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International Security Index iSi as of October 1, 2014 reached 2838 points.

01.10.2014

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 1, 2014. PIR PRESS – The value of International Security Index iSi as of October 1, 2014 stands at 2838 points.

International Security Index iSi as of October 1, 2014 reached 2838 points, which is 54 points higher than the previous month. Increase of Index iSi is associated with the entry into force of the ceasefire agreement in the southeast of Ukraine after the parties of the conflict signed a peace plan in Minsk, as well as with the launch of the USA strategy to combat the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

On September 5, in Minsk during the meeting of the contact group on Ukraine a peace agreement was signed. In eastern Ukraine ceasefire started, however, skirmishes took place in throughout the month in several areas. On September 16, Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law on the special status of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

On September 12, EU and USA expanded sanctions against Russia in connection with the Ukrainian crisis.

On September 4-5, at the NATO summit in Wales, the member-states decided to increase the presence of the alliance forces in Eastern Europe.

On September 11, Barack Obama presented the USA strategy to combat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria; air strikes against the positions of the Islamists continued in Iraq and Syria. UN Security Council adopted a resolution on fighting international terrorism.

In Libya, in September, continued fierce fighting of the army with the Islamists.

IAEA's in new report on Iran, released in early September, declared that the country has not fully complied with the conditions of the agreement with the agency on investigation of possible military dimension of Iran's nuclear program.

In New York, on September 18-26, negotiations between Iran and the six international mediators on the nuclear program were held.

On September 21, in Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani was declared a new president.

In Yemen in September, the government and Shiite rebels reached a truce agreement.

The terrorist attacks in September were committed in Syria, Iraq, Thailand, Egypt, in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, Afghanistan, China and Nigeria,

In Hong Kong, in late September, clashes between police and protesters demanding the democratization of the election erupted.

North Korea on September 6 launched ballistic missiles in the Sea of Japan.

In Venezuela, mass protests against government policies renewed.

In Scotland, at the referendum on September 18, most of the population voted against independence from Great Britain.

On September 12, in Tajikistan, at the SCO summit, the regulations for accepting new members were approved.

In Japan, in September, took place a volcanic eruption, there were victims.

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

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