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Entry into force of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
07.07.2007
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06.07.2022

On June 25, 2022, at the XXI International School of the PIR Center for Global Security Problems in Zvenigorod, within the framework of the Maslin Fest, the First Charity Auction was held in support of the Education and Training Program of PIR Center, at which unique publications of the PIR Center from different years, books and magazines with autographs of the authors were raffled off. Among them: Security Indices for 2012, 2013, 2014, Scientific Notes authored by leading experts in the field of global security: Roland M. Timerbaev, Dmitry G. Evstafiev, Vadim B. Kozyulin, Dmitri V. Polikanov, Ivan A. Safranchuk.

05.07.2022

On June 18-26, 2022, the PIR Center hosted the 21st International School on Global Security Issues. The school was held in the city of Zvenigorod, Moscow region, a town rich in unique monuments of Russian spiritual culture and military glory. 21st International School on Global Security Issues was organized in partnership with the MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation as part of the implementation of the joint project “Global Security, Strategic Stability and Arms Control” (implemented by the PIR Center and MGIMO as part of the Strategic Academic Leadership Program “Priority 2030”), as well as with grant support from the Presidential Grants Fund, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the Russkiy Mir Foundation. 

PIR Center extends the contest for a scholarship covering part of the tuition fee for the dual degree program in nonproliferation studies until July 15 image
02.07.2022

PIR Center extends submission deadline for scholarship covering part of the tuition fee for the International Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation (developed jointly by MGIMO University, PIR Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA, MIIS), until July 15, 2022.

 

02.07.2022

The creation of the P5 process is a positive step for the nonproliferation regime. For the first time in the history of the NPT, a permanent dialogue mechanism of official nuclear states on nonproliferation issues has been established. The goal of this research paper is to analyze the efforts of the nuclear five to ensure strategic stability. The relevance of the topic is dictated by the lack of specific multilateral mechanisms to maintain strategic stability.

International Security Index iSi

 This project is completed. Information is not being updated

THE DOW JONES OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

What is iSi? - The International Security Index (iSi) is a comprehensive index of the level of international security developed by the PIR Center through a project that has been ongoing for over a year. The project is currently undergoing an international assessment. The iSi index is meant to demonstrate the extent to which the international security situation differs from the “ideal”  (assumed as 4210 points according to our methodology) at each point in time. It also indicates how various specific military and nonmilitary factors are effecting international security.

How is iSi calculated? - The most important characteristics of iSi are its comprehensiveness, robustness, and clarity. A great number of the factors that directly effect international security are reflected in iSi in a concentrated form. They include: the threat of global nuclear war, the number and intensity of local conflicts, the type of political relations between various countries and international organizations, the intensity and scale of terrorist activity, the stability of the global economy, and the threat posed by man-made catastrophes and epidemics. The aim of iSi is to provide quantitative indicators that reflect the dynamics of trends in international security. The iSi index is meant to demonstrate the extent to which the international security situation differs from the “ideal” at each point in time. It also indicates how various specific military and nonmilitary factors are affecting international security.  More details on iSi methodology is availabla here.

What is International expert group (INTEG) for? - The PIR Center's monthly calculation of iSi is accompanied by interviews with our International Expert Group, which includes representatives from Russia, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Hungary, India, Saudi Arabia, Sweden the United States and Uzbekistan. The evaluations of these experts in no way influence the calculation of the Index. Nevertheless, they make it possible for us to see how our calculations are viewed in a given month and, in particular, the dynamics of iSi over the course of several months at a time, in various regions of the world.

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