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19.11.2015

“Over the years of our close cooperation, I ascertain that discussions promoted by PIR Center with the involvement of experts from different areas, like national administration, academic and military communities as well as non-governmental pundits, contribute to nonproliferation initiatives and to countering new challenges and threats to peace and security. PIR Center’s brainchild is in high-demand, and the Advisory Board conclusions and recommendations are important for ensuring our country’s interests and security. I acknowledge my willingness to become a member of the Advisory Board and participate in its work” - Victor Vasiliev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

10.11.2015

“Together China, Russia and the US form a minimum critical group that could change the international legal regime of conduct in cyberspace, and influence the situation in international cybersecurity” — Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant.


03.11.2015

“At the moment, it is essential that the defined area of BRICS’ operations would receive concrete substance and show its efficiency. The proposed issues in international security and development are ambitious tasks for diplomats and military of BRICS member-states as well as for security experts and relevant ministries and departments. There is no doubt, whether BRICS succeeded in defining its agenda. Now the question is how to move forward effectively” — Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


30.10.2015

“Forming a group of experts that would suggest substantive, thoughtful proposals to draw up the agenda of BRICS-2016 summit in India regarding fight against corruption, seems to be a relevant move” – Vladimir Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center, member of the Advisory Board on the Corruption Prevention under the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the President’s Office of the Russian Federation.


16.10.2015

“Together China, Russia and the US as the participants of the international dialogue in the field of cybersecurity have such force and wield such influence that any agreement among them or any established norm could become a precedent for all of the international community. They form a minimum critical group that could change the international legal regime of conduct in cyberspace, and influence the situation in international cybersecurity” – Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant and a member of the Research Advisory Network under the Global Commission on Internet Governance.


07.09.2015


 “On the threshold of the era of “the Internet of Everything”, in which privacy in cyberspace as we know it may disappear or become a premium service and millions of new networked devices will become vulnerable to hacking, society will have to answer some serious questions about the value and cost of users’ data privacy,” – Alexandra Kulikova, PIR Center Program Coordinator “Global Internet Management and International Information Security”. 

27.08.2015

“Sharing best practices in the field of critical infrastructure protection, including non-nuclear energy infrastructure is often limited because of special security regime at such objects, whereas elaboration of norms and standards of states’ conduct in information space is complicated due to the lack of trust among them. Despite some regional initiatives to strengthen international information security, the ongoing discussion on the necessity to elaborate norms in information space, a comprehensive cooperation mechanism is lacking, which should be taken into account given the peculiarities of ICT sphere,” – according to PIR Center intern Karina Markova.

 

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.

09.07.2015

“Protection of critical infrastructure from cyber threats as prime targets for attacks in a conflict scenario is a key goal for many governments in the world. The emerging global threats, including those coming from non-governmental actors (e.g. terrorist groups) generate the need for international cooperation in this area. However, the scope of such cooperation remains limited because of current geopolitical situation, uneven technical capacities and different understanding of ‘criticality’ among nation states,” – Alexandra Kulikova, Coordinator of the PIR Center’s Program “Global Internet Governance and International Information Security”.

02.07.2015

“Let me restate the Indian vision for the internet. The internet must remain plural, must be managed by a multilayered and multistakeholder system. Its strength will lie in partnership made between like-minded nations and stakeholders, built on a platform which supports and will sustain a future of equity and innovation and collaboration and inclusion. Only then will we truly be able to manage the ecosystem of this new digital age” - Minister of Communications and Information Technology  of India Ravi Shankar Prasad.  

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