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14.10.2016

“The basket of the “international peace and security" took an important place in the BRICS summits agenda, and the upcoming summit in Goa needs to further strengthen cooperation between the BRICS countries in this area. Generally favorable conditions have been formed for this, although one cannot ignore the serious external pressure exerted on some of the BRICS countries in implementing their security policies”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Special Advisor to PIR Center.

30.12.2015

“China as a leader in Internet development and related innovations formed the main leitmotif of the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. The country is heavily involved in Internet usage and related innovations to forward economic growth and find solutions for social issues, but, in my opinion, there is a risk of developing the next big bubble.” – Mikhail Medrish, director of the Fund for the support of Internet development “Fund for Internet support”

17.11.2015

“There is no such thing as pivot to the East. While preparing Russia’s APEC presidency in 2012 we focused on the eastward direction of the economic policy. It became apparent that we have to pay more attention to this strand, to organise work in a consistent manner. It was at that time when it became clear that we'd missed the right moment: all our competitors, the other major economies, were at the East long before” — Stanislav Voskresensky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

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.


20.05.2015

“In the changing conditions of the development of natural gas markets, Russia and Iran are playing on the same field, and the changes that are taking place in Iran’s oil and gas sector, which are reflected on the exporting potential of the country, will inevitably impact in the potential Russian participation in international natural gas markets. We are also likely to see changes in the arrangement of traditional competition among international organizations. The future of competition between Russia and Iran may depend on the following factors: first, Iran’s conscious decision to enter markets that Russia is seeking (comprised of mostly non-Europeans), and secondly, the prospect of coordinated actions within the framework of existing institutions in gas markets”, – Researcher of the Institute of Energy Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences Irina Mironova.

25.02.2015

“Those who like it hot are unlikely to be disappointed by 2015. Different scenarios are still possible as far as the actual taste of it is concerned, but the aftertaste is not in any doubt. Hot and bitter contrasts sharply with icy-cold. What kind of heritage has the year 2014 left for us? Will it be chilly old peace, or a new Cold War?” – PIR Center Director 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). 

13.11.2014

“Successful negotiation of the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program could cause deep changes in the Middle East. Iran can return to the role it played in the 1960s and 1970s, before the fall of the Shah’s regime. Less rapid and profound will be the shifts in the global energy market. In the current decade, Iran will not turn into an energy superpower. However, if the Iranian elite finally manages to remove obstacles to massive foreign investment, the export of Iranian oil and gas by the end of the decade can, by more or less realistic estimates, grow to 3 million barrels per day and 50-60 billion cubic meters per year, respectively,” – Yuri Fedorov, Member of the Security Index Editorial Board.

09.07.2014

«On the international arena Russia actively participates in the discussion on international legal and practical steps aimed at deterring corruption and other financial crimes. Its latest FATF presidency was particularly remarkable. Russia emphasizes implementation of the G-20 Anti-corruption program and other decisions in this field made at the G-20 summit in Saint-Petersburg in September 2013», ­­– PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov.


14.02.2013

“While the European Union is engaged in self-flagellation, the sun is rising in the East. A change in the world order has taken concrete form in this region. History shows that radical changes always require a certain “momentum,” yet in the past people have tended to underestimate the speed with which these changes occur. We are making an effort to prepare for them this time.” – Arnaud Leclercq, author of «Russia: the Power of Eurasia. A Geopolitical History from its Origins to Putin», and Head of emerging markets at Lombard Odier

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