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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

Security Index journal launch – 2007

On February 1, 2007 in Moscow a presentation of the first issue of a Russian journal on international security Security Index was held.

On the occasion of journal presentation, Sergei Ivanov, deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Government and Russian Federation minister of defense; Yury Baluevsky, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces; Sergei Kirienko, head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency; Vladimir Verkhovtsev, head of the Russian Ministry of Defense 12th Main Directorate; Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi, vice president of the Russian Research CentreKurchatov Institute; and Anatoly Torkunov, rector of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia have sent their greetings to the PIR Center. During the presentation Valentin Sobolev, deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ervin Hofer, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, Anatoly Zrodnikov, director of the Institute for Physics and Power Engineering made their addresses to the readers, the editorial board of the journal and the PIR Center. Russian and foreign diplomats, governmental officials, representatives from business and academic communities and media have attended the presentation. Among them: ambassadors of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, DPRK, Finland, Germany, Israel, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Venezuela, as well as representatives from the embassies of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland,  South Africa, Spain, the UAE, the United States, representatives from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defense Ministry, and Federal Atomic Energy Agency, as well as from the Accounts Chamber, and the State Duma. The presentation was covered by Russian and foreign media, including news agenciesITAR-TASS, Interfax, RIA “Novosti”, newspapers Vremya Novostei, Izvestia, Kommersant, RBC Daily, TV channelsVesti-24, NHK, REN-TV etc.

On February 28, 2007, the Head of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations Ambassador Valery Loshchinin and the President of Centre russe d'études politiques, Genève, and the Security Index editor-in-chief Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov presented the first issue of the international edition of Security Index, published in English, to public officials, diplomats, representatives of academic and business communities. The presentation was attended by diplomats (among them ambassadors from Austria, Azerbaijan, Argentine, Byelorussia, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, India, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and others), representatives of Swiss and Geneva authorities (among them Jacques Moret, mayor of Geneva, and Pierre Muller, Councilor of Geneva), businessmen (particularly Ivan Pictet, President of the Geneva Financial center), experts, media.

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