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10.06.2021

«The situation for the upcoming presidential term looks rather difficult, as economic problems will put even stronger pressure on the regime, and the propensity to negotiate and reach an agreement will be reduced. However, this does not mean that Iran will seek to develop nuclear weapons or decide to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons», ‒ Yulia Sveshnikova, PIR Center Consultant.

10.05.2018

“It is necessary to maintain cooperation with Iran and send a clear signal to Russian partners abroad that Russia will support legitimate nuclear activities in Iran which correspond with the norms of international law. It is important to maintain such dialogue, as well as provide maximum support to Iran in the international arena and continue bilateral cooperation in the nuclear sphere,” - PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev.

25.11.2016

“It is unlikely that the denunciation of the agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be a priority of the new US president. Mr. Trump, who has declared his readiness to talk Kim Jong-un out of possession of nuclear weapons, would more likely attempt to bargain with Tehran for more favorable terms and conditions. The problem is that neither President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, running for re-election in May 2017, nor the country’s Supreme Leader, confident that the deal was already tilted into US favor, would accept any further concessions”, – PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.

29.01.2016

“In Syria, we have witnessed the attempts of at least two new centers of power – Turkey and Saudi Arabia – to pursue their geopolitical goals by means of force. Subsequently, Iran too began to display its geopolitical ambitions in the Syrian theater. The activation of power centers constitutes a phenomenon that by far extends the field of the broader Middle East.  Other countries – taking into account, of course, their actual capabilities and the conditions under which they operate – pursue a similar policy, such as Poland, India, Brazil and Iran. In the near future, assuming a stabilization of the economic situation, Indonesia and Egypt will also begin to pursue such a policy,” – Dmitry Efstafyev, member of the PIR Center Executive Board.

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.

06.02.2015

“The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) and the UN have been working together in combating the WMD proliferation financing since 2012. The WMD proliferation is on the agenda of the Security Council and is defined as a threat to international peace and security. The FATF is not competing with the UN Security Council but has a subordinate role monitoring national execution of the relevant financial provisions of the Security Council resolutions”, – Vladimir Nechaev, FATF President (2013-2014). 

16.01.2015

“Exporters act on their initiative and help importing countries with a number of infrastructural issues, primarily in the educational sphere. Not only the supplier companies but also the exporting countries themselves work on education, development of the legal base and norms. Japan, Russia, France, South Korea and the USA are doing a great job, especially in the cases where they are involved in the construction. There is a number of good examples of assistance in education and training of national specialists, sometimes it seems to be done for purely humanitarian reasons,” – IAEA Deputy Director General, Alexander Bychkov.

26.11.2014

“The postponement of the final agreement with Iran on its nuclear program is not a drama. It is a diplomatic inevitability. In order to polish this serious document – if we desire it to work and to not remain on paper like the agreement with North Korea, – more effort and political will is needed. This especially pertains to Washington, where the Obama administration faltered after the election in Congress. To at first promise Iranians the removal of sanctions and to then not follow through is not an option,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.

02.10.2014

“Without exception, all articles and materials of this issue were written by staff members, members of the PIR Center Board, as well as graduates of PIR Center, or, if you please, representatives of the expanding PIR Community, our colleagues and friends who at some point during our 20-year history have worked at PIR Center, come to us as interns, received PIR Center scholarships, or completed our educational or training programs.  This issue is a collective gift from our graduates, our friends, constituting of already more than 800 individuals of the PIR Community on PIR Center’s 20th anniversary,” – Editorial Board of the Security Index journal.  



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