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International Security Index iSi as of September 1, 2014 reached 2784 points

04.09.2014

MOSCOW, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014. PIR PRESS – The value of International Security Index iSi as of September 1, 2014 stands at 2784 points.

International Security Index iSi as of September 1, 2014 reached 2784 points, which is 26 points higher than the previous month. Increase of Index iSi is associated with some falling of military-political tensions in the east of Ukraine, the agreement reached between Israel and Hamas on a permanent ceasefire, the elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons.

In eastern Ukraine, in August fierce fighting in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions continued. The EU adopted new sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Russia, in response to Western sanctions led ban on imported foodstuffs. On August 26 in Minsk during the talks between Vladimir Putin and Pert Poroshenko settlement of the situation in Ukraine was discussed.

In August fierce confrontation between Israel and Hamas militants continued. Temporary truce concluded between the parties during the negotiations in Egypt, was broken several times. On August 26 the parties reached an agreement on the indefinite ceasefire and rocket attacks ceased. Mahmoud Abbas presented a plan for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. In northern Iraq, the Kurds confronted with the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); Islamists seized a number of towns, religious minorities fled the country. Barack Obama authorized the surgical air strikes in Iraq.

On the border of Syria and Lebanon, clashes between Islamists and the Lebanese military erupted. In Syria, the army won battles against the rebels in the east of Damascus and in Muhasan on the border with Iraq; in the Golan Heights, Syrian rebels captured a group of UN peacekeepers.

In early August, the United Nations announced the completion of an operation on dismantling the Syrian chemical weapons

Libyan airspace was closed to civilian aircraft due to repeated clashes between the army and rebel groups; the interim government under the leadership of Abdullah al-Thani resigned

In Turkey, On August 11 presidential elections were held, Tayyip Erdogan became the winner; Ahmet Davutoglu was appointed as a new Prime Minister.

In Pakistan, during the month continued anti-government demonstrations of the opposition with demand of resignation of Nawaz Sharif government

North Korea conducted ballistic missile launches in the eastern direction.

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

Terrorist attacks were committed in Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Nigeria, and Somalia.

On the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, including at the line of separation of the parties in Karabakh took place skirmishes; sides accused each other of violating the ceasefire.

In Chile, students rally with demand of reforms in education turned into riots.

In the American city of Ferguson in August clashes erupted after the murder of an African American by the police.

Ebola virus in Africa, the earthquake in China, flooding in Bulgaria and India were among the negative events of the month

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