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Great Britain conducts its last nuclear test.
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25.11.2020

“In this transitional period, further strengthening of the dialogue with external partners, in particular BRICS-Plus, is of paramount importance. The absence of the states of the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the “club” at present limits the potential for the formation of a BRICS partner network. Whereas the “club” has a generally strong membership, so far, none of the states of the Islamic world participates in BRICS. This creates a certain imbalance, even though the Muslim population makes up a significant share in two of the five BRICS countries (India and Russia)”, ‒ PIR Center's report on the prospects of BRICS enlargement from the point of view of international security and Russia's interests.

24.11.2020

On the November 16 the U.S. conducted a successful test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile. The target of interceptor missile imitated an ICBM. The editorial board decided to talk to an expert about the way such test may influence strategic stability.  During the interview Oleg Krivolapov, research fellow of the Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Nikita Degtyarev, Coordinatorof the PIR CenterInformation & Publications Program, about the influence of the SM-3 Block IIA test on strategic stability, threat to Russian strategic systems and the future of the U.S. antimissile system.

23.11.2020

“Today, feeling the amazing energy of the participants of the XX Anniversary School, of my colleagues and, of course, of those, who we call the PIR Center Community, I want to point out that we are moving in the right direction. Thanks to our common efforts, the PIR Center has crossed a quarter-century threshold and continues to be active, for what I want to express my special thanks to members of our “organized non-governmental community”, ‒ Vladimir Orlov, Founder and Director of the PIR Center.   

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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