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The agreement between the U.S. and the Russian Federation "Concerning the Safe Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the Prevention of Weapons Proliferation" was extended for seven years
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08.05.2019

On May 2, more than 40 friends and partners of the PIR Center gathered at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. Among them were heads and high representatives of delegations participating in the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the NPT Review Conference, the world's largest experts in the field of non-proliferation, graduates of PIR Center programs working in New York, young scientists and master students of double degree in the field of non-proliferation.

30.04.2019

"Can it really be true that PIR Center is a quarter of a century old today? It would be a great occasion for a grand celebration, wouldn’t it. But I still cannot quite believe it.

When me and a tiny team of my associates were establishing PIR Center in the spring of 1994, working in a small room on the corner of Tverskaya Ulitsa and Strastny Boulevard overlooking the Pushkin statue in the very heart of Moscow, I could hardly imagine that this great institution would live long enough to see the new century and indeed the new millennium. If someone told me back at the time that it would mark its 25th anniversary in Moscow, Geneva and New York, or that greetings would be pouring in from all over the world to what is now a highly reputable international nongovernmental organization, I probably wouldn’t believe them. After all, how many fly-by-night NGOs have we all seen over the years – here today, gone tomorrow?," Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Founder.

25.04.2019

"Today a member of the PIR Center Executive Board, a member of the IMEMO (Institute of World Economy and International Relations) Directorate, Army General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hero of Russia Vyacheslav Trubnikov celebrates his 75th birthday. Vyacheslav Ivanovich, having reached the greatest heights of public service, you remained open to new ideas, plans and actions. We are happy to work with you for almost ten years! You are a source of soft, but mighty and attracting power, which is especially important in relations with the new generation of specialists – those who will construct a new world. Many well-known and beginning diplomats and military men, scientists and journalists throughout Eurasia are grateful for your inspiration and support, for your wise and precise judgement. We wish you good health, optimism and high spirits! We look forward to new meetings with you! Keep it up!" – PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev. 

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.

 

PIR PRESS, TRIALOGUE 2017

 

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

 

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