PIR PRESS NEWS
The 5th Moscow Conference on International Security has come to an end. The PIR Center Special Advisor and the Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Orlov commented on the outcomes of the Conference.
“The round table with participation of the PIR Center experts was held at high professional level. Andrey Baklitskiy and Oleg Demidov in plain language elaborated on the sophisticated mechanisms forming base for the Internet and the nuclear weapons respectively, clarifying many details that were critical for understanding their operation and importance. I am glad that I had the opportunity to participate in this event and to discuss with the experts the most relevant phenomena of the modern world, such as the Internet and nuclear programs of Iran and DPRK”, — Andrei Chistyakov, student of the MGIMO School of International Relations.
“Current dynamics of threats and challenges to cybersecurity of critical infrastructure show that the EU does not have next 10 years for enhancing CII categorizations and specificating general regulatory guidelines for protection of critical infrastructures (CI) from cyber threats. The process should be speeded up and working transborder mechanism in the field of CI cybersecurity should be put in place immediately. This premise is relevant not only for EU, but for Russia as well, particularly since in Russia’s case within this complex process, there is no need to coordinate national approaches at the uppermost, supranational level of regulation.” — Oleg Demidov, PIR Center consultant
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.