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International Security Index iSi as of August 1, 2014 reached 2758 points

15.08.2014

MOSCOW, AUGUST 15, 2014. PIR PRESS – The value of International Security Index iSi as of August 1, 2014 stands at 2758 points.

International Security Index iSi as of August 1, 2014 reached 2758 points, which is 9 points lower than the previous month. Further decrease of Index iSi is associated with the sharp aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the launch of the ground operation in the Gaza Strip by Tel Aviv, heavy fighting with radical militants in Iraq and Libya, the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where the Malaysian passenger plane was shot down amidst the fighting between the conflict sides.

In early July, military operation was resumed in the east of Ukraine; the army intensified attacks in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. On July 17, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, airliner Boing 777 of Malaysian airlines was shot down, 298 people died; warring sides accused each other. The UN Security Council called for an investigation of the plane crash. On July 31, EU imposed sectoral sanctions against Russia blaming Moscow for the situation in Ukraine.

In July, relations between Israel and Hamas sharply escalated. In response to the massive rocket fire against Israeli cities by Hamas militants, on July 18 Tel-Aviv launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The UN Security Council called on the parties to come to a ceasefire. Short-term truce between the parties, which was brokered by the international mediators, had repeatedly been violated; clashes continued.  

In Iraq, during July took place heavy fighting between the army and the Islamists; Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was renamed Islamic State and announced the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in the controlled area. Religious minorities started leaving the territory captured by Islamists.

In Syria in the beginning of July took place inauguration of the re-elected president Bashar al-Assad. Battles between the army and the rebels continued in Damascus, Idlib, Hama, Aleppo and Raqqa. EU Council extended sanctions against the Syrian regime.

In Libya, the army continued violent clashes with Islamists; Benghazi was captured by Islamist militia.

In Egypt, in July, occurred clashes between security forces and supporters of the Islamists.

On July 5 Iran and six international mediators resumed negotiations on the nuclear issue. The parties failed to negotiate the text of the agreement; the talks were extended to November 24th.

In Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya occurred clashes with the insurgents.

In Afghanistan, announcement of the results of the presidential election was delayed; each of the candidates: Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani considers himself a winner.

Pakistan Air Force launched a series of attacks against militant positions.

In Myanmar, occurred sectarian clashes.

North Korea in July launched short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan.

In China, in the province of Kashgar, took place an attack on police and government buildings.

In Japan, the government allowed the army to take part in military operations abroad.

Terrorist acts were committed in Thailand, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt and Nigeria.

On the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on July 10 there was a skirmish between the border guards.

In Moscow on July 15, a train derailed in the subway; 23 people were killed.

In Taiwan airliner crashed with nearly 50 victims.

On the border of Mali and Burkina Faso Algerian airliner crashed; 119 people were killed.

For all the questions concerning the International Security Index please contact Galiya Ibragimova by e-mail ibragimova at pircenter.org

 

 

 

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