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On October 4, 2014, PIR Center will announce honorary awards for strengthening the WMD nonproliferation regime. We invite our colleagues from across the world to propose candidates for the nominations until September 20.


PIR Center team warmly thanks our friends, partners and colleagues for their kind New Year wishes.


«The Strategy of economic development in the CIS through the year 2020 is a conceptual document, in which the main areas of cooperation that require coordinated approaches are identified.  This is important, because in the field of nuclear energy, in contrast to other areas, even basic communication between scholars requires an intergovernmental framework. For us this agreement will be very beneficial», Deputy Director General of Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy Nikolai Spassky.


“The U.S Cooperative Threat Reduction program, also known as the Nunn-Lugar program, has already reached a ripe old age, by the standards applied to such initiatives. The program was conceived during a transitional period in Russian statehood and was especially helpful during the turbulent years when Russia was struggling to finance even the most basic nuclear security measures. The program is now due to expire,” – writes Editor-in-Chief of the Security Index journal, Vladimir Orlov, in “From the Editor.”


“We appreciated Rosatom’s invitation to come to Russia and visit Kalininskaya Nuclear Power Plant. The Russian side generously provided us with comprehensive technical information on the safety of the plant in a very transparent manner. We are especially interested in this question after the Fukushima accident, and the openness of Rosatom indicated that Russia is very comfortable in the realm of peaceful nuclear energy. The presentation was also very timely, as it was on the eve of the Saint Petersburg Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power,” - Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna


"Creation of a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East is inseparably linked to the ongoing Middle East peace process. Luckily there is a feedback as well: development of sustained dialogue on the Zone can in turn facilitate the Middle East peace process, leading to creation of favorable atmosphere for further negotiations" - Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Security Index Journal Editorial Board member Sergey Ryabkov.


On October 4th, 2012 PIR Center will hold an international seminar “2012 Conference on the Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction – Searching for Solutions”.


“All people present here today are united by desire to have this 100th issue of the Security Index journal in their hands, the 200th issue, and the 1000th issue. I wish the editorial team, the Editorial Board, Editor-in-Chief and all those who make this journal to celebrate more landmarks, anniversaries, and to acquire new thankful readers. Here I have to say good bye – I am going now to read my journal!” – Konstantin Kosachev, Head of Rossonrudnichestvo.