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Identification of internet users, owners of internet content and technical infrastructure, as well as persons providing various services via the internet, has undoubtedly become one of the hottest top

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Protocols 2 and 3 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga) come into force for the USSR.

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Above all, Russia's aim is to ensure the role of intergovernmental mechanisms to oversight the management of the Internet’s “roots”. As a result, the NTIA announcement is in a strange way neither contrary to the official Russian position, nor unified with it, but somewhere in between. However, one point of criticism that could be heard now from Moscow to ICANN and the USG is that the oversight transition is belated and current actions are not decisive enough.

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Experts for media

  • Position : Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe.
  • Affiliation : ICANN
  • Expertise :
    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Information security
    - International aspects of Internet development
    - Internet identification
    - National and international cyber strategies
  • Position : PIR Center President, "Security Index" Journal Editor-in-Chief
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    - Nuclear energy sector
    - Iranian nuclear program
    - Russian-US security relations
    - Russian foreign policy
    - Myanmar in international politics
    - BRICS
  • Position : Program Director, International Information Security and Global Internet Governance
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Expertise :
    - International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
    - Social media
    - Cyber security
    - National and international cyber strategies
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Training Course “Global Internet Governance and International Cybersecurity for Young Experts”

First Training Course on international political and legal issues of global internet governance and cybersecurity was conducted by PIR Center in Moscow on March 17-19 2014.

Crimean crisis and the nuclear weapons

On December 5, 1994 Ukraine, the USA, Russia and the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with the accession of Ukraine to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Budapest Memorandum). According to ...

PIR Center's Calendar for 2014

We invite you to join us and spend the year of our 20th anniversary together

First meeting of the Russian-US working group on Iranian nuclear issue, established by PIR Center and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

PIR Center and Near East South Asia (NESA) Center have formed a bilateral task force to support positive dynamics of the process negotiations between Iran and P5+1

Security Index

New issue of the Security Index journal No 4 (105) is out: Mikhail Margelov, Aleksey Pushkov, Natalia Kalinina and other top Russian and international experts inside.

Extended Meeting of PIR Center Advisory Board - International Seminar “How should Russia and NATO cooperate on Afghanistan in 2014 and beyond?”

On December 12, 2013 PIR Center’s held Extended Advisory Board meeting – international seminar, organized with support of the NATO Information Office in Moscow

The 20th Anniversary Trialogue Club International meeting "Russia and Global Security – What Should We Expect In 2014?"

On December 11, 2013, the 20th anniversary meeting of Trialogue Club International takes place. Leading PIR Center experts speaks on “Russia and Global Security – What Should We Expect in 2014?”

Events schedule

Date Event
09.05.2014 PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov takes part in the third Preparatory Committee to the 2015 NPT Review Conference as a member of Russian delegation, April 28 – May 9 2014, New York, USA
24.04.2014 PIR Center Program Director (“International Information Security and Global Internet Governance”) Oleg Demidov takes part at the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETMundial). April 23-24, 2014 San Paulo, Brazil



“Priorities in international relations have changed. We need to abandon ideological and other superstitions and instincts, as well as intellectual inertia of the past. Rational policy, state pragmatism and creative approaches to conflict resolution are in demand. Bloc and hierarchical structures are being substituted with multilateral and network diplomacy, which implies various and probably cross-cutting forms of interaction between states to meet common challenges,” – writes the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in his article for the Security Index journal.


“It doesn’t matter who will become the new Afghan president: corruption, drug production, and the influence of the Taliban will remain at the same level as they were under Hamid Karzai. Withdrawal of US troops from the country will allow the Taliban under the patronage of Pakistan to strengthen significantly it control over Pashtun territories. Iranian influence will prevail in Hazara regions. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will have a say among Uzbeks and Turkmens in the border areas in the north”, – President of the Institute of Middle East Studies Evgeny Satanovsky. 


“The Executive Board provided guidance and specific instructions to PIR Center leadership on action in the new international situation in order to further expand organization’s role as a leading Russian and global think tank in international security, foreign policy and WMD nonproliferation,” – PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov.