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13.07.2020

“In June, the US National Security Council was due to consider a draft decision on the revision of some elements of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). In particular, Washington wants to remove heavy attack and reconnaissance drones from the MTCR control list, which will allow American companies to supply them to “unstable” countries as well. The military-industrial complex is lobbying removal of some restrictions from the USA the most actively, and although no final decision on this issue has been reported, the consequences of such a step can be significant: the entire regime of international export control may be jeopardized” - this is the leitmotiv of the 524th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.

10.07.2020

The article analyzes NATO nuclear sharing arrangements and examines the history of the concept of nuclear sharing, based on archival documents, and its practical implementation at the present stage. The authors pay special attention to the positions of the countries in whose territory American tactical nuclear weapons are stored, as well as to the speeches of countries against nuclear sharing at the PrepComs of the Review Conference. In conclusion, recommendations for Russia in working on this issue are voiced.

09.07.2020

“Training in the morning frees rest of the day - this is our general rule,” – Irina Mironova, senior specialist at Gazprom, senior lecturer of international programs at European University at St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Kovchegin, independent consultant.

Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security: As Viewed by Russian Experts

 

PIR CENTER LIBRARY

 

RUSSIA constitutes one of the most massive and rapidly growing segments of the global Internet community. It is the 7th country in the world on a number of internet users. The Russian language is the third most popular language on the Internet in terms of the amount of available resources. Russia is one of only four countries in the world whose market is dominated by home-grown social networks and one of only three countries in the world, along with the United States and China, whose market is dominated by a home-grown search engine.

DIGITAL ECONOMY, internet governance and cyber security are at the crossroad of the interests of economic, professional and political groups.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND CYBER SECURITY became a realm of competitive domestic and global politics. One of the key current challenges for all stakeholders is to harmonize the interests of technological progress, economic development and security.

In 2015-2016 SECURITY INDEX journal, the leading Russian journal on global security, published a series of articles on global Internet governance and cyber security. The articles are done by the most experiences Russian experts, most of them are the members of the PIR Center’ working group on Global Internet Governance and International Information Security. This collection the articles includes translation of five of them into English.

The translation was done with support of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to acquaint the global Internet community with the views of Russian experts.

 

Andrei Kolesnikov. A RED BUTTON FOR THE INTERNET

Is there such a thing as the notorious Red Button to shut off the Internet and can access to the Web be feasibly restricted for a single country or group of users? Which challenges were evaluated in the Russian modelling studies of threats to the Internet infrastructure in 2014? Is it possible to counter these threats? Andrei Kolesnikov, Director of the Coordination Centre of the Top-Level Domain for Russia (2009–2015), answers these questions.

 

Olga Makarova. VULNERABILITY OF THE INTERNET: FACT AND FICTION

Few people today give serious thought to the threat of nuclear war. The modern nightmare lies in the security of the global Internet and the possibility of a full or partial shutdown. Olga Makarova, director of the Department for Internet and channel resources of the MTS company, provides insights for advanced users, explaining how the backbone infrastructure of the global Web is organized and how vulnerable it is.

 

Oleg Demidov. CONTROL IS DEAD, LONG LIVE CONTROL

PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov describes the role of the Verisign corporation in the DNS root zone management, comments on the process U.S. Department of Trade’s withdrawal from direct contractual relationship with the technical management of the root zone, and looks at the potential impact of community-proposed changes on the U.S. government’s real control of the critically important domain name function.

 

Alexandra Kulikova. INTERNET OF THINGS: VIRTUAL BENEFITS, REAL RISKS

Almost ten years ago the amount of devices connected to the Internet outnumbered the world population. We stand witness to digitalization of our ecosystem. PIR Center consultant Alexandra Kulikova studies the new phenomenon and its possible implications for our everyday lives and future of global Internet governance.

 

Alexey Lukatsky. ACCUSATIONS OF CYBERATTACKS: THE FACTS TO KEEP IN MIND

One of a very few Russian authors’ analyses of the joint statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence accusing the Russian government of directing cyberattacks against U.S. political entities. PIR Center Advisory Board member Alexey Lukatsky offers to look at American accusations and Russian reaction, show the limits and possibilities of identification the initiator of cyber-attacks, evaluate the influence of domestic political struggle and global geopolitical confrontation on the feasibility of objective investigation.

 

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FULL TEXT OF THE COLLECTION OF ARTICLES GLOBAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND CYBER SECURITY: AS VIEWED BY RUSSIAN EXPERTS in PDF

 

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