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The key strategic issue was, of course, the discussion of the so-called “IANA stewardship transition”, which was initiated by the US government last year (in fact, it claimed its desire to transfer these functions to a new “multistakeholder mechanism”). This problem has an acutely controversial natu...

Boris Vasilyev, Alexander Kalinin, Alexey Lukatsky, Mikhail Medrish, Vladimir Orlov, Viktor Tarusin, Mikhail Yakushev, Andrew Yarnykh

Over a year after the 2013 APEC summit in Vladivostok, Southeast Asia retains and enhances its appeal to Russia as a promising platform for growing trade and economic ties. At the same time, against the backdrop of growing contradictions with the West, the regional actors in Southeast Asia, includin...

On April 8, 2010, the day when the New START Treaty was signed, PIR Center in collaboration with the Ploughshares Fund established the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group. The SuPR Group's main objective was to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Fe...

Dmitry Evstafiev, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Vadim Kozyulin, Vladimir Orlov, Mikhail Yakushev

At the end of a traditional period, the Russian armed forces are starting to face a number of new emerging challenges.  A few words about the current trends and development of the Russian armed forces; let me highlight two trends in particular.  First, growing priority is now given to increase in mo...

On November 7, 2013 Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board Michael Yakushev delivered a lecture on “The Challenge of Cyber-Security: Prospects for Global Governance of the Internet?” in the framework of the Seminar organized by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monter...

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23.03.2015

"Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will not be productive if it is a separate element of the ecosystem of Internet governance. The Forum will be able to implement more opportunities, if it can be built into the process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)"- Julia Elanskaya, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

02.03.2015

«One of the key points of the 52nd ICANN Meeting agenda was the discussion of possible scenarios of IANA functions transition from National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce to the internet community. As no consensus was reached that would take into account views of all concerned stakeholders, many experts doubt that the task can be fulfilled before the contract between NTIA and ICANN expires in September 2015. The fate of the contract will be clarified during the ICANN June meeting in Buenos-Aires” – PIR Center’s “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance” program coordinator Alexandra Kulikova.

26.01.2015

The latest issue of the Security Index journal is partly devoted to the development of the global nuclear energy sector and nuclear infrastructure. Against the backdrop of the oil-and-gas needle and amid the continued devaluation of the Russian currency, the Russian nuclear energy sector seems to offer what may well be the only tangible, comprehensive, and carefully thought-out answer to economic upheavals. This particular branch of the Russian high-tech sector is not a prototype but a working engine.

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Yakushev, Michael V. image
Name: Yakushev, Michael V.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: ICANN
Position: Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe.
Expertise:
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Information security
International aspects of Internet development
Internet identification
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Mikhail is an experienced attorney and specialist in the field of information security. He is the  PayPal IRM Director, earlier - vice president of the Mail.ru Group and previously served as president of the Coordination Center of the Russian Top-Level Domain (RU), DST Advisors Managing Director. Mikhail focuses on information rights issues, including access to information. He has co-authored the drafts of most of Russia's legislation on information technology. Previously, he was employed at Microsoft Russia, where he was responsible for the corporation's cooperation with governmental authorities in Russia and other CIS states. Mikhail represented the Russian Federation in the G8 working group on legal issues, and in 2004, he was a member of the working group on Internet governance established by the U.N. Secretary-General. Mikhail served as the Chair of PIR Center's Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under the Center's Advisory Board in 2012-2014. 

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In several hundred pages of captivating narrative, Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century categorically asserts or proves on the basis of numerous examples that thanks to information technology our world has become “flat.” But is this true for the entire pla...

One of the leading Russian IT experts and Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board speculates on the history of Internet regulations and the current debate on domains and the role of ICANN. The author concludes that the issues of Internet governance and network address space become more and more p...

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