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18.05.2017

“The structured dialogue on current and future challenges and risks to security launched within the OSCE is not yet a negotiation on a regime of conventional arms control in Europe, but an attempt to develop a shared understanding of what could be its foundation in the current conditions. Russia has supported this process, yet it specified that unless NATO drops its deterrence policy there could hardly be any progress,” —  Oleg Shakirov, PIR Center consultant.

31.08.2016

“The entire European security system, including its military dimension, should be modernized. Here it may be reasonable to come back to Russia’s proposal to draft a comprehensive European Security Treaty, once put forward by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. This document could embrace all security dimensions, including the military one, restore the  system  of  control, which  is in  fact lost  now,  over conventional  armed  forces, and  dramatically  improve  the  system  of  confidence- and security-building measures”, – Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center’s Executive Board.

15.07.2016

In the new issue of the Security Index: Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO on DPRK nuclear testing and the future of the CTBTO, PIR Center’s recommendations for strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation regime with comments by Sergio Duarte, High Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), Vadim Kozyulin on autonomous combat systems, Andrey Shkarbanov and Konstantin Stalmakhov on civil liability for nuclear damage, Kamal Gasimov on conflicts and squabbles within Syrian opposition, round table discussion on high-tech crime co-sponsored by CCI and PIR Center, Olga Mikhailova on cyber security of NPPs and critical infrastructure, Alyona Makhukova on Humanitarian initiative and the NPT review process.

02.11.2015

“With repeal of one of the transparency and MANPADs control measures, Ukraine cannot disclaim responsibility for transfer of these rather sensitive armaments; other pretty strict liabilities concerning MANPADs are still in force. However, international attention to Ukrainian activities in arms exports becomes even closer. Ukraine’s reputation in this field was tainted over the last two decades, so let us follow closely Kiev’s activities” – Vadim Kozyulin, Senior Research Fellow at PIR Center.

14.05.2015

"In my view, too much attention is focused on hypersound. Sometimes it is perceived as a panacea against all threats possible, while it’s far from reality. At the moment it’s a question of development of the hypersound technology itself, as its development (and production of its carries afterwards) is too expensive. At the moment one may talk about ongoing research regarding engines and materials. Meanwhile I need to say that in domestically produced air-defense missile systems use hypersound missiles with a maximum speed of approximately 3-4 Mach. The main attempt is being made to increase this speed to 5-7 Mach" – Andrey Grigoriev, General Director of the Fund of Perspective Research (FRP), general lieutenant in the reserve, Doctor of Technical Science.

29.04.2015

The new issue of Security Index journal offers several predictions for the development of international security. First of all, during the round table "Russia, challenges to its security and answers: expectations for 2014 and reality–2015"  Dmitry Trenin, Dmitry Evstafiev, Armen Oganesyan, Vadim Kozyulin and Andrei Suzdaltsev, someone a year ago, someone a little more – have given us their predictions about what threats and challenges Russia will face and how she will react to them. And now in the spring of 2015, they don't just look at their own predictions of that absolutely unpredictable year, but also offer their views in 2015.   

11.03.2015

“It is clear that the CFE Treaty in its original form has lost its relevance, and Russia does not intend to return to it.  We either need a new agreement or a refusal of legally binding arms control instruments in favor of the development of confidence-building measures in the security field, as well as the enhancement of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation.” – Lieutenant General (in reserve) Evgeny Buzhinskiy, PIR Center Executive Board Chairman. 

10.03.2015

“Should European countries decide to supply arms to Ukraine, it would become a serious challenge for the EU export control system and European civil society, which made a lot of efforts to establish the European Union common rules for the arms sale.  Today this truly effective tool, provided by both state and public control mechanisms, is questioned.  Temptations to make exceptions to the rules are great, but these exceptions may very well become the rule”, – Vadim Kozyulin, PIR Center Senior Research Fellow.

22.01.2015

“Rejecting nothing of what the life is offering – is my motto,” – today Vadim Kozyulin, PIR Center Senior Research Fellow, celebrates his 50th birthday. Happy birthday, Vadim Kozyulin!

02.10.2014

“Without exception, all articles and materials of this issue were written by staff members, members of the PIR Center Board, as well as graduates of PIR Center, or, if you please, representatives of the expanding PIR Community, our colleagues and friends who at some point during our 20-year history have worked at PIR Center, come to us as interns, received PIR Center scholarships, or completed our educational or training programs.  This issue is a collective gift from our graduates, our friends, constituting of already more than 800 individuals of the PIR Community on PIR Center’s 20th anniversary,” – Editorial Board of the Security Index journal.  



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