Articles

Access and transparency were among the most difficult issues during the talks, both emotionally and politically. We managed to strike a good balance. Under the current agreement, the IAEA or individual countries will be able to get full information and perform all the necessary checks and inspection...

Lassina Zerbo, Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, in interview with Olga Mostinskaya, Editor-in-Chief of the “Security Index”

  

- According to the most recent data available, what type of device was tested in the DPRK? Can it be assumed to be a hydrogen bomb, and what would ...

I am going to tell just a few words on Syria and the heart of the Middle East. The Middle East is seated on three pillars - Egypt, Iraq and Syria - and all these three countries are now in a quite difficult situation regarding the institutions of the states. Just look at the map to understand how th...

With Russia's air campaign aimed at undermining the economic base of the "Islamic State" (IS) gaining momentum in Syria, the internal sources of Syrian conflict and the scope of territories it affected decreased significantly. There is also reduction in number of active forces interested in maintain...

According to Oleg Demidov, PIR Center Consultant, by 2015 the world had finally recognized that states should develop binding norms of conduct in cyberspace. The article examines how the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context o...

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Events

Research Supervisor at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dr.Vitaly Naumkin speaks at the “Trialogue” Club International meeting on "Situation in Syria and Russian policy in the Middle East" 17.12.2015
PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov speaks at the “Trialogue” Club International meeting on “Russia-China-United States: Setting the Global Rules of the Game in Cyberspace” 29.09.2015
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Experts

Demidov Oleg V. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Social media
Cyber security
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Oleg Demidov graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University of Lomonosov in 2010. Currently, Oleg has been working on his Ph.D thesis at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In 2011-2012, he held the position of Project Coordinator at Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS) under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Since 2012, he has served as an expert to the Commission on Information Security and Cybercrime at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). In 2013-2014, he held the position of Director of the Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center. 

Since 2011 Oleg has been participating in the international project “A Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers” conducted by Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (PRIF) (through 2014). He is the author of a number of research articles on information security, cybersecurity, and global internet governance in PIR Center’s Security Index journal and other editions. Oleg serves as the Secretary of the Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under PIR Center Advisory Board. In March 2014 Oleg became a member of the Research Advisory Network (RAN) under the Global Commission on Internet Governance (CGIG). PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.


Gottemoeller, Rose image
City : Washington D.C.
Affiliation : Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State
Biography :

Rose Gottemoeller was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, on April 6, 2009. She was the chief negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation. Since 2000, she had been with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She most recently was a senior associate in the Carnegie Russia & Eurasia Program in Washington, D.C., where she worked on U.S.–Russian relations and nuclear security and stability. She also served as the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center from January 2006 – December 2008. Before joining the Endowment in October 2000, Ms. Gottemoeller was deputy undersecretary for defense nuclear nonproliferation in the U.S. Department of Energy. Previously, she served as the department's assistant secretary for nonproliferation and national security, with responsibility for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States. In 1994-1997, deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, United Kingdom). In 1993-1994, director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs of the U.S. National Security Council. Research interests: nuclear nonproliferation and strategic security. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 1994.

Yakushev, Michael V. image
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. 

Zulkharneev, Albert F. image
City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Director
Expertise :
Central Asia
Water and energy security
Biography :

Albert Zulkharneev graduated from the Faculty of World Politics and World Economy of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics. Graduated with the Master degree from the International Relations Department of the Ural State University and got Master degree in History from Central European University (2007, Budapest, Hungary). In 2003-2005 participated in international courses of Farsi language and literature. Since 2007 was intern in the  PIR Center. In August - December 2011 scholar of the Program for teaching and research at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. PIR Center Education and Training Program Director, PIR Center Executive Director in 2013-2015. PIR Center Director since April, 2015. 04/15

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