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The PIR Center Publishes a Russian Journal on International Security

Vladimir Orlov

“Whatever the puzzles in international relations, and no matter how the threats and challenges to Russian security have multiplied, we wish our readers the best as they peruse the pages of our journal.  We hope that this journal will help to determine how Russia should answer these challenges and threats, and indicate the new areas that are opening up to Russia as it grows stronger,” notes Security Index editor-in-chief Vladimir Orlov as he guides the reader through the pages of the first issue of this new journal, while answering questions about how this periodical differs from its predecessor, Yaderny Kontrol, and to what degree it will continue that journal's 12-year tradition.

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SECURITY INDEX №1 (81), 2007