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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.   

The War of Rhetoric over the Internet Governance

The article is a translation from French into English of the article La guerre rhétorique de la gouvernance Internet which was published in the Le Monde blog by Dominique Lacroix, Invited blogger at Le Monde, on September 19, 2014. 

The publication highlights the major international debates in the field of internet governance that took place in 2014. Particularly, those include NETmundial summit on the future of internet governance conducted in Sao Paolo, Brazil on April 23-24, 2014, and the 9th Internet Governance Forum summit held on September 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The author focuses on the conceptual clash between the multistakeholder approach to the internet governance, and the support of the principle of State sovereignty in the internet, promoted by Russia and some other major actors. 

The English translation of the publication was kindly provided to PIR Center by Leonid Todorov, Deputy Director for External Relations at the Coordination Center for TLDs .RU/.РФ. 

The translated article is published by PIR Center with the kind permission of the author.

Full text of the English translation.

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