent accidents can lead to events with consequences comparable to the Chernobyl disaster," — Olga Mikhailova, a nuclear security consultant.

01.07.2016

"The Fukushima tragedy of 2011, reparations for which have already amounted to $52 million fully demonstrated the necessity to create a common legal regime in this field under which the liability of the operating organization and the state would be limited and the victims would have full assurance concerning legal safeguards of their rights and interests" — Konstantin Stalmakhov, Andrey Shkarbanov, Department for legal and corporate affairs of the ROSATOM national nuclear corporation.

08.06.2016

PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Ministry will hold an international conference “Emerging Technologies and Global Security: an Agenda for the 21st Century”. The Conference will take place in Moscow on September 29, 2016.

21.01.2016

“Unless the CTBT enters into force, there is a risk that countries will pull out of the agreement and once again carry out nuclear tests. In that case, we would lose twenty years of hard work and fifty to sixty years of negotiations on a treaty and a dream.”— Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO.

07.08.2015

“The key sources of physical protection, control, and accounting of nuclear materials (MPC&A) expertise required by the nuclear newcomer countries include IAEA recommendations and assistance provided by the suppliers of nuclear facilities, material, technologies and equipment. These countries can also make use of the existing international mechanisms of assessing the state of MPC&A systems and providing feedback and recommendations on how these systems can be improved.” - Independent researcher Dmitry Kovchegin.

28.07.2015

“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.

29.04.2015

The new issue of Security Index journal offers several predictions for the development of international security. First of all, during the round table "Russia, challenges to its security and answers: expectations for 2014 and reality–2015"  Dmitry Trenin, Dmitry Evstafiev, Armen Oganesyan, Vadim Kozyulin and Andrei Suzdaltsev, someone a year ago, someone a little more – have given us their predictions about what threats and challenges Russia will face and how she will react to them. And now in the spring of 2015, they don't just look at their own predictions of that absolutely unpredictable year, but also offer their views in 2015.   

03.04.2015

«The only truly vulnerable point of the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program remains a matter of lifting the sanctions. It is obvious that the parties were unable to reach the common ground, the wording was left as general as possible. To lift the sanctions Iran need to convince the IAEA that it had complied with all provisions of the agreement. But, if the reduction in the number of centrifuges is easily verifiable, the removal of questions on "possible military dimensions" of Iranian nuclear program, going back as far as 1990-s, may be a long-lasting and complex process», ­– PIR Center "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.

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