PIR PRESS NEWS
"The Global Partnership will continue to be an active mechanism, and one with international influence. The experience it has already accumulated is invaluable. However, it will require a transformation to keep up with the current needs and current and future challenges", – PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov.
“The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance which was announced by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and planned for April 2014 will be important because it’s the first time that an internet governance meeting is purely political. This Meeting would look at two very significant aspects of internet governance: the management of root servers – which are responsible for the most basic routing of information across the Internet – and the management of the first level domain names. And the problem with the root servers is not where they are located but rather who manages them”, – Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board Michael Yakushev.
“West, as well as Russia and China, is not afraid of Iranian nuclear capability. It poses danger mainly to Saudi Arabia and Israel. However, while concessions to Iran are tangible, Iranian concessions are not worth anything. This reminds of the situation of 2003, when negotiations were also led by Rouhani. Then we had the same kind of euphoria that after two years ended in failure and serious progress of Iran in the nuclear field”, – President of the Institute of Middle East Studies, Evgeny Satanovsky.
I am counting on your [PIR Center] expert assistance in the search for effective responses to the challenges and threats associated with large-scale international terrorist activity.
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Security Index journal is always a welcome reminder of a wider picture, of how interconnected the world's problems are. It has become a must-read for many people here in Vienna, the hub of a number of security related organizations in the wider UN System.
Tibor Toth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Comission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
From the moment of its foundation, one of the PIR Center's priorities has been the publication of academic periodicals and monographs devoted to the issues of international security and the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. To a great extent, the recognition of the PIR Center in the academic world, business community, and political circles is due to the demand for the organization's main publication, the Security Index journal in its Russian and International editions (before 2007 - Yaderny Kontrol).
High-ranking Russian and foreign politicians not merely read the journal but also express on its pages their views on international security issues. The journal authors include Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, Ambassador Tibor Tóth, Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and many others.
Since 2000, the PIR Center has been publishing monographs of the PIR Center Library series. Those include the two-volume textbook for Russian higher education institutions Nuclear Nonproliferation the guideboook Global Partnership Against The Spread Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, the report Russians on the Threat of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, and others.
During the years PIR Center has also extensivly published on the diversity of global security, nonproliferation and arms control problems. In particular, these include PIR Study Papers: Russia and Global Security (since 1996), the series of PIR Center Reports (1997-2000), the journals Missile and Outer Space, Chemical weapons and problems of its destruction, Export of conventional arms. The latter became the basis for the journal Eksport Vooruzheniy edited by the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.