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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.  

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.

23.12.2014

“After the withdrawal of the majority of ISAF troops from Afghanistan and the election of a new president Ashraf Ghani, new military and political situation has started to form in the country. To certain extent, this uncertainty is alarming for the Central Asian republics. Intra-regional agenda in 2015 will be determined by the rapid institutionalization of the Eurasian Union, which has already resulted in freezing the discussions on Central Asian integration as a tool for solving the regional problems”,  – Director of the private research and educational center "Bilim Karvon" ("Caravan of knowledge") Farhad Tolipov.

25.11.2014

“The west and Russia have made some efforts to avoid a spill-over to certain global threats and risks. However, this has remained somewhat inconsistent. Cooperation has been retained in countering terrorism, whereas Russia has suspended its participation in the preparation of the fourth nuclear security summit”, – Director of OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Dr. Pal Dunay.    

05.11.2014

Events in Ukraine have had indirect impact on the security situation in Central Asia. There are speculation and alarmist theories on the possibility of similar events in the republics of the region. The weakening of the already shaky foundations of the CIS due to Ukrainian events and absence of Petro Poroshenko from the Commonwealth summit in Minsk strengthened those tensions”, – Director of the private research and educational center "Bilim Karvon" ("Caravan of knowledge"), Farhad Tolipov.

24.09.2014

“On the eve of the SCO summit, Tajikistan with special attention expected whether Karimov comes himself or sends a replacement. The meeting of the two leaders, held in a constructive manner, did not raise the fog of uncertainty in bilateral relations, however it arisen hope that the dialogue between countries started. Perhaps this will lead to a decrease in tensions between Tashkent and Dushanbe”, – Director of the private research and educational center Bilim Karvon (Caravan of knowledge) Farhad Tolipov.

     

05.08.2014

“Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed in Astana Treaty establishing the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). As long as it remains a purely economic union, it will not be a real integration project. But transformation into  the political union, which is not possible in the medium term, would mean serious geopolitical turn of the newly independent states”, - Director of the private research and educational center "Bilim Karvon"("Caravan of knowledge"), Farhad Tolipov.

22.07.2014

“The latest events related to the destruction of civil airliner of Malaysian airlines in Ukraine even more seriously aggravate and deepen instability and had a direct impact on the global atmosphere of security. It is difficult to predict how events will unfold after the situation around shot down airliner. Most likely the blame for the incident would lay on the separatists in the eastern Ukraine. As Moscow supports them, for Russia - this situation will be accompanied by high emotional background”, - Member of the Royal Institute of International Relations, journalist Konstantin von Eggert.

27.05.2014

“As a result of the current Ukrainian crisis Budapest Memorandum of 1994 – Memorandum of non-nuclear status of Ukraine and security guarantees in connection with the accession of the country to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, signed between Ukraine and the USA, Russia and Britain – remained nothing more than a piece of paper with no value. Proliferation risks are increasing, especially for the so-called threshold countries”, - Member, Royal Institute of International Relations, journalist Konstantin von Eggert.

25.03.2014

“Contradictory, cautious and vague statements that Central Asian states made on the events in Ukraine and the Crimea indicate serious concern of the regional leaders over possible implication of these developments for their countries. CIS institutions, including the CSTO, to significant degree lost their relevance by abstaining from the Ukrainian question. This put Central Asian countries at one-on-one position with Russia, without the possibility of appealing to multilateral structures in problem situations. This can adversely affect the security climate in our region”, – Director of the private research and educational center "Bilim Karvon" ("Caravan of knowledge") Farhad Tolipov.

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