Security Index Yearbook 2024-2025 by PIR&MGIMO Vol.1 Digital Edition

Security Index Yearbook 
2024-2025 by PIR&MGIMO Vol.1 Digital Edition

This handbook is a unique collection of analytical materials on the most burning issues of the global and regional agendas in the times of growing international tension and Russian approaches to them.  This volume highlights the issues of global concern such as international terrorism, nuclear weapons and strategic arms control agenda, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, new types of conventional weapons, space security, cyber diplomacy. In terms of regional security, it concentrates on Russia-China relations, Middle East, Russia-Iran relations, the assessment of BRICS prospects, new developments in the relations between Russia and African countries, security dialogue between Russia and the states of Latin America, to mention just a few. It also contains book reviews and the chronology of recent events in global and regional security. 

Target Audience

Security Index Yearbook is designed above all for foreign expert community, decision makers, think tanks, business circles and specialists in Russian studies, as well as those who just want to get a fresh look at the Russian foreign and defense policy, Russia’s activities on global arena and threats perception. Security Index Yearbook is a contribution to a better understanding of global developments and what stand Russia takes on them.

Expert community

Decision makers

Think tanks

Business circles

Young IR specialists and students

This handbook is a unique analytical endeavor coming out at a remarkable time. On the one hand, the Western part of the world is hell-bent on demonizing or keeping quiet about Russia’s foreign, defense and security policies, trying to portray it as the bête noire of international relations, and muffling the voices of impartial Russian experts in the worst traditions of suppressing dissent. On the other hand, ironically, the demand for informed discussions of international security issues related to Russia and its policies runs as high as ever. People in the West, and particularly across the large non-Western communities that make up the Global Majority, are really keen to understand Russia’s line of reasoning, its interests and perception of security. 

Dr. Vladimir Orlov,
PIR Center Founding Director,
Professor at MGIMO University,
Editor-in-Chief

Published by MGIMO University and PIR Center Consortium in 2024 under the auspices of the Priority-2030 Strategic Academic Leadership Program.