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20.01.2017

«The outcome of the contradiction or dualism in the incoming Trump administration between, on the one hand, the realists who want a better relationship with Russia and a prioritization of the struggle against terrorism, and on the other, the rightwing hawks who want to push back against Iran and China», – Dayan Jayatilleka (Sri Lanka), member of PIR Center International Expert Group, expert and diplomat.  

18.01.2016

“In 2016, public opinion will have to strike a balance between democracy and security. As the demands placed on great powers to counter threats continue to grow, overall cohesion is weakened and the current situation worsens. If terrorist groups decide to use weapons of mass destruction, the negative repercussions will be felt across the globe. The threat increases as great powers engage in heavy military build-up” – Sergio Duarte, member of the International Expert Group of PIR Center.

28.07.2015

“I’m glad to pass the baton to a new team today, the team who made this issue and is already preparing the next one.  A part of this team grew up within the PIR Center’s walls, and another is entirely new. At the head of this team stands Olga Mostinskaya – the new Editor-in-Chief of Security Index, whom I present with pleasure to our readers today, and to whom I wish creative motivation and insightful dialogue with our wonderful authors and demanding (which is great!) readers.” – Member of the Security Index Editorial Board Vladimir Orlov.

23.01.2015

“The ability of international community to solve regional conflicts similar to the conflict in Ukraine will become a global security issue in 2015. The world learned to solve global issues: to maintain nuclear security, to combat climate change, but it still cannot settle regional conflicts. The crisis in Ukraine demonstrated that the global security system had for all this time existed within the Cold War paradigm,” – Nikolai Zlobin, President of the Center on Global Interests.

16.12.2014

“Had the ISIS won in Kobane, the effects would have been catastrophic in Turkey: it would have ignited a popular Kurdish rebellion against the Erdogan regime which would have been held accountable for the fall of Kobane to ISIS by the Kurds of Turkey. Kobane stands as the symbol of the rise and empowerment of the Kurds in the Middle East, and its effects are going to reverberate in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran in the coming years”, – Senior Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, Halil Karaveli.   

07.10.2014

“The USA’s readiness to use military force against ISIS is a good first step. However, military action alone will not solve this issue and there is need for a much broader strategic approach, which, so far, remains absent from the US strategy. There is no clear indication of plans for the day after”, - Chairman and Founder of the Gulf Research Center, Abdulaziz Sager.

       

29.07.2014

“For the last four years Libya has been in the grip of militias that respect no law and understand no language but violence. The July violence over groups that control the main international airport south of Tripoli is only another sad example of what the so called revolution brought to the country that used to be cradle of stability and security in the region of North Africa”, - Independent Libyan Academic, Journalist, Mustafa Fetouri.

20.05.2014

“There is no clarity, what are the views of Narendra Modi on the foreign policy. But obviously, a large set of domestic issues was accumulated, which must be solved by new leadership in the next two to three years. Those include problems of economy, the social sphere, and politics. Internal agenda of the new prime minister promises to be very intense”, – Vice President, Observer Research Foundation Nandan Unnikrishnan. 

05.03.2014

“The ongoing attempt at regime change in Ukraine can retard the progress in US-Russia relations which is the main axis of efforts at diplomatic solutions to conflict situations in several areas, most especially the Middle East”, – Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Colombo former Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.

16.12.2013

“In the winter of 2013/14 the level of security in the world will lower. This will be the result of expected counter-attack of the opposition in Syria, and retaliations that Damascus and Tehran will throw on Sunni insurgents. Terrorist attacks will occur against the residencies of the Revolutionary Guards at the Iranian embassies in the Arab countries as it happened in Beirut. Iranian response will come in no time. Escalation of confrontation between Iran and Israel is also possible”, – President of the Institute of Middle East Studies, Evgeny Satanovsky.

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