In 2015 expert report “Global Internet governance and International Security in the Field of the ICT Use” written by Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, with participation of the working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security programme at the PIR Center Advisory ...

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...

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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...

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 “On the threshold of the era of “the Internet of Everything”, in which privacy in cyberspace as we know it may disappear or become a premium service and millions of new networked devices will become vulnerable to hacking, society will have to answer some serious questions about the value and cost of users’ data privacy,” – Alexandra Kulikova, PIR Center Program Coordinator “Global Internet Management and International Information Security”. 


“Sharing best practices in the field of critical infrastructure protection, including non-nuclear energy infrastructure is often limited because of special security regime at such objects, whereas elaboration of norms and standards of states’ conduct in information space is complicated due to the lack of trust among them. Despite some regional initiatives to strengthen international information security, the ongoing discussion on the necessity to elaborate norms in information space, a comprehensive cooperation mechanism is lacking, which should be taken into account given the peculiarities of ICT sphere,” – according to PIR Center intern Karina Markova.



"Today, among the member countries of the BRICS there are no strong channels of communication on Internet governance issues, both at the governmental  and expert level. The coming summit in Ufa may become a milestone in the formation of a common position on Internet governance among BRICS countries. However, due to significant differences in the positions of countries and the lack of time for their congruence, the outcome of the summit can solely be a framework document confirming the position already fixed in the Fortaleza Declaration"- PIR Center  intern Ilona Stadnik.

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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.
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 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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